Our sweet wife, mother, and grandmother Joy Moesser Harmon passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 10, 2022. She was born September 23, 1936 in Afton, Wyoming to Franklin William and Mae Wolfley Moesser. Joy was raised in a loving home filled with music and was blessed with a beautiful soprano voice. In high school she won the Lincoln County Farm Bureau talent contest and traveled to Chicago to compete in the national competition. After high school Joy attended Brigham Young University. As a student, Joy continued using her gift of singing by forming a musical trio with her sisters Bonnie and Dorene. They called themselves The Moesser Sisters and performed all over Utah county.
Joy married her sweetheart David McKay Harmon in the Salt Lake City Temple on May 28, 1957. They just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
Joy loved to serve and help others throughout her life. She was an accomplished seamstress and made most of her family’s clothing. She passed on her love of sewing to all three of her daughters. Some of her favorite items to make were fluffy quilts and beautiful crocheted dresses for family and friends. Joy created a loving home for her family. She worked tirelessly as a homemaker and valued teaching and nurturing her children throughout her life. Once her children were older, she worked as a lunch lady at Timpview High School for fifteen years. She always enjoyed her coworkers and serving the kids.
Joy loved her grandchildren and was always willing to help out by watching and caring for them. She had a cheerful, positive personality and was kind and caring to all who knew her. Many considered her a loyal friend and she cherished those relationships. Being always quick to forgive, she chose to see the positive traits in everyone.
Above all, Joy loved the gospel of Jesus Christ and served in many callings throughout her life. Her favorite callings were being the pianist for the primary and the relief society. She lived very close to the spirit and always listened to the promptings of the Holy Ghost. This was a blessing and a gift to everyone around her. Many of her friends and neighbors called her their angel because often when they were facing hard things and would pray for help, Joy would show up to rescue them. The Lord knew he could depend on Joy.
Joy is survived by her wonderful husband David McKay Harmon and their four children, Jamielyn Hoopes (Allen) of Thayne, Wyoming; Christine Gottfredson (Mark) of Colleyville, Texas; Gary Harmon of Provo, Utah; Andrea Shipman (Ryan) of Herriman, Utah; 15 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Dex Moesser and Kent Moesser.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters Evona Jenkins, Bonnie Winterton, and Dorene Parker.
A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 1:00 pm at the LDS Chapel Located at 1555 N. 1350 W. Provo Utah. There will be a short viewing preceding the funeral from 11:30am to 12:30pm.
Condolences may be expressed to the family on this page.
For those unable to attend the services will be streamed via Facebook Live at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/sundbergolpinfuneralhome