Joyce Colton Pyper was born Nov. 25, 1933 and died Feb. 17, 2022. She was born in Minersville, Utah to Sidney Fay and Mabel Barnett Colton. She grew up in Price, Utah. She attended BYU and U of U.\n\nIn Price, she met her first husband, George Jackson, Sr. They were married in 1952. Unfortunately, George died in October 1954, when Joyce was eight months pregnant. When their son was born, she named him after his father, George Jackson, Jr.\n\nShe met Duane Pyper January 1956, and they were married a few short months later, in March 1956.\n\nJoyce was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She served in a number of auxiliaries, including Young Women’s and Relief Society. She served together with Dewey on four missions for the Church: two to Japan, one to Guatemala, and one service mission.\n\nJoyce loved dealing in antiques and couldn’t pass up a garage sale! In the last ten years, she and Dewey spend thousands of loving hours making and donating fleece “Hugs”, giving them to hospitals, charities and shelters. These gave comfort, support and security to children in need of a “Hug”.\n\nJoyce is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and one daughter, Shauna Pyper. She is survived by her loving husband, Dewey, and four children: George Jackson, Jr. (Sharon), Laurie Pyper Jewkes, Kerry Pyper McBride (David), Barton Pyper (Cyndi), and grandson, Dustin Pyper (Tiffany), 17 grand-children, 42 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.\n\nJoyce loved her family beyond words, and expressed her love as often as she could. She had friendships around the world, some reaching back to elementary school. She is loved by many and will be missed by all.\n\nFuneral services will be held on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 11:00 am at the River Ridge 8th Ward Chapel, 1409 Shields Lane, South Jordan, Utah. Viewings will be Tuesday, February 22, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, Utah and on Wednesday from 10:00-10:45 am at the church. Interment at South Jordan City Cemetery.