Joy Ellinor Poulsen Herbert, was born March 19, 1932, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Christian Owen and Elly Caspersen Poulsen. She passed away in St. George, Utah, on Nov. 21, 2016, at the age of 84. Joy married the love of her life, Howard Sterling Herbert, on April 28, 1950. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake City temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Nov. 7, 1967.
Joy is survived by their three children: Paul Herbert (Alisa), St. George, UT; Shauna Dotter (Larry), Vernal, UT; and Bruce Herbert (Donnette), Erda, UT. Joy and Howard have seven grandchildren: Adam Koch, Stephanie (Koch) McKeachnie, Brian Koch, Chase Dotter, Breann (Herbert) Jensen, Kade Herbert and Alayna Herbert; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by Howard.
Joy was an active member of the LDS church. She was Relief Society president in the Garden Park Ward (Salt Lake City) from 1979 to 1981 and in the Laguna Beach Ward (California) from 1990 to 1992. Joy and Howard served together as full-time missionaries at the Salt Lake Conference Center from 2000 to 2002.
Joy’s civic and community service included PTA president at Crestview Elementary in Salt Lake City from 1965 to 1966; PTA president at Olympus Junior High School in Salt Lake City from 1969 to 1970; president at Salt Lake Junior Chamber of Commerce Auxiliary from 1963 to 1964; and delegate at the Salt Lake Council of Women from 1965 to 1966. In recent years, Joy was a docent at the Saint George Art Museum.
Joy was an avid reader and gifted interior designer. She taught gourmet cooking classes in her Salt Lake City home for many years. Her family always anticipated and enjoyed her traditional Danish food and treats during the holidays. Joy opened the Consignment Company on 9th Avenue in Salt Lake City in April of 1979, which is still in operation today.
Mom – we will miss you dearly but are comforted to know that you are now with Dad. God be with you till we meet again.
Special thanks go to Beehive Homes and their staff for their great care and service to Mom over the past 4 1/2 years and to Applegate Home and Hospice for their service as well over the past year.
- Visitation open to friends and family will be Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the St. James LDS Chapel, 1095 E. St. James Lane, St. George, Utah.
- Funeral services Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at noon in the St. James Chapel.
- Dedicatory prayer and interment will be Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.