Our loving angel, Joyce Laws Tobler, 84, returned to her heavenly home on Sunday, June 6th, 2021. Joyce was born to Eva Lavon Streadbeck and Marvin Richard Laws in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 13th, 1937. Her parents named her Joyce because when she was born, they "rejoiced". She has lived up to her name. Joyce shared joy throughout her life and she's "re-Joyce-ing" now. She is where she wants to be, free from pain and struggles and in the arms of her husband, mother and those that love her.
Joyce grew up in Provo and attended Franklin Elementary School. When Joyce was 8 years old, her mother passed away unexpectedly, leaving her father to raise 6 young children. Joyce missed her mother and still talked about her often with tears in her eyes. We can only imagine the heavenly reunion they are having. Joyce had 2 wonderful Grandmothers, an Aunt and a Stepmother who all played important roles in helping her become the Grandma that we love today.
Joyce met the love of her life, Clifford Casper Tobler, during high school. He waited to serve his mission until he could see her graduate from Provo High. Then Joyce worked and waited 2½ years for Clifford, while he served his Mission in Switzerland.
Clifford and Joyce were "Sweethearts" and were married for time and all eternity on Valentine's Day 1958 in the Salt Lake Temple. They made their home in Bountiful enjoying time with their children. When Clifford was called to serve in the Vietnam War, he had to leave Joyce home alone with 5 children under 12. He always said she was the wind beneath his wings. He served our country and she supported him and our family at home. Joyce had many health challenges, but she never complained, never gave up, she just kept going. She taught us to work hard, love everyone, say our prayers, pay our tithing, help others and go to church. We loved listening to her read and sing Primary songs to us at bedtime.
Together Joyce and Clifford raised 6 children and served 2 missions: the Bern, Switzerland Temple and Freiberg, Germany Temple. They also served together for 15 years in the Vernal, Utah Temple. Joyce and Clifford were beloved companions, and we know they will continue to serve together in the eternities.
Joyce was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many ways; her favorite was teaching Primary for 24 years. Joyce had a gift for teaching children and helping them feel loved. She taught Preschool for years and tutored adults learning to read. She read her scriptures every day.
Joyce lived a life of selflessness, pure love, service, teaching and giving. She led by example, serving others and sharing her testimony and love of Heavenly Father and our Savior, Jesus Christ. Joyce loved red hearts and licorice. She crocheted beautiful blankets that will comfort us as we remember her love. She made the best pies and jams. We are grateful that she took pictures of our family. Her photo albums are family treasures enjoyed by her kids and grandkids. Joyce's life revolved around her family. She had a special love for each of her children and grandchildren. Joyce taught from the heart and leaves behind a legacy of love.
Joyce is survived by her 6 children: Jill Henrie, Craig Tobler, Heidi Tobler, Evon Hanson, Michael Tobler and Angela Bristol. 24 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, 2 Sisters: Marva & AnnaMae and 2 Brothers: Jay & Tom and many more family and friends.
Funeral services for Joyce will be held Friday June 18, 2021, at 11:00am at the Glines Stake Center (78 South Aggie Blvd). Visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday June 17, 2021, from 6-8pm at the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home, and Friday from 9:45-10:45am at the church. Interment in the Provo City Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.AshleyValleyFuneralHome.com
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