Obituary for Joyce Pearl (Fowler) Moore
Joyce was born on April 17, 1940, in Conrad, Montana, to Clifford Patterson Fowler and Pearl Galbraith Otteson Fowler. She grew up and attended schools in Conrad, Montana, graduating from Conrad High School in 1958. After graduating from high school, she attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and later transferred to Rex College in Rexburg, ID, to further her studies. Certificate in nursing.
While training nurses at Ricks College, Joyce met Stanley Ray Moore on a blind date. They were married at Old Shelton Church on November 24, 1962. They later separated. Joyce passed state nursing boards and got a job in the labor and delivery department at a hospital in Idaho Falls. In March 1964, their first child, Kyle, was born. They moved to Logan in 1964, so Stan could earn a degree in civil engineering at Utah State University. Joyce got a job at Logan LDS Hospital and worked a swing shift to support the family while Stan pursued his engineering degree.
Joyce gave birth to their second son, Ryan, in 1967. After Stan graduated from Washington State University in 1969, he took a job in East Wenatchee, Washington, where he worked as a civil engineer for the Washington State Department of Transportation. Joyce worked as a registered nurse at Wenatchee Valley Hospital in the Labor and Delivery Department. Their first daughter, Amy, was born in Wenatchee in 1970. In the summer of 1975, the family moved across the Columbia River to Wenatchee, Washington where they purchased ten acres of land, which included a fruit orchard, located on Schuylchuck Road. They welcomed their second daughter and last child, Mindy, into their home in September of 1975. They lived on the orchard grounds and raised their family until all four children graduated from Wenatchee High School. Joyce worked at Wenatchee Valley Hospital for 30 years, eventually serving as head nurse.
Joyce is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has served faithfully in many leadership positions over the years. She remembered that she always felt happy when she was serving and participating. She had a gift for nursing and was a friend to many. She moved to Ammon, Idaho in 2006. She served at the Idaho Falls Temple from 2006 to 2013. She later moved to Idaho Falls to live with her daughter Mindy and her family, where she lived until her death. Those who knew Joyce will remember her as loyal, loving, energetic and caring.
Joyce is survived by her brother, Ron Fowler of Rock Springs, WY; Her four children and their spouses: son Kyle (Stephenie) Moore of St. Anthony, ID; son, Ryan (Mei Lee) Moore of Springville, Utah; her daughter, Amy (Troy) Parker of Syracuse, Utah; daughter Mindy (Chris) George, of Idaho Falls, ID; 29 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Pearl; her ex-husband, Stanley Moore; Brother George Fowler. sisters, Alan Hansen and Bernice Peterson. Grandson, Connar Moore. and her granddaughter, Taylor Joy Moore.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at Cottonwood Ward, 2967 E 105th N. Idaho Falls, ID 83401. Family will visit with friends from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. prior. To services in church. Burial will take place immediately after the prayer in the Ammon city cemetery.
Special thanks to Hands of Hope Hospice for their loving care.
(tags for translation) Wooden Funeral Home and Crematory