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Joyce Loveridge Taylor

July 17, 1927 — March 14, 2024

Orem

Marion Joyce Beardall Loveridge Taylor, age 96, of Orem, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2024, at Covington Senior Living, Farmington Utah. She was born July 17, 1927, in Provo, Utah to Walter Bird Beardall and Arvilla Bullock Beardall. After the death of her mother Arvilla in 1929 she was raised in Orem by her uncle and aunt, Clarence Duane Harris and Jennie June Bullock, Arvilla 's sister.

 She graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1945. She married Jack Alvin Loveridge on December 26, 1945,in Ely,Nevada. They later divorced. She married Bert LeRoy Taylor on November 22, 1986, in the Provo, Utah LDS Temple. They shared a love for travel and building their cabins.

 She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a Junior Sunday School Coordinator, Primary Presidency, Relief Society President, ward organist and Relief Society pianist. She was a volunteer organist in the Salt Lake and Mount Timpanogos Utah temples. For many years she was an accompanist for Merla Greenwood Thayne, an accomplished composer, author, poet, and program speaker. She also served as a Church Service Missionary at the Provo Missionary Training Center.

 She worked for many years at Community Press, a yearbook printer in Orem. She also worked for Brigham Young University as a Supervisor in Food Services for five years and at Utah Technical College (UVU) as Food Service Coordinator for five years.

 She is survived by her children: John A Loveridge (Penny) and Sherrie Davis; eight grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband Bert Taylor.

 A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at the Orem City Cemetery, 1520 North 800 East. A viewing will be held prior at Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 South State Street, Orem from 11 a.m. – 12 noon. 

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