Alida Joyce Hathaway Higley, faithfully attending the Grantsville Stake Conference on February 16, 2020, where she passed away suddenly due to a Heart Attack.
Born September 21, 1949, in Fort Ord, California, Joyce was 70 years young. Proceeding her in death was her mother Betty Florence Hathaway Dee (Milton), father Marlow Elroy Hathaway, brother Richard (Ricky) E. Hathaway and her sister Marlene Hathaway. She was lovingly received by her family on the other side of the veil.
Joyce married the love of her life, Lester Vee Higley, on June 24, 1968, in the Salt Lake City Temple.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where she served in numerous callings and learned to love her Savoir Jesus Christ. The calling that she naturally thrived in was ministering. Some of her closest friendships were created through her ministering service.
She is survived by her husband Lester Higley, one brother Robert (Bob) Hathaway (Carol) and three sisters, JoAnne Hathaway, Kay Hathaway, Ann Hathaway Jimenez (Fernando). Along with her four sons, one daughter and their spouses: Richard Dale Higley (Jennifer), Lester Douglas Higley (Rosie), Lori Gay Bunnow (Chris), Michael Kelly Higley (Racheal), and Kenney C Higley (Fanetta). She also has fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to attend services:
Viewing Thursday, February 20, 2020, from 6-8 pm
Funeral Friday, February 21, 2020, at 12 Noon with a viewing from 10:30-11:30.
All services will be held at the Clark 2nd Ward, Church, 81 Church Street, Grantsville, Utah.
Burial will be in the Grantsville City Cemetery. Arrangements in Care of Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Home.
Online condolences and memories may be shared at daltonhoopes.com
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