Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and very best friend, left this earth reluctantly in her 67th year on Sept. 15, 1998 at her home with her daughter and her husband of 48 years by her side, with the joy of knowing who she would soon see.
Joyce L. Saville Jolley was born to her parents, Virgil D. and Mabel Olson Saville on Aug. 25, 1931 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was raised with her siblings, Ruth (deceased), Harry "Bud" (deceased), Don, and Janice in Pocatello, Idaho. She graduated from Pocatello High. She worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone. Shortly after she met her love, Theron R. Jolley, they got married on Aug. 11, 1950.Of this union they were blessed with five children, Kathryn Elizabeth of Illinois; Carol Ann (Dave) Cushing of Sandy; Kent LeGrande (Deanna) Jolley of Riverton; Sharon Ruth (Garth) Beck of Riverton; Sandra Joyce (William "B.J.") Luckey of Sandy. Her children were her joy and treasure and she was so proud of them all. They blessed her life with 21 beautiful grandchildren, who gave her laughter and tears as they grew thru the years: Shonie, Cody, Dennis, Marcus, Andrew, Scott, Corey, Cami, Clint, Christopher, LeGrande, Crystal, Rex, Rachel, Nathan, Kristan, Jessica, Jake, Shayla, Justin, Kyle; one great-granddaughter, Kaylee.
She was a member of the LDS Church and had great love in her callings, in the Primary and Relief Society. She had a great love for many things including animals, especially "Buffy" who is with her now. She loved embroidery, camping and traveling. She loved to collect dolls, miniatures and making decorative eggs. She helped make a decorative egg to represent Utah that was displayed in the White House in 1996.
Death she did not fear, for her body carried her far and it was tired. Leaving was her only regret, She looked forward to the loved ones, and friends who had gone on ahead. With happy tears what a reunion.
"To my husband I say "Thank you," to my children I say "I love you," and it's OK to cry because I know it hurts. But I gotta go."
"Till we meet again."
"Take care of grandpa (B.M.L.)."
As a family--Special Thanks to Dr. Patricia Legant, Teri and staff, Sue Ann, Tandy and IHC Hospice Staff for helping Joyce meet the Big "C" head on.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Willow Canyon Fourth Ward, 1600 East Buttercup Drive (10075 So.). Friends and family may call Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State, Midvale, and one hour prior to services. Interment will be at Crescent Cemetery.
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