“Mom”\nJoy Ward Neff Compton, born May 14, 1934 to Dora Coggin Ward and Henry Hodges Ward Sr. in Broadview, New Mexico, Curry County. She passed away October 9, 2009 due to complications of lung disease.\nShe married Leroy Neff on December 24, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, He passed away October 5, 1981. Later married Robert Compton on July 12, 2003, He also passed away May 9, 2007.\nShe was employed throughout her life as a Teletype Operator, Avon Lady, Sales Associate at JC Penney’s, Print Shop Assistant, Supervisor of Home Health Aids, and Secretary at Foothill Family Clinic. She was an avid Harmonica player and band leader for 2 Senior Harp Bands. She was a very loving, caring, devoted wife, mother and grandmother.\nSurvived by children: Gary (Wendy) Neff, Jean (Bruce) Hunt, Jackie (Jody) Imlay, and Nancy (Allen) Nielson, and step-children Lester, Kathy, Phillip (Lorraine) and Nelson. 31 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and one brother Dale Ward.\nPreceded in death by LeRoy Neff and Robert Compton, both parents, sisters Hazel, Helen, Wanda and Annette. Brothers: N.S., Henry Hodges Jr., Lewis W. and 2 grandsons, Michael and Troy Neff.\nViewing on Monday, October 12, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State, Murray, Utah, additional viewing Tuesday, October 13, 2009 10-11 a.m. with graveside services to follow at 11:30 a.m. at Murray City Cemetery. Memorial Celebration to be held at The Fellowship, 615 Sego Lily Drive, Sandy, Utah at 2:00 p.m.