Gillies Funeral Chapel


Joyce Chlarson Bush Frisby

August 21, 1921 ~ November 16, 2014

Viewing: Thursday November 20, 2014 at 10:00-10:45 A.M. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah

Funeral services: Thursday November 20, at 11:00 A.M. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah

Burial: Honeyville City Cemetery


Joyce Chlarson Bush Frisby, 93, of Sandy, Utah, died peacefully and quietly of natural causes on November 16, 2014, at The Residence at CareSource in Salt Lake City. Joyce's life was full of joy and happiness in her 32-year career with the U.S. government. She retired as a civilian Administrative Officer, U.S. Air Force, after working in federal government positions in Salt Lake City, Washington, D.C., Thiokol, Hill AFB, and the General Electric Company at King of Prussia, PA. Following retirement, she focused her second career on the loving and supportive growth and nurturing of her five grandchildren, and in her personal and church pursuits. Born in the small village of Honeyville, Utah, north of Brigham City, on August 21, 1921, she was the second daughter of eight children born to her parents Lyman Edward Chlarson and LaVoy Matilida Hunsaker. Following her graduation from Box Elder High School in Brigham City, she took secretarial courses in Salt Lake City at the-then Henager College and then worked for several businesses. During World War II, she moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked for the federal government during a time when millions of women in the U.S. entered the workforce. This experience led her to work throughout her life for the equal rights of women through her memberships in the Business and Professional Women's (BPW) clubs in Brigham City, Logan, Salt Lake City, Sugar House and Gateway. Offices held included Past State President Utah BPW, State Counselors and Treasurer; Salt Lake Council of Women; and State Legislative Council. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints working as with the Sunday School, Primary, and MIA as a teacher; organist for the Ward Relief Society, MIA, Stake MIA, and Sunday School. She was also a Stake Singles Women's Representative, Genealogy Data Entry Specialist, Ward Librarian, Junior Sunday School counselor, Primary Counselor, and others. She loved to travel, read books, paint, work on genealogy, and crocheting. She was author of two books: "LaVoy's Family Recipes," and "Family History –Lyman Edward Chlarson-LaVoy Matilda Hunsaker." She was preceded in death by her parents, Lyman and LaVoy Chlarson; her sisters, Berma Chlarson Orme, Ila LaJune Chlarson Rasmussen, and Dona Rae Chlarson Burt; and her brothers Varsel Lyman Chlarson and J. Cecil Chlarson. Survivors include: her children, Karen Bush Yengich of Sandy, Janette Sue Bush of Draper, and Bruce Chlarson Frisby (Janet Winward) of Sandy; five grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren; a sister, Uleah Chlarson Flamm of Ogden, Utah; and Quinn J. Chlarson of Ephrata, WA. Thanks to the caring staff at CareSource and Dr. Patrice Hirning. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to a charity of your choice. A viewing will be held at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah, Thursday November 20, 2014 at 10:00-10:45 A.M. Funeral services will be held Thursday November 20, at Gillies Funeral Chapel at 11:00 A.M. Burial will be at the Honeyville City Cemetery.

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I was one of your mother's visiting teachers while she was living in Waterbury and enjoyed listening to her talk about her remarkable life and family. I will miss her.

Janette Barnes



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