Joyce Kristofferson

Joyce KristoffersonMarch 14,1931 — March 2, 2016

Joyce Wheeler Kristofferson, 84, of St George/North Ogden, Utah passed away suddenly and peacefully on March 2nd surrounded by family. She has joyfully reunited with her beloved husband Cliff. She was born on March 14, 1931 to William Robert and Ethel Jenkins Wheeler in Ogden, Utah and was the youngest of four children.  Robert died before Joyce was born. Joyce’s stepfather was Ernest Francis (Frank) Malan.

She was reared in Ogden, and after graduating from Ogden High School she married her High School Sweetheart Cliff on August 3, 1951 in the Logan Temple. Joyce and Cliff had three children.  Joyce retired from the federal government after 30 years.

Joyce was a lifelong faithful member of the LDS Church and served in many positions.    

Joyce loved to camp and go on family vacations and nothing could surpass the family parties. Joyce was a woman whose love of her family filled her and their hearts with tremendous joy and happiness.

Joyce will always be remembered as Nana (Nan). She is survived by three children, Erling Paul Kristofferson, Washington State; Dawn Peterson, Roy UT; and Toni (Dan) Barnes, St. George, UT, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandsons.  She was preceded in death by her Husband, Mother, Father, Step-Father: Sister Marvel: Brothers W. Robert and Hurlow.

The family would like to thank the medical and care staff at Dixie Regional Medical Center for their care and kindness.

Funeral Services

  • A viewing for her family and friends will be held at Spilsbury Mortuary from to 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2016, with graveside services at the Ivins Cemetery at 1 p.m.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Joyce’s online guestbook.

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