March 21, 1917 ~
September 12, 2012
Viewing: Friday September 14, 2012, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT and Saturday, Sep 15, 2012 9:30 to 10:30a.m. Brigham City 23rd Ward, 620 North 300 East
Funeral services: Saturday, Sep 15, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brigham City 23rd Ward, 620 North 300 East
Interment: Brigham City Cemetery
Joyce Clark Elzinga passed away on Wednesday Sept 12, 2012 in Ogden. Our angel mother, loved by all her family, friends, neighbors and all who knew her. She was born Mar 21, 1917 to Alma Porter and Lavinia Card Clark in Afton, Wy. She graduated from Star Valley High School. She met Charles Elzinga of Salt Lake City and they married June 28, 1937 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She attended business school.
She is the mother of 14 children; 76 grandchildren; 116 great-grand children and 16 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; sweetheart Charles; brothers, Dean, Paul; sister, Barbara Bassett; son, Alma; and daughter, Terry Ann Baker.
Mom and Dad fulfilled a mission to England from Aug 1988 to Mar 1990. She served faithfully in many callings in the Relief Society and Primary for the LDS church, receiving the Silver Fawn Award for over 20 years service in the Cub Scouts. She was well known for her quilting, unselfish service, bread-making, gardening and missionary spirit.
Surviving are 12 children, Marsha, Charles D., Susan, Carla, Brent, Elona Joy, Rose, Nona, Howard, Coralee, Blair and Wendy.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sep 15, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brigham City 23rd Ward, 620 North 300 East, with viewing from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
The family will greet friends on Friday from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
Thank all of you in advance for the love & respect you share with the passing of our dear mother Joyce, the caring, loving, hard working, exemplary and extraordinary soul that she represents!
Brent Clark Elzinga
Altho Joyce and I have not lived in Logan Stake in the 2nd Ward for a number of years, I remember what a dear sweet person she is and how much she loved her family and her Savior. The house on Center Street will always be her and Charles home.
LaRay and Barbara Willden
Dear Marsha, Charles D., Susan, Carla, Brent, Elona Joy, Rose, Nona, Coralee, Howard, Blair, Wendy and families,
We wish to extend our sympathy at the passing of your mother, Aunt Joyce. Though you will miss her company, we know she is having a great reunion, with your Dad, Terry Ann, Alma, her parents and siblings.
May the memories of happy times comfort you. May we find peace in knowing Families are Forever.
Love your cousin,
Allan & Cindy Clark family
Dear Susan, You are thought of often and especially at this time of your mother’s passing. No one can replace a mother’s love and you will find as I have that it leaves a void in one’s life. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time, You are missed. Much love,
Suzie Q Arnold
I'm saddened to hear of your Mothers passing. I was a close friend of your brother Alma and will always remember my visits to your home on center street in Logan. My our Father in Heaven bless your family at this time of sorrow.
Though we didn't know Joyce well, have have had the opportunity to know family members well, i.e. Elona Joy and DeWayne and family. Through them, we came to appreciate Joyce's strength and commitment to her family and to life itself. We honor her in our memory at this time.
Cynthia & Frank Prante
I love you all. I wish I could have been there to give hugs and remember grandma. I am so grateful for the time that I shared with her in this life. I was honored to get to know her. She was a shining example to me and was my pattern for how welcoming a home I would like mine to be. I will always love her and look forward to seeing her and grandpa together again when we are all reunited.
To all of family and friends, what a great inspiration and example in your life on this earth. Thanks for your kindness and your wonderful work ethics, whether it was quilting, gardening, genealogy and constant service to others.
I've been trying to find you and happened to put your name on Google. I found your mothers obituary - so sorry to hear of her passing. I know you are very close with your family.
I've been trying for years to find you - didn't know your married name or where you were. Computers were not around and finally decided I could look again - (slow starter)Please contact me - I would love to hear from you. Love
Pacific Northwest Mission