Joy Goodwin

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(1923 -- April 22, 2010)

Joy Goodwin Clarke Sanderson was a U.K./U.S. fan. She met Vin¢ Clarke in the mid-1950s, began an affair with him, left Goodwin (her second husband), and became Joy Clarke, although she and Vince never legally married, since she had trouble obtaining a divorce.

Their house in Inchmery Road became the center of what was known as Inchmery Fandom when they let a room to WKF Sandy Sanderson, and all three threw themselves into crifanac. Joy was known for making rhubarb wine.

Joy served as secretary for Loncon I. She was on the Cytricon II committee. She was a member of OMPA (publishing Lesser Flea), its OE in 1955-56, and in 1959 published Apathy, an index to the first 20 mailings.

In 1960, having finally obtained a divorce from Goodwin, Joy dumped Vin¢ Clarke to marry and move to the United States with Sandy Sanderson. Clarke retained custody of their infant daughter, Nicki. The event was described by Clarke as a betrayal, and he gafiated for more than 20 years as a result, after publishing an anguished farewell, Ex-Inchmery Fan Diary.

Joy and Sandy moved to New York with help from Belle and Frank Dietz.

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