Loa Joy Wilding, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully of natural causes on January 8, 2014 at her home in Lindon, Utah.
Joy was born on September 17, 1927, in Rigby, Idaho, to her parents, George Sylvester Chapman and Nellie Dowdle. She was known as a sweet, pleasant child who lived up to her name.
After graduating with a BS degree in home economics from Utah State University, Joy married Morris Dean Wilding on June 6, 1951, in the Salt Lake City Temple. A devoted wife and mother, Joy and Dean lived in Idaho, Utah, Illinois, and Guam. She was an example of someone who lived her life as a comforting and supportive presence for her family and friends. She took delight in living a Christ-centered life.
While in Guam, Joy established a superior day-care center. She served in many callings as a member of the LDS Church including serving as Relief Society president three times, teaching seminary many times, serving missions to New Zealand and San Diego with her husband.
Joy was preceded in death by her loving daughter, Belinda. She is survived by her husband, Dean, and her sister, Gwen. She is also survived by her son John of Pleasant Grove; a daughter Loa of Lindon; son Howard of Orem; daughter Becky of Pleasant Grove; daughter Jennifer of Paradise, Utah; and son David of Cedar Hills. She has 41 grandchildren and 26 great- grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Lindon 7th Ward at 731 E. Center Street, Lindon, Utah, at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 13th. A viewing will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, January 12th and on Monday from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the same location. Burial will be at the Lindon City Cemetery.