Allred Olson Dowden
February 29, 1932 ~ September 20, 2010
beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and loving
sister, Joyce age 78 passed away peacefully on September
Joyce was born on leap year February 29,1932 in Salt Lake
City to Clarence J. Allred and Myrtle Thelma Carter. She
married Ivan A. Olson August 21, 1951 in the Salt Lake Temple
and they had 5 wonderful sons. They have been her joy and
strength throughout her life. She was a proud grandma of
27 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren and loved each
one. Later married Kenneth B. Dowden November 24, 1990 in
the Jordan River Temple.
Joyce was known for her contagious laugh and infectious
smile. She always had a listening ear and unconditional
love for her family and friends. She valiantly served in
Relief Society and Primary and in the Jordan River Temple.
She had a strong testimony and loved her Savior.
Over the years she worked in many hospitals and made many
lifetime friends. A mother like ours is more than a memory,
she will live in our hearts forever.
She is survived by sons Kim (Bobette), Scott (Kathleen),
Roger (Allison), Steven (Melanie) and Todd (Julene) also
a sister Carolyn (Richard) Smith. Preceded in death by husband
Kenneth B. Dowden sister Colleen (Neil) Holbrook and granddaughter
Funeral services for Joyce will be held Saturday, September
25, 2010 at 12:00 noon in the Salt Lake 20th LDS Ward Chapel,
2nd Avenue & 'G' Street, Salt Lake City, Utah. Family
and friends may attend a viewing at the church Saturday
morning from 10:00 to 11:30 am prior to services. Interment,
Salt Lake City Cemetery. Funeral Directors - Warenski Funeral
Home of American Fork, Utah.