Joyce Shelton Taylor
1932 ~ 2015

Our wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed away ­­Saturday, August 15, 2015 after an extended illness that she faced valiantly and without complaint. Children were drawn to her because of her unconditional love for them. She was non-judgmental and had goodwill toward all and never knowingly offended anyone.

Joyce was born May 24th 1932 in Bingham Canyon, Utah, the eldest child of Andrew Rowley Shelton and Esther Pulley Shelton. Joyce graduated from American Fork High School in 1950 and attended the University of Utah, where she studied dance under Professor William Christensen, and was a very talented ballerina. She was a cheerleader in High School and very active in school affairs. She represented American Fork in the 1950 Miss Utah pageant as the American Fork Steel Day Queen. Joyce was a very efficient metallurgical clerk at the U.S. Steel Geneva plant where she worked for 37 years. Joyce was active in the LDS young women program where, to this day, some of those she taught still call her “Mom.”

March 7, 1952 Joyce married Kenneth Taylor of American Fork in the Salt Lake Temple. They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary March 7, 2015.

Joyce is survived by her husband and unselfish caregiver Ken, her daughters Jane (David Phillips) and Karen (Michael Smith), her son Glen (Jill Frischknecht), her sister Janet Luke, her brother Andrew Shelton and her thirteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Esther Pulley Shelton, younger sister Norma Jean Shelton Kaylor, and her precious granddaughter, Tori Elizabeth Phillips.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the American Fork 24th LDS Ward Chapel, 975 North 60 East, American Fork, Utah. Family and friends may call on Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m at the church and on Saturday from 9:30-10:30 prior to services at the church.

Joyce’s family would like to thank her medical team (Envision Hospice), for their kind, compassionate, and professional care for Joyce the past 3years. They would also like to acknowledge the loving, watchful care of the members of the 24th Ward, and her many dear friends and extended family.


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