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obit. David Alfred JOY (1937-2011) - West Jordan, Utah

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obit. David Alfred JOY (1937-2011) - West Jordan, Utah

Posted: 16 Jul 2011 7:53PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: JOY, WATTS

David Alfred Joy 1937 ~ 2011 David Alfred Joy, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend peacefully passed on to his eternal home on April 22, 2011, he was surrounded by his family. David was born July 11, 1937 in Winter Harbor, Maine to Theodore Roosevelt and Queenie Jesse Joy. David married Cherri Watts January 1969; their marriage was solemnized in the St. George Temple. David loved his country and served for 20 years as a member of the Unites States Air Force, he is a Vietnam veteran. David's life was spent in service to his family, his country, and friends, and to the Lord with whom he had a special relationship. He was always positive and warm-hearted; he had a generous and loving heart always putting the needs of others before his own. He loved being outdoors in nature fishing and hunting, but what he loved most was the time he spent fishing and camping with his grandchildren and family. David was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as an elders quorum president, bishop, high councilor and 25 years as a Stake Patriarch. At the time of his passing he was the Stake Patriarch for the Copperhills Stake, West Jordan, Utah. We know, quite simply, that the world is a better place because Dave lived in it. May we remember what he taught us through his loving example and the words he spoke. His spirit will always be with us and his love will live forever in our hearts, until we meet again. David is survived by his wife, Cherri Watts Joy, five children, Jodi Joy (Robert) Winter, Tracy Joy, David Taft (Patti) Joy, Denise Joy, and Benjamin Alfred (Nicole) Joy; 11 grandchildren; and a sister Jean Rosenbluth. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Theodore R. Joy Jr. and nephew Douglas Chambers. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Copper Hills 7th Ward Chapel, 9227 S. Wild Clover Ln., West Jordan, Utah. Friends may call on Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 W. South Jordan Pkwy. (10600 So.) and on Thursday at the church one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the KANOSH CITY CEMETERY, KANOSH, UTAH. Online condolences at www.jenkins-soffe.com

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on April 24, 2011

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