June 11, 1929 – September 28, 2021
Joyce Richards, 92, passed away peacefully on September 28, 2021 at the Mountain Ridge Care Center of Natural Causes. She was born on June 11, 1929 in Ogden, Utah, to Lawrence Nelson Watts and Madge Abigail Burch. After the death of her parents, she was raised by her grandparents, Sue and Ted Burch. She graduated from Ogden High School, then earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Utah.
Joyce married Winn Richards on March 16, 1950 in the Salt Lake City Temple and together they raised four sons and had many grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she loved very much.
She taught elementary education in the Salt Lake School District and in Louisville, Kentucky. She was a member of the Junior League of Ogden, a member of the Boy Scouts of America Executive Committee of the Lake Bonneville Council and chair of the Mount Ogden BSA district. She was elected to the State Board of Education Committee, served as Chair of the Utah Medical Association Alliance Legislative Committee, and served as President of the Weber Medical Society Alliance. In the LDS Church, among other callings, she has served as Primary president and in stake ward and Relief Society presidencies. She was passionate about the outdoors and took numerous camping trips with her family. She and Winn loved to travel and visited countries on every continent in their lifetimes.
Joyce was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her sons, JB (Karen), Randy (Tammy), Brad (Cristina) and Scott (Tina), 12 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
Instead of flowers, the family asks for a donation from your favorite charity.
A funeral service for family and close friends will be held on October 2, 2021 at Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd. Services entrusted to Ogden Mortuary in Lindquist.
Condolences can be shared at: www.lindquistmortuary.com.