Joan Bryce

Joan Bryce

MONROE — Joan Holman Bryce, 86, passed away Feb. 10, 2020, in Richfield. She was born July 7, 1933, in Sugarville, to Noble Ray and Anna Elizabeth Keenan Holman. She married Darrell Edward Bryce Oct. 8, 1953, in the Mesa, Arizona temple.

During World War II, Joan’s family moved to California. Joan attended Compton High School. It was there she met Darrell Bryce, her future husband. He was serving in the US Air Force. After their marriage, they lived in Salina, Kansas, and San Antonio, Texas. When her husband was transferred to England, Joan followed him. While in England their first son, Walter, was born. After his discharge, they moved back to southern California. Two years later they moved Wilcox, Arizona. While living there, their second son, Edward, was born. In 1958 they moved back to southernCalifornia. After retirement they moved to Monroe in 1990.

Joan was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from her early teens through the rest of her life. She served in various callings in all the auxiliaries. She and her husband were temple workers in the Los Angeles and the Manti temples.

Joan enjoyed gardening, artistic painting, sewing and loving her children.

She is survived by her husband; sons, Walter H. (Diane) Bryce, Rialto, California; and Edward D. (Debra) Bryce, Ewa Beach, Hawaii; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and sisters, Geri Sanbrano and Sharon Ann Holman, both Hemet, California.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Allene (Richard) Crisman and Bonnie Rae (Gene) Lowry; and brother-in-law, Robert Sanbrano.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m. in the Monroe 2nd ward chapel, 140 South Main in Monroe, where friends may call from noon to 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Monroe City Cemetery. 

Funeral directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. 

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