Joyce Adams Johnson, age 86, died October 24, 2023 at St. George Regional Hospital. She was born August 28, 1937 in Kanab, Utah to Dee and La Rue Brown Adams. She grew up in Kanab and graduated from Kanab High School in 1955. She married Alfred Thomas Johnson on Christmas day, December 25, 1955 in Fredonia, Arizona. They lived in Baldwin Park, California for over 30 years before returning home to Kanab in 1993. She was so happy to be home. While in California she attended North West College of Medical and Dental Assistants and received her certificate as a qualified medical assistant.
Joyce was an amazing homemaker. Her house was beyond spotless and everything was always in its place. She made fabulous cookies and candies at Christmas.
Joyce loved to shop even if it was just window shopping. Tom always said that she wanted her ashes spread over Wal-Mart. She loved to go on trips with her mother-in-law and her sisters-in-law. Every year they would go somewhere different and have a great time . After Tom died she was always on the go. In the last few years Mary Ann, Gwen and Joyce did some really fun road trips.
Joyce always kept a beautiful yard with lots of flowers and not a weed to be seen. Joyce was dearly loved by all her nieces and nephews. They all loved to visit her and enjoy her wonderful cooking (especially her tacos).
Joyce is survived by sisters-in-law Mary Ann Swapp and Elaine McAllister; nieces Fieenia Nelson (Ed), Jean Gehman (Russ), Gwen Brown (Dave), Brenda Esqueda (Frank), and Julie Torossian (Mher); and nephews Frank Swapp (Bonnie), John Swapp (Sharon), D Gyparis, Alan McAllister (Desiree), Travis Hatch (Liz) and Monte Hatch (Sandra) and lots of great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Dee and LaRue Adams, her husband Tom Johnson, her 2 sisters Barbara D Adams Smith and Karen Hatch, brother-in law Russel McAllister, and sister-in-law Lucile Swapp, niece Sherry McEntire, nephew Norris Swapp and 2 great nieces.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Mosdell Mortuary in Kanab. There will be a viewing from 10:00 to 10:50 at the mortuary. Burial will be in the Kanab Cemetery.
You are welcome to watch the services through the livestream below.
Joyce Johnson Replay