Joyce Fern (Brown) Barrus

April 24, 1925 ~ February 1, 2022 (age 96)


Joyce Fern Brown Barrus returned home, 1 February, 2022 from her home in Fairview, Lincoln Wy. 
Born April 24, 1925 in Fairview, WY to James Fredrick Brown Jr. and Frances Elizabeth Pead; nineth of ten children.
Married Grant Millward Barrus (1923-2000), son of Albert A. and M. Alice Barrus, June 24, 1943 in the temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Salt Lake City, Utah. 
Five children were born to their eternal union.
Jerald Grant, (Barbara Aullman), Marc Brown (Linda Rich), Kristene (Glade Hatch), Marie (Deb Wolfley), Tracy Allen (Marie Lester).
Grant and Joyce leave a heritage of five children, twenty- six grand children, eighty-four great-grandchildren, fifteen great-great-grandchildren. 
Joyce loved the safety and teachings of Jesus Christ. She served in many ways to help build God’s Kingdom on earth; including a mission to Birmingham, Alabama at age seventy- eight. 
Working to discover her families’ descendants was important; hoping to bless someone to receive gospel covenants.
Her love of music has brought enjoyment and good to so very many of her family and the Star Valley community. Mother had over ninety piano students which included two generations.
A garden kept mom busy in the summer. Fall brought delicious bottles of jams, fruit, and vegetables to her fruit room shelves; and sharing to brighten someone day.  
Twenty-five years were spent in the Grant M Barrus’ Hunting Camp.  Joyce was a gourmet cook using a Monarch Wood Stove/oven.  As the hunters rode into camp, they would smell the delicious biscuits/desserts.  
Grandma is well known for her mouth, watering bread, rolls, meals, and homemade root beer. 
Grandma would say “I don’t know how to play this game,” and then she would win and smile.  
Caring family and friends have helped mother experience her love of travel; England, Hong Kong, and many places in the United States.
Mother looked forward to her brother Blaine and sister-in-law Ruth visiting from California for the summers.  Cousin picnics were something to look forward to.
Uncle Blaine would bring a stepping stool, help mom into his truck and off they would go to Taco Tuesday or Burger King. So nice to see them together.
Joyce lived the motto: “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without;” (only use two squares of toilet paper)
Many children and grandchildren enjoy her beautiful hand quilted quilts. Many blocks were from dresses, men’s double knot suits, or left over fabric.
Mother leaves a legacy of love and service, and testimony. 

Siblings: F. Othello (Lera Allred), C. Newell (Elinor Millward), W. Kenneth (Anis Larson), J. Doyle (Pearl Hoopes), Donna (W. Ardell Ames), F. Dean (Esther Mae Orton), E. Rhea  (Lloyd Roberts), A. Keith (Ruth Walton)-living, E. Blaine-living (Ruth Shaerrer). 
Funeral Service: 12 February, 2022 12:00 p.m.
Viewing: 12 February, 10:30-11:30 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 
Salt River/Fairview Ward Building
104 Johnny Miller Drive Afton, Wyoming 
Burial: Fairview Cemetery

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February 12, 2022

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Fairview LDS Chapel
Papworth Lane County Rd 145
Afton, WY 83110

Funeral Service
February 12, 2022

12:00 PM
Fairview LDS Chapel
Papworth Lane County Rd 145
Afton, WY 83110

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Graveside Service
February 12, 2022

1:30 PM
Fairview Cemetery
County Road 144
Fairview, WY 83119

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