Joyce Anne Rudofsky (Gionet)
July 27, 1951 - November 2, 2012
My sweet sister, Joyce fought a heroic battle with cancer for 3 years before going home to Heaven. God used Joyce to touch so many lives. She gave courage to those fighting similar battles. She is my hero!
Joyce and I shared a passion for photography and, we would never miss an opportunity to photograph the beauty found all around her in Arizona. I will miss the many late nights we stayed up talking gadgets and photography.
I will miss most those incredibly large hugs I would receive upon arriving and leaving her home in Parks, AZ. I always looked forward to those hugs!
I know I will see my Joyce again someday but, until then, I will have a piece of my heart missing because she took it with her to Heaven to hold for me until we meet again.
Forever in my heart. Forever in my mind. I love you Sis!
Note: This is one of my favorite photos of Joyce taken about a year ago at a place she absolutely adored.
In the aftermath of a polarizing election truer words were never spoken.
In Pitman Valley, the McHat Inn (1931) sits on the old Route 66 just 2 miles east of Williams, AZ. The Inn was later named the Wagon Wheel Lodge. The Lodge sold gasoline, food and had cabins for rent. Across the street from the Lodge was the Elmo Dance Hall that, in the 1940's, lent a reputation to the Lodge as a brothel. The Lodge later became a private residence but now stands abandoned.
In memory of my hero, my sister, Joyce Ann Rudofsky who moved to Heaven on Friday, November 2, 2012. Joyce battled cancer for 3 years but, God decided enough with her pain and brought her home where there is no pain or tears shed.