Lt. Col. Joyce Eloise Eslick

Photo posted on Find A Grave by Dr. Marie C. Karban DMV ret.
 Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army

Born:Aug. 31, 1929, Huntsville, AL
Died:Dec. 31, 2010, Seattle, Washington
Buried:Roane Memorial Gardens, Rockwood, TN


•  "Joyce E. Eslick, Lt. Col., U.S. Army, Ret., 81, died December 31, 2010 in Seattle, WA. Born to Lewis and Selma Eslick in Huntsville, AL on August 31, 1929, Joyce moved to Tennessee with her family and graduated from Roane County High School in Kingston. She attended U.T. and received her B.A. at the University of Washington. Joyce joined the WAC as an enlisted person and after attending OCS increased in rank until her retirement as Lt. Col. Among her many accomplishments, Lt. Col. Eslick was the company commander of the 14th Women's Army Corps Band and the first female liaison officer to the S. Vietnam Women's Army. She served her country in both the Far East and in Europe during war and peace. She received the Bronze Star medal in 1972 and the Joint Services Commendation medal for achievement." - Find a Grave

•  "LTC. Joyce E. ESLICK U.S. Army, Retired Age 81, passed peacefully Dec. 31, 2010. She was born and raised in the Alabama/Tennessee area. 23 years were spent in the Army, serving in Yokohama, Japan; Berlin, Germany; Saigon, Vietnam. Stateside, Col. Eslick was assigned to many areas of responsibility. Her favorite being Commander of the 14th Women's Army Corps Band, Ft. McClellan, AL. Col. Eslick graduated from UW in 1962 and at the same time was the Commanding Officer of the WAC detachment at Ft. Lawton. After retirement in 1973 she returned to Seattle and was co-owner of a private real estate co. Services and interment in Kingston, TN beside her parents. The McCarn, Prigmore, and Heilesen families will miss her. Many thanks to the Queen Anne Healthcare facility and the many skilled, patient, and caring staff that cared for her around the clock." - The Seattle Times

•  Her home in Seattle was across the street from a large park adjoining Green Lake with trails and tennis courts. - Google Maps

•  Clydean McCarn of Seattle, WA is her beloved friend, companion and caretaker for more than 35 years. - Tribute

Related Links:

•  Find a Grave - Biographical information authored by Mr. Marie C. Karban, DVM ret and was submitted to "Find A Grave" on January 2, 2011.

•  Google Maps - Map

•  Reunion 2004 - Women's Army Corps Band, with photos

•  The Seattle Times - Obituary

•  The way we were - Women's Army Corps Band, with a photo

•  Tribute - Women's Army Cops Band, Obituary with photos