Joyce LaVon Jones Gray, 77, of Lindon passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020 after a long battle with Alzheimers. She was born June 1, 1943 in Ogden, Utah to John Carlos and Lizzie Marguerite Godfrey Jones. She married Dennis LaVerl Gray on June 12, 1964 in the Idaho Falls Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dennis passed on January 15, 2007.
Joyce grew up in Idaho Falls and attended school and later attended Utah Technical College in Orem. She played the piano and organ in her LDS Ward for many years and especially enjoyed the opportunity to work in the Temple and played the organ. Joyce practiced the piano and organ for hours on end to perfect her talents. In her later years she played for church services in her assisted living residence. She and Dennis served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Nigeria Uyo Mission from 2002-2004 and as a temple worker in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple for many years. Joyce was an avid genealogist and spent years researching her family tree.
Joyce never had an unkind word for anyone and always had a compliment to say and a smile on her face. When Dennis’ health was failing, Joyce was by his side night and day and served tirelessly as his caregiver. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy and always wanted to be involved in their lives.
She is survived by her five children: Rob (Michele) Gray, St. George; Susan (Craig) Stevenson, Payson; Deanna (Craig) Werner, Orem; Steve (Jenny) Gray, Mt. Pleasant and Barbara Francom, Bountiful; 22 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; two brothers: Carl (Joyce) Jones and Roger (Carol) Jones. She was preceded in death and enjoyed a heartfelt reunion with her husband Dennis; parents; two brothers: Richard and David Jones and sister, Shirley Larson.
A viewing for Joyce will be held Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 10:00-11:00 am in the Olpin Family Mortuary Chapel, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove. A graveside service will follow at 12:00 noon in the Lindon City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com. Please be advised that Covid 19 precautions are encouraged with the use of masks and social distancing for those attending Joyce’s services.
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