1932 ~ 2015
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
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.