Joyce Elaine Nelson Cleverley, 83, of Idaho Falls, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at her home from natural causes.
She was born May 9, 1930, in Shelley to Viggo Johannes Nelson and Elda Luella Hult Nelson. She grew up and attended schools in the area, graduating from Shelley High School.
On Dec. 17, 1951, she married Richard Merlin Cleverley in Idaho Falls. Their marriage was sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on Nov. 21, 1953. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker and also worked in the cafeteria at Idaho Falls High School from 1978 until 1997, when she retired.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed gardening, reading, traveling, camping, fishing and working in her raspberry bushes. She especially loved spending time with her family.
Survivors are her daughters, Vickie Joy (Robert) Speek of Wasilla, Alaska, Janice Elda (Charles) Wiegand of Idaho Falls and Julie Ann (Roger) Haroldsen of Rigby; sons, Randy Dee Cleverley of Idaho Falls and Matthew Rick (Melissa) Cleverley of North Bend, Wash.; brother, Daniel J. (Jackie) Nelson; sister, Linda LaRae (Gaylon) Beck; 17 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Dennis Cleverley; her parents; a brother, David; and two sisters, Colleen and Sharon.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 12, at Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Ave. The family will visit with friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Monday prior to services, both at the funeral home. Burial will be in Shelley-Hillcrest Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.