Joy Rae Clawson Tolman
She was born Aug. 1, 1933, in Morgan, Utah, the daughter of George Grover and Ruby Lois Wessman Clawson.
Joy is survived by her devoted, loving husband of 58 years, Edward Smith Tolman; siblings, Neil, Jack, Don, Frank, Kent Clawson and LoisAnn Ward.
Joy’s life was spent being a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Family was her main focus in life. She often told us, “Family is so wonderful and aren’t children wonderful.” The highlight of Ed and Joy’s life is family. Their children, Debra (the late Alan Wilcox) and Jerry Clayson, Wayne (Beth) Tolman, Marcia (Scott) Richards, Janoa (the late Richard Combs) and Dennis Parde, Judy (Steve) Porter, Trisa (Greg) Cummings, Steve (Sheryl) Tolman, Sheryl (Frank) Gomez and Tom (Dedra) Tolman; 38 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Joy fought hard to the very end, always keeping her faith and doing all she could to advance the cause of good. The family would like to express our deep appreciation to the Burley Davita Dialysis staff for their kind and thoughtful care.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Elwood LDS Stake Center, 4865 W. 9600 N., Tremonton, UT 84337 (1-15 exit 376). Burial will follow in the Honeyville Cemetery in Honeyville, Utah. Friends may visit from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the Morrison-Payne Funeral Home, 321 E. Main St. in Burley, and one hour prior to the funeral Saturday at the church in Tremonton.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials be made to CSI Office on Aging. Services are under the direction of Morrison-Payne Funeral Home in Burley.