Reta Joyce Tiller

Reta Joyce Tiller

Female 1911 - 1993  (81 years)

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  • Name Reta Joyce Tiller 
    Born 13 Dec 1911  Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Mar 1993 
    Notes 
    • Reta was born on Wednesday 13/12/1911 at home in Mallala, a doctor attended the birth, the first time Eliza had more than a local midwife. Richard collected him and drove him to the farm with a horse and sulky.
      Joyce grew up on the farm, attending school at Mallala, Mr Georg Morphett being headmaster. Farmers' wives and daughters worked milking cows and raising poultry, thus providing money for household expenses. Separating of the milk twice daily, the delivery of cream either to the railway station or to Taylor's Collection Service (Cream Factory at Gawler) and collecting empty cans a few days later, was normal part of life. The cleaning of the cans and separator also took many hours.
      After the marriage of her brother Sid in 1936, Joyce moved with her parents into the township of Mallala. Within four years both Richard and Eliza died and Joyce decided to take a business course in the city in preparation for employment. After training she held several positions and in 1950/51 she spent a year in New Zealand enjoying a working holiday.
      After returning to South Australia she worked in the Accounting Department of Australian National Airlines ( afterward amalgamated with Ansett s). Early in 1956 Joyce and a friend spent three years in England on a working holiday, with side trips to Europe and returning to Australia via Canada, USA and New Zealand.
      She returned to Airlines Accounting but with T.A.A. (now Australian Airlines) and retired 13 years later. Her work had enabled her to gratify her love of travelling. Joyce has always been i8nterested in the Methodist Church (now Uniting Church) and has held various position. At Mallala she was organist for a number of years. choir member and Sunday School teacher. At St John's Prospect North she was a choir member, Sunday School teacher, member of the Girls' Comradeship, Elder, Secretary of the Women's Fellowship and did floral arrangements for church services. She has been a volunteer helper at the Helping Hand Centre for the past 11 years.
      Her interests include dressmaking, photography, pen-friends, C.W.A. (Country Womens Association), Singing, choir, Enfield C.W.A. choir which entertains Nursing Home residents and Senior Citizens' Clubs. She is now a resident at the Helping Hand Centre, North Adelaid.
    Person ID I0967  Tucker Family Tree | The descendants of James Tucker
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2007 

    Father Richard Tiller,   b. 9 Jan 1868, Para Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1937, Mallala, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Eliza Marshman,   b. 4 Jul 1870, Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1940, Mallala, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 29 Jul 1891  Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Reta Joyce Tiller
    Reta Joyce Tiller
    Reta Joyce Tiller - Fifth child of Richard Tiller and Eliza Tiller (n. Marshman)
    Reta Joyce Tiller and her Sister Effie Linda Tiller
    Reta Joyce Tiller and her Sister Effie Linda Tiller
    Reta Joyce tiller and Her Sister Effie Linda Tiller
    Effie 'Linda' Turner (n. Tiller) and Reta Joyce Tiller
    Effie "Linda" Turner (n. Tiller) and Reta Joyce Tiller
    Effie "Linda" Turner (n. Tiller) and Reta "Joyce" Tiller - Photo taken 1948.


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