Joy Fox Makin
1933 ~ 2013

Joy 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.

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