Joyce V. Davis

joycedavispicture0002(January 23, 1940 – December 5, 2014)

Joyce V. Davis passed away on December 5, 2014, surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born January 23, 1940, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Clarence Nuckols and Bessie Mayne Nuckols.

She was a lifelong resident of St. George, Utah. She enjoyed raising her four children amongst the beauty of the red rocks of Southern Utah. Joyce loved the outdoors and spent many days exploring Zion National Park. Cooking was her passion and she would often spend countless hours in the kitchen preparing delicious meals for her family. Joyce was especially known for her amazing salsa!

She worked for Stephen Wade Auto and retired in 2010. She made many lasting friendships during her 26 years of service.

Joyce’s greatest joy was her family and friends. She had an infectious laugh that people loved. She was mom to everyone. She touched the lives of so many people and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her children: Tammy (Kim) Burrows, Debbie Green, Denise (Kent) Ahleen, and Donald Davis, all of St. George, 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Bessie Nuckols, and her beloved brother John Nuckols, who passed away just 3 short days before her. Thick as thieves until the end!

Funeral Services

  • Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. at  Tonaquint Cemetery, St. George, Utah.
  • A visitation will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 6-8 p.m. and on Wednesday, Dec. 10, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., prior to services, both at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd, St. George, Utah.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, telephone 435-673-4221. For condolences, full obituary, and funeral listings please visit the Metcalf Mortuary website.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Dr. Howard Chamberlain and the staff at Dixie Hospice, especially her angels, Georgia and Cindy, for their tender loving care of our Mother and Grandmother.

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  • Carly December 10, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    My beautiful grandmother, I will miss her dearly. She was always so kind understanding with such a beautiful soul.

  • Glory December 25, 2014 at 2:12 am

    Lovely,warm,generous,loveable,adorable,kind,sweet disposition,reliable.Joyce.
    Always smiling,loved to Rock.
    What a loss.. She will always be thought of with a smile, and a warm glow. what a joy she had always been to be around..Prayers and condolence for my dear Sister-in-law,and her families…
    God Bless.

  • Shawn January 20, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Say hi to all the loved ones I lost. I’ll miss you… we had a great 4th of July.

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