Joyce Passey Brown

June 25, 1936 ~ October 22, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Joyce Brown Obituary

Joyce Passey Brown was born on June 25, 1936, in Lanark, Idaho, to Newell Beck Passey and Mary Olive Smith Passey.  Joyce passed away on October 22, 2023 at the age of 87.  She was the eighth of eleven children.  Four brothers and six sisters.  When she was 11 months old, her father bought a farm in Georgetown, Idaho where she resided until 1954 when she was married.

To earn a little money in the summer, Joyce would pick strawberries and raspberries.  Sometimes, it would be from 6 am to 6 pm.

Joyce met Wynn Brown the summer she started high school.  They started writing each other, but didin't see much of each other.  When Joyce was a junior in high school, there was a girl's choice dance, so she wrote and asked Wynn if he would go to the dance with her.  They started going steady after that and were engaged in December 1953.  Joyce graduated High School in May 1954 and was married on May 28, 1954 in the Logan Utah Temple.  They were married for 69 years on their way to eternity.

Two weeks after they were married, Wynn received his greetings from Uncle Sam and had to report to California for Basic Training and then was assigned to Ft. Eutis, Virginia for two years.  Joyce insisted on going with him.  That was the furtherest from home that she had ever been.  To Joyce, home was still the most beautiful place to be.  They lived in LaBarge at the guard station where Wynn was the fire guard and Joyce was the radio opertator.  They moved to Kemmerer, Wyoming, to Salt Lake City, Utah and then back home to Fairview, Syoming, where they have lived every since. 

Wynn and Joyce are the parents of four children, Luann, Jana, Dahl, and Brenda.  Joyce worked for 35 years at Nield's Market.  First in the meat department and then later as the Deli manager. 

Joyce was an avid reader.  She loved reading, especially her scriptures, word puzzles and walking.

Joyce was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and had a strong testimony.  She served in various callings. 

Joyce served others quietly and without fanfare.  She did not seek worldly recognition.  Joyce was not afraid of hard work.  She enjoyed a clean and orderly home.  Joyce was an excellent cook and many were the recipients of her cooking. 

Joyce is survived by her loving husband Wynn, her four children, nine grandhcildren, fourteen great-grandhchildren, two great-great granchildren and two sisters, Edith Matthews and  Doris Rogers. 

A graveside service was held on October 27, 2023 at the Fairview, Wyoming cemetery at 12:00 pm 

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Graveside Service
October 27, 2023

12:00 PM
Fairview Cemetery
County Road 144
Fairview, WY 83119


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