Joyce Ida Kehl Crosby 1930 ~ 2011 Our loving mother returned home to our Heavenly Father and a long awaited reunion with her husband Theron and son Mitchell on Tuesday April 26, 2011 in Salt Lake City, UT. She was born in Cape Town, South Africa on October 25, 1930 to George Edward Kehl and Ida Alice Dix-Peek. She moved to Salt Lake City, UT when she was nineteen and later met and married Theron Deloy Crosby on August 20, 1954 solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Six children were born into this family, five sons and a daughter. Joyce was very active and loved tennis, golf, and traveling. She was surrounded by her family in passing. Joyce was survived by five of her six children; David (Lisa) Crosby, Michael Crosby, Keith (Cynthia) Crosby, Edward (Diane) Crosby, Jennifer (Gary) George; eleven grandchildren, four great-grand-children, and sisters Daphne Higgs and Anita Larsen. Preceded in death by her husband Theron, son Mitchell, sister Arline Booth, brother Earl Kehl and her parents. Funeral services will be held Saturday April 30, 2011 at the LDS Chapel, 1475 East 8600 South, Sandy, UT at 12:00 p.m. Family and friends may call from 10:45-11:45 a.m. prior to the services. Internment Redwood Memorial Cemetery 6500 South Redwood Road. A special thanks to those who gave loving care to our mother- The Wentworth/Stratford in Draper, Dr. Nicole Switzer, Envision Home Care, niece Ann Ward, and to The Residence Care Source Hospice.

Published by Deseret News on Apr. 28, 2011.
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Oh Joyce was a lovely lady. Knew her parents and siblings well and have happy memories of being with them in South Africa and Salt Lake City. Her husband Theron was a kind and loving soul. Now I wonder if anybody in the family knows if her sister Anita is still alive. She was living in California the last I saw her. If you know anything about her sister Anita please let me know. Thanks, Helene
Helene Clark-Brown
April 22, 2020
We were just informed of your mother's passing from Karen Miller. We have fond memories of your mom and her sisters coming into our store-we would chat,laugh and sometimes even shed a tear or two. Then when you kids got a little older she would bring you in on occasion and we had the priviledge of getting to know you. We remeber your mom as a very hard worker, active and fun to be around. It's been a very long time since we've seen any of you. Please know our thoughts are with you and our hearts go out to you at this difficult time.
Larry and Becky Limb
May 12, 2011
Dear Crosby Family,
I am sorry I am so late in expressing my sympathies to you but I have been away and just learned of Joyce's passing. Joyce and I played tennis together for many years at the Cottonwood Club. She introduced me to my favorite jeweler, Larry Limb. We speak of her often. Once she left the club I did not have the opertunity to see her again but I often thought about her. She was a strong women whom I really liked. I am sure you have great memories that will go on forever. keep her in your heart so she may live forever with in you and your families.
Karen Miller
Karen Miller
May 10, 2011
I was in the same branch with Daphne, Anita, Joyce and their parents in South Africa. Very dear people. Those we love don't go away, they walk beside you every day, unseen, unheard but always near. Still loved, Still missed and very dear. May the Lord bless, comfort and strenghtn you during this difficult time.
I would appreciate a contact number for one of her sister. My email address is: [email protected],
May 2, 2011
Dear Crosby Family.
We were saddened when learning of your Mother's passing. Unfortunately didn't know about it in time to attend her services.
We live at the end of Bennion Road (some of you may remember us)
and knew your Dad, Mom and you kids when you lived on Bennion
Road too, many years ago.
May you find peace & comfort knowing she is happy with other of her loved ones who have been waiting for her.
Richard & Shirley Ninow (Nita, Richard & Stephen)
May 2, 2011
David, Mike, Keith, Edward, and Jennifer, we grieve the loss of your mother with you. She was a huge part of our lives and we will miss her. Our thoughts and hearts are with you.
Anita, Brent, Craig, Debbie, and Karen
Debbie Larsen
May 2, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. Joyce was a good friend and mentor. She was always so kind and I had the pleaseure of knowing her for many many years. She helped me get my first Eyewear Sales job and always encouraged me. May your fond memories of her outweigh the sorrow in your hearts.
Sam Thomas
Sam Thomas
May 1, 2011
Dear Dave and Lisa and family,
May God be with you as you grieve the loss of your mother and grandmother. We pray for you to feel of her love for you all. We're thankful to our Savior, Jesus Christ, who made it possible for us all to live again and be with our families again after death.
John and Teresa Hughes and family
April 30, 2011
Seems like I could always count on your Mom to say something sassy. Quick with a smile and a bit of friendly ribbing. God Bless during this emotional time.
Troy Orton
April 29, 2011
Dear Crosby Family,
I worked with your sweet Mom several years ago, and loved her kind heart. I am saddened to read of her passing, yet rejoicing at the thoughts of the happy reunion she is enjoying. May you have peace at this time knowing your Mother, Father & Mitchell are together. All my sincere thoughts and prayers go out to you. God Speed.
Laura Passey
April 28, 2011
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