Joyce Merle Dishman

Born: Fri., Oct. 28, 1938
Died: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017


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Mom,

  I always knew this day would come but never this soon, you were my best friend  my confidant, my sounding board, and I was yours, you have been gone just a short time but it  seems like an eternity, I find myself seeing something or hearing something and I start to pick up the phone because I think I need to tell my mom, only to realize you’re not there anymore ,  my heart aches and it is broken and I know only time will heal my heart but you were my best friend mom and I will never forget you. You will always be loved and missed. No one can ever take your place ,  there is such a huge hole in our family right now that can never ever be filled,we all miss you so very much. I know you are with your mom and daddy and your beloved big momma, and because of that I know you are with the people you missed most in this world, until we see each other again mom I will miss you and have a hole in my heart but someday we will be together again, and until then my world will never be the same.
Love and miss you with my whole being, your daughter.

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Kathy Murotani
   Posted Thu December 14, 2017
Mom,
I always knew this day would come but never this soon, you were my best friend my confidant, my sounding board, and I was yours, you have been gone just a short time but it seems like an eternity, I find myself seeing something or hearing something and I start to pick up the phone because I think I need to tell my mom, only to realize you’re not there anymore , my heart aches and it is broken and I know only time will heal my heart but you were my best friend mom and I will never forget you. You will always be loved and missed. No one can ever take your place , there is such a huge hole in our family right now that can never ever be filled,we all miss you so very much. I know you are with your mom and daddy and your beloved big momma, and because of that I know you are with the people you missed most in this world, until we see each other again mom I will miss you and have a hole in my heart but someday we will be together again, and until then my world will never be the same.
Love and miss you with my whole being, your daughter.

Kathy Murotani
   Posted Fri December 15, 2017
What is a Mother? She is the one person in your life that put your needs before her own, our Mother was left to raise three kids on her own after being a devoted wife to her husband, all mom ever knew was how to take care of her children and her Husband, until one day her Husband found someone else and not just someone else but a whole new family, he didn’t just leave our beautiful mother he divorced his whole family, my mother was heartbroken, she could have went down and sighed up for welfare but our mother had more pride than that, see when her husband left she was broken but not beat, our courageous mother went out and got a job as a waitress at the Rancho Bakersfield coffee shop she worked nights so she could be home during the day when we got home from school, when she would get home early in the morning she would lay her tips which at that time were dimes and nickels and quarters and leave them on her nightstand so my brother Kenny and I could get enough change to buy our lunch for that day at school, my mother was a very proud woman and she was a very strong woman, she helped support my oldest brother Danny and his wife and their baby daughter Crystal she kept Crystal in diapers and formula and food, all on a waitress salary, see her ex-husband never cared how hard he made things on our mother or his children.
When our mother was young she was a singer and she could have had a very big career but the love of her life which is our father would not allow her to follow her dreams so she gave up those dreams to become his wife and our mom, but she never totally gave up her dream it was always talked about as she put it the good all days and for her those were the good all days until one day in 1979 she met a man named James Dishman they had a very short engagement And then they got married on December 8, 1979, and James was a wonderful step dad my brother Kenny called and pops he was just always Jim to me he was a wonderful grandfather to all of our children but mom was for the most part just content she still really had never met the man that she should have been with but because of us and because in her own way she loved Jim she stayed with Jim and they were married up until his death, you see our mother was a one-of-a-kind she was brave she was strong and she could be A spitfire but most of all she loved all of us with all of her heart.....She really was a one of a kind Lady, who loved her family more than she loved herself... Our family will forever be different she wanted to see her youngest great grand son grow up, now that will never happen, When my Brother Kenny became a Deputy Sheriff our mother was so,proud of him because he did it all on his own with no help from anyone,of course she worried about him, but anytime she spoke about Kenny there was a tremendous amount of pride both in the way she spoke about him and you could just see it in her eyes, she was very happy that Kenny found the person he was meant to be with, that gave her great comfort, knowing that Raynita would always be there for Kenny, and as far as me she finally told me that my husband was a good man, and you would have to know the history to understand how important it was for her to say that to me, our brother Danny lived with mom for the past 12 yrs, but if she would have recovered she would have been moving in with me and my husband Ron... Mom had a good friend named Deanna, and they were two peas in a pod.
Our mom never really got over the passing of her daddy or her momma, and she still missed her grandmother which she called big momma, she is survived by my brother Danny Williams, her son Kenny and his wife Raynita Williams and my husband and myself Ron and Kathy Murotani, and numerous grandchildren and quite a few great grandchildren.
Mom you are gone from this earth but you will never be gone from our hearts,you are always in our thoughts we will forever miss you and love you enjoy paradise you deserve it. With all the love have Kathy