Sept. 1936 – March 2021
Joyce Kopecki was born to Riley and Milley Casey on September 10, 1936 in Austin, TX. She grew up locally, always supported by Casey and Hibdon families too numerous to list.
She was married to Ronald R. C. Ashlock in 1950 and divorced in 1973. Mom married Herb Kopecki in 1976. Mom had a blended family with a total of 12 children, 31 grandchildren, 74 great grandchildren, and 18 great-great grandchildren and one on the way.
Mom had minimal time to develop a career but worked seasonal jobs at a cannery for several years. She had several activities she enjoyed: fast draw contests in which she won many trophies, and racing a stock car in powder-puff events. She always enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting. She was always supportive of all family activities. Again, she was a mom to everyone she met.
Mom leaves a hole in our lives that can never be refilled.
She is survived by her children: Ronnie Ashlock of Atwater, Debbie Medeiros of NV, Kathy Pennycuff of Atwater, Ricky Ashlock of Atwater, Robbie Ashlock of Atwater, and Carol Parsons of Winton; stepchildren Randy Kopecki of NV, Kelly of Modesto, Terrie of Ceres, and Cheryl of VA; and brother Carroll Casey of Lodi. She was predeceased by her son Randy Ashlock and stepdaughter Janet Mitchell.
Viewing will be at Allen Mortuary on March 15, 2021 from 10am – 12pm. A Graveside service will follow at 1:30pm at Sunnyside Cemetery in Stevinson.