Joy TeSelle


Joy Chessington TeSelle
29 Mar 1915 - 01 Jun 2009
Capital City Squares
Prime 8s


TESELLE—Joy Chessington TeSelle, 94, completed her long and fulfilling life when she died gently on June 1, 2009 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Joy was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 29, 1915. She was in Wyoming and Cuba in her early years, and she lived many years in California before moving to Albuquerque nine years ago.

Joy delighted in life and all who knew her expressed their special love for her. She was passionate about nature, family, work, gardening, art, dancing, justice, learning, and spiritual communion.

Joy was a most loveing mother to her three children, Davis TeSelle (with STephanie Kaza), Judith MacQuigg (with John MacQuigg), and Nancy Wood (with Steve Wood). Four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren are hers.

The family will receive friends for a Memorial Service on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Riverside Funeral Home, 225 San Mareo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, 764-9663. A reception will follow at the home of her daughter Judith. Remembrances expressing our immense gratitude may be made to Ambercare Hospice, 219 Osuna Rd. NE, 87113, or Highpointe Care, 10701-D Montgomery Blvd. NE, 87111.[1]



  1. Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM) Sunday, 26 Jul 2009, p.D8, col.6