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In Memory of

Mildred Joyce Williams

December 9, 1925 - November 25, 2016

Obituary


Our strong, loving, sweet, caring mother and grandmother, Mildred Joyce Newbold Williams, passed away November 25, 2016. Joyce was born in her beloved Magna, Utah, on December 9, 1925; the only daughter of Earl and Mildred Salisbury Newbold. Attended Cyprus High School where she met her sweetheart, John E. Williams. The two married on December 10, 1943 shortly before sending Johnnie to Europe during World War II. Upon his return, they settled in Hunter where they raised their three children.

Joyce attended beauty school, worked in Sears and The Paris, worked as a lunch...

Our strong, loving, sweet, caring mother and grandmother, Mildred Joyce Newbold Williams, passed away November 25, 2016. Joyce was born in her beloved Magna, Utah, on December 9, 1925; the only daughter of Earl and Mildred Salisbury Newbold. Attended Cyprus High School where she met her sweetheart, John E. Williams. The two married on December 10, 1943 shortly before sending Johnnie to Europe during World War II. Upon his return, they settled in Hunter where they raised their three children.

Joyce attended beauty school, worked in Sears and The Paris, worked as a lunch lady at Arcadia elementary, as well as holding other jobs over the years. She was a faithful member of the LDS church and an avid genealogist. Joyce was a wonderful homemaker who made many beautiful things. She was a talented oil painter and gifted seamstress. She and Johnnie built a cabin in Oakley, Utah, where they enjoyed the outdoors and made lasting friendships. Joyce also enjoyed her annual trip to Yellowstone and quick getaways to Las Vegas. She was able to visit Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore, Las Vegas, and go deer hunting over the past few months with her son, Terry. She enjoyed living near her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and they loved running over to Grandma Joyce's. Joyce especially loved making Christmas special for her family.

Although Joyce was burdened with chronic seizures for years, she pushed through each episode with grace and strength. She was truly an example to all.

Joyce is survived by her son, Terry; daughter, Jackie (Terry) Rushton, and son-in-law, Bill Neil; brother, Harold Newbold; grandchildren, Jody, Corey, Bobbi, and Jami; 10 great grandchildren; 2 bonus grandsons. Preceded in death by husband, Johnnie, daughter Pamela Neil, parents, and brothers, LaMar and Lynn Newbold.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 6th at 11:00 am at the LDS Church, 3737 South 5600 West, West Valley City, Utah. Viewings will be held Monday, December 5th from 6:00-8:00 at Valley View Funeral Home. 4335 West 4100 South, West Valley City, Utah and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Joyce was loved by many, and will be deeply missed. Our sorrows are lessened by the knowledge that she has reunited with her eternal companion, sweet daughter, and loving parents.