Joyce Kimber Jensen Nelson Harmon
March 24, 1935 ~ January 11, 2021
Joyce Harmon passed away at her home in Ogden, Utah, on January 11, 2021. She was born in Ogden, Utah, to Thomas Edward and Emma Barlow Kimber on March 24, 1935, then spent the first nine years of her life in Grouse Creek, Utah, before moving with her family to Brigham City, Utah.
She loved the small town of Grouse Creek, but found the joy of reading when she got to Brigham City and discovered the public library.
In 1952, she married Willard “Billy” Martin Jensen. He was killed in a hunting accident just months before she gave birth to their son, Willard “Ryan” Jensen.
She married Carl Lee Nelson in 1956 and from that union was born Ronald Lee Nelson. They later divorced.
In 1992, Joyce married Alton “Al” Maynard Harmon. He passed away in 2008.
After becoming a single mother, Joyce took some classes at Weber State University. She went to work for the IRS for many years until retiring.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved meeting with her “family home afternoon” group of sisters.
Joyce was a wonderful neighbor and an amazing “adopted” grandmother to many girls and boys in the neighborhood. She was a wonderful caretaker for her son, Ron, who had suffered a bad accident in 1981 when he was in his 20s.
Joyce is survived by her son, Ronald Lee Nelson; four nieces, Christena Womack, Mary Larsen, Diana Kimber, and Kathryn Anderson; as well as Al’s daughter, Holli and his grandchildren.. She was preceded in death by her son, Ryan; her parents; her husbands; her two sisters, Velma and Donna; her brother, Kendell Kimber as well as his two sons, Frankie and Fred; and Al’s daughter, Heidi.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Brigham City Cemetery. Services entrusted to Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary.
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