|Birth: ||Oct. 9, 1940|
|Death: ||Nov. 3, 2011|
Joyce Fay Green Richens, wife, mother, grandma, great grandma, aunt, cousin and friend, was called home to our Heavenly Father and awaiting loved ones on Nov. 3, 2011 at her home with her loving husband and her family by her side. Joyce was born on Oct. 9, 1940 in Vernal, Utah, the third child to Dallas B. and Norma Cook Green.
She married the love of her life, Clifton L. Richens, on Dec. 20, 1957. Joyce and Clifton raised four children together. The core of their relationship was sincere affection, and love that centered on their family.
Joyce graduated from Uintah High School; she was a member of the Pep Club and the FHA. She was a skilled artist and painted several beautiful oil paintings. She was an amazing craftsman, she loved to do woodworking, ceramic painting, flower arrangements, gardening, cooking, and creating her own receipts for canning her garden.
Joyce enjoyed being a homemaker; after her children were older she worked outside her home. She sold Avon for a few years. Avon sponsored a contest for their representatives who sold the most products, and Joyce won the contest and was rewarded with a solid wood bedroom dresser and head board. She worked very hard to earn this prize.
In 1976 she had to have an emergency hysterectomy, the same month her first grand daughter Shara was born. Her daughter Norma helped her deliver and take her customers orders until she got back on her feet. She worked at JC Penny's store and also at JB's Restaurant with her daughter Janet for a while.
Joyce also kept the records for their logging business for years. Clifton and Clinton worked in the timber until Clifton was seriously injured.
Joyce took an architect class and learned how to draw blue prints.
She loved life and tried to live it to the fullest although she suffered with so many debilitating illnesses through her life, she never gave up.
Joyce and Clifton built two beautiful homes together with the assistance of their children and grandchildren by their side. They beautified their homes by hard work, love and passion. They always planted a huge garden each year which fed their family and filled their cellar. She loved to plant her flowers and roses she had such a green thumb.
When it came to the holidays there was always great food, lots of love, hugs, kisses and lots of decorating. Their home was always lit up with lights and looked so festive.
In 2004 Joyce and Clifton also assisted in building their daughter Laurie and David's home, they helped with the construction from start to finish.
Joyce treasured the times she spent with her children, grandchildren and her sister Julia, they did everything together. Passing on to all of us her gift of teaching us her knowledge, her strength, love, and kindness for life.
Joyce and Clifton enjoyed attending the LDS church and LDS Temple, they received their Recommends and Patriarchal Blessings. They both taught primary and performed the research for genealogy for the LDS church. They were sealed in the Vernal LDS Temple on June 13, 2000 for time and all eternity.
Joyce is survived by her loving husband Clifton L. Richens, her children, Laurie (David) Horrocks, Norma Richens (Harvey) Childers, Clinton (Debbie) Richens and Janet (Tony) Mele. Her Brother Ben Green, 14 Grandchildren Scott and Brandon Horrocks, Sham Miles, Heath Jackson, Alesha Ackerman, Leslie Childers, Jacob Richens, Jason Richens, Jeri McClure, Quinton Richens, Brandon Mele, Jessica Carney and Mindy Mele.
She is also survived by 22 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents Dallas B. and Norma L. Cook Green, her sister Julia Godfrey, and her little angel granddaughter Heather Colleen Richens.
She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and anyone who knew her. Funeral services were held on Nov. 7, 2011 at the Glines 1st Ward LDS Chapel in Vernal, UT. She was laid to rest at the Maeser Cemetery. We love you and miss you with all our hearts; you will always be with
Vernal Express, Nov. 2011
Maeser Fairview Cemetery
Created by: Rhonda
Record added: Nov 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80520438
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