Fox Makin, age 79, passed away unexpectedly on February
1, 2013. Joy was born November 1, 1933, in American Fork,
Utah, the daughter of Delt and Beatrice Keller Fox. She
married Glen R. Makin, April 12, 1951. They were sealed
in the Provo Temple on April 14, 1993.
Joy was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints and served in many church positions
including Young Women, Primary, and Relief Society.
Joy worked cleaning homes and offices while her children
were growing. She worked sewing clothes and making alterations.
Joy worked at Chipman’s Department Store until they
closed. She then worked at Wolf’s Sporting Goods in
the alterations department. Joy became a teacher’s
aide for Alpine School District and retired from Alpine
School District’s print shop.
Mom’s biggest and best job was taking care of Dad.
She spent hours in hospitals, outside of surgery rooms and
by Dad’s bed. She climbed the stairs countless times
to see if Dad was alright and to get him what he needed.
Mom gave him every hour that it took to care for him for
over 25 years during his debilitating health. Mom gave her
all to her family.
Joy belonged to the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She
was an avid reader. Joy loved to crochet and crocheted over
100 hats each year for the Church’s Humanitarian Program.
Each person in the family has an afghan she made. She could
make most anything if she set her mind to it. Joy had the
"Girls" to haul her around and they were her way
to shop till you drop. They were her fun and she always
looked forward to their time together. Joy enjoyed going
with the Out-to-lunch bunch, doing puzzles, and working
on her computer with friends. At the time of her passing
Joy was working on her personal and family history.
Joy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and
sister Peggy Brown.
Survivors include her children JoLee Lloyd, Reedsport,
Oregon, and Scott (Suzie) Makin, American Fork. Grandchildren,
Tina Gomez, Jesse (Holly) Hamblin, Camille (Levi) Griffiths,
Marissa Makin, Angela (Shea) Chipman, Heath Makin, and Darrin
Makin. Great-Grandchildren, Haylee Hamblin, Dayton Griffiths,
Henasee Hamblin, Teagan Griffiths, Hadlee Hamblin, and a
sister Donna (Dean) Lott.
Services will be held at the American Fork 25th LDS Ward
Chapel; 455 East 300 North in American Fork, on Friday,
February 8, 2013 at 11:00 am. Friends may call from 9:30
to 10:30 am prior to services.