Joyce Black Nielson died peacefully in her sleep on April 15, 2019, after a long struggle with pain and illness. She was known for her beautiful blue eyes and her love for babies and animals. Joyce was born on June 10, 1952, in Lovelock, NV. She is survived by her husband, Ted, her children, Rane'e Rodriguez, Lisa (David) Oregon, Amanda (David) Blamires, Ruth (Matt) Gillett, and Eric (Michelle) Nielson, and her siblings, Charlene (Tony) Sciumbato, J.D. (Karen) Black, and Byron Black, as well as 12 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bryon and Eileen Black, her sister, Barbara Black, and her daughter, Natalie Black.
Joyce and Ted were married June 18, 1970, and later sealed in the LDS Temple in Manti, Utah. Joyce was a caring mother and wife. She enjoyed going to Weber State at the San Juan Campus in Blanding, Utah, and later became a Registered Nurse. She then worked as a home health nurse and at the State Hospital in Provo, UT. Joyce was always caring for others. She loved to talk to family and friends. When she was at home, she could always be found with a blanket that she was crocheting for babies of her family, friends, and neighbors. She was loved by many and will be sorely missed.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2019 at the Bonneville 12th Ward, 715 South Utah Avenue, Provo. There will be a visitation from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the Provo Cemetery.