Joyce Iasillo Gipson

Profile Updated: March 13, 2022
Class Year: 1965
Residing In: River Forest, IL USA
Occupation: Epic Lead Device Manager, IT
Spouse/Partner: Widow
Children: One daughter, Heather Virginia Gipson (1971)
Which class?

June

What States have you've lived in other than IL?

None

Other Occupation/s:

Third Tier IT Support

Where do you work now?

Self Employed

Where have you worked and/or retired from?

Northwestern Medicine

Have you ever been Self-Employed?

Yes

If Yes. What is/was the name of your company? What is/was your title? Where is/was it located? Nature of Business.

My late husband and I owned two businesses at one point in our lives.

Marriage Date

August 16, 1969

Did you marry your High School Sweetheart?

No

If Yes, to Whom, what High School & Graduation year?

Robert Gipson, Lane Tech, 1965 (Deceased)

Have you been married more than once?

No

Grand Children:

Charlie - January, 2008 and the littlest Blackhawk fan. Skating since 18 months and hockey was his first word, I swear! Passionate about baseball and has exquisite social skills and love for humanity.

Pets:

Budgies- Allergies to cats and dogs - People are my pets.

Your High School Story:

I'd have to write fiction to fill this space and be interesting.

What were you in High School?

Singer/Band Member
A Geek
Dancer/Actor/Actress
Other Shy

Who did you have a crush on while in High School? And Why? Did you ever date him/her?

Robert Barkley - just a fun friend and his family owned the building we lived in. Great sense of humor and he had a crush on my sister, Judy.

Who was your favorite teacher/s and why?

Miss Doheny was one. She was simply fantastic at teaching math and she had a no nonsense attitude. I loved math even more because of her method of teaching.

Mr. Quinn was great, too. I was in Internediate Choir for a couple of years and he taught with such joy.

What teacher/s did you dislike and why?

I didn't dislike any teachers but I did better with some of the teaching methodolgies than others.

What committee/s where you on?

I did a few things but honestly, I don't remember. GAA, helped with homecoming floats.

What is your favorite memory or memories of AHS?

Participating in choir and Masque and Gavel (short lived). I remember Novermber 22, 1963 when President Kennedy was assassinated. We had a concert scheduled but instead of cancelling, we sang only one song - "Let There Be Peace On Earth". Very moving even to this day in memory.

What Elementary School did you attend?

Sumner Elementary School, Chicago, IL

Your Elementary School Story:

Class Valedictorian and gave graduation speech. I sang a solo in a Christmas pageant once as well. Ms. Barry was my favorite teacher. I was painfully shy and she was so kind and encouraging.

Did you go to College?

Yes

If Yes, Where and When?

Triton

Level of Education

Some College
Associates in Computer Science

Did you go to a Technical School?

No

What have you been up to since you graduated from High School?

Living and loving life and all it's challenges.

Have you ever been on TV?

No. But my daughter, Heather, was Groundhog Queen in the movie "Groundhog Day" with Bill Murray. Does that count?

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Frank was my sister, Judy's (Iasillo- '67) husband for fourteen years. They had two children during their marriage, Jennifer and Brian. He was a retired electrician and loved studying the stock market. He is survived by his children and fice grandchildren. His older brother, Bernie, also survives but he did not graduate from Austin. He loved writing poetry in high school. He lived across the street from us on Lockwood and he served in the Army in Vietnam. Even though they were divorced, we all came together for family events thrugh the years. His daughter cared for him the last two years of his struggle with a myriad of health issues. Rest in peace, Fran (that's what the family called him). 

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Hi Barbara - Your birthday is approaching so HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It is your special day to celebrate you and I hope you do just that! Keep smiling and God Bless you and your family. Also.....eat cake! It's medicinal.

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Happy Birthday, Denny! I hope life is treating you well. I am still working full time at NWM and I really do not pay attention to age or time. I enjoy my grandson and life is good. Yearbook picture below. Wish I had one from Sumner handy but I don't. The other one is from last week while I was getting ready to play ice hockey with Charlie in their backyard. Fun! Eat cake! Joyce

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My daughter Heather and Charlie, Seattle, August 2009