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Joyce Lester Carlston Kimball Obituary
Joyce Lester Carlston Kimball
February 8, 1932-June 15, 2013
Joyce Lester Carlston Kimball, 81, died peacefully on June 15, 2013, in Salt Lake City surrounded by her loving family after a cardiac arrest at home. Joyce was born at home in Salt Lake City to George Reynolds Carlston and Eliza Lester Carlston. She was the youngest of her siblings. At the age of 13, Joyce was orphaned and raised by her oldest sister, Naomi Chipman. She missed her parents and is now joyously reunited with them and her siblings, all of whom preceded her in death. Joyce loved her family dearly and was a remarkable wife and mother who raised nine children.
She graduated from South High School and attended LDS Business College. She then served a mission in Mexico, when it was uncommon for women to serve. Joyce met her future husband, Griffith Lyn Kimball of Draper, Utah, while serving in the mission office, and they courted after their missions. Joyce and Lyn were married in the Salt Lake Temple on December 28, 1956, and enjoyed their newlywed years in Colorado Springs, Colorado, while Lyn was in the U.S. Army and then returned to Draper. In January 1962, the family moved to Temple View, New Zealand. Joyce served in the temple, on the Hamilton Stake Relief Society Board and in many other capacities. In 1966, they returned to Draper, Utah to raise their family. Her service in the LDS church included Relief Society President, Primary Presidency, Gospel Doctrine teacher, and many other loved callings. Joyce was office manager at Davis Benefits for almost 19 years where she enjoyed cherished friendships and associations. After her retirement, Joyce and her sweetheart served full-time missions together in Pennsylvania Philadelphia, and in the Utah Salt Lake City South (Spanish) Mission, which included service in the Hispanic Initiative and Daily Dose Program. At the time of her passing, she was serving as a temple worker in the baptistry of the Draper Utah Temple and as a Family Relations and Temple Preparation teacher. She retains a deep love for the Hispanic and Polynesian peoples.
Joyce was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her family is her most cherished accomplishment. She was a dedicated family historian and helped prepare and publish family histories for the Kimball and Carlston families. She enjoyed children, cats, collies, flowers, gardening, cooking, sewing and baking. She was an amazing cook and loved making breads, Mexican food and Christmas candies. Her life was a legacy of love and service to all. We miss her dearly and look forward to being with her again.
Joyce is survived by her husband, Griffith Lyn Kimball; children David (Diane), Robert (Susan), Kathryn Shelton (Wesley), Donald (Janice), Michael (Laura), Brent (Raelyn), Anne Kirkham (Matthew), Diane Clark (Bryan), and Douglas (Sindee); 30 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; as well as Lyn's brothers Dale (Rachel), Gordon, and brother-in-law, Herbert Pedersen, and many other family members. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers and sisters, Lester Carlston, Naomi Chipman, Esther Cowan and Beth Bailey, as well as sisters-in-law Marva Jeanne Pedersen and Margaret Kimball.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the Draper 7th Ward located at 600 East 12300 South, Draper, Utah. Family and friends may visit 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, Utah, and 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., on Thursday, June 20, at the Draper 7th Ward. Interment will be at Larkin Sunset Gardens, Sandy, Utah. We thank the first responders as well as the staff at St. Marks Hospital and Care Source for their kind attention to and care of our dear Joyce. Joyce loved flowers, but if you would like to, please donate to the LDS Church General Missionary or Humanitarian Fund in her memory. Online condolences to www.larkincares.com.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune from June 18 to June 20, 2013
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