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Joyce Burt Moore

01/12/1928 - 06/29/2016
Service Date: 07/09/2016
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7145 E. Monterey Ave, Mesa, AZ

Joyce Burt Moore, 88, passed away peacefully Wed., June 29, 2016 in Mesa, AZ. She was born to Wildon H. & Gwendolyn Barton Burt in SLC, UT in 1928. She led a happy, active life filled with family, friends, & faith. Joyce was a talented musician & a guest accordion performer at the Phoenix Symphony’s 50th Anniversary; a gifted athlete who nearly scored a perfect game of bowling–minus 1 pin, and taught most of her grandchildren to swim. She loved to crochet, creating 100’s of gifts for family & the needy. In 1946, she married her high school sweetheart, Edward Douglas Moore, with whom she recently celebrated their 70th anniversary. He called her his “perfect Air Force wife,” moving every 3 years during the 27 years they spent in the Air Force.  Joyce dearly loved her family, consisting of 4 children: Steven Moore (Linda), Linda Westbrook (Brent), Nancy Ashcroft (Alan), Janet Clark (Brad) — all of Mesa AZ;  14 grandchildren: Sara Thweatt (Ed), Julie Ann Rodriguez, Dan Daniels (April), Eric Daniels (Jenn), Scott Daniels, Becky Shipley (Brandon), Jesse Ashcroft (Mikel) Alisa Chaffee (Bobby), Kevin Ashcroft, Paul Clark (Fawn), Greg Clark (Nicole), Jeffrey, Michael, & Shalia Clark; her step-grandchildren: Bryan Ashcroft (Shawntel), Donovan Ashcroft (Jackie), Sunny Lewis, Sabrina Ball (Randy), & Damien Westbrook (Traci);  17 great-grand children: Ethan, Andrew, Tyler, & Katelyn Daniels, Tiffany, Blake, Dylan, & Brianna Shipley; Weston, Karen, Nikki, “Hailey Joyce”, & Dylan Clark; Jeffrey, Brianna, Skylar, & “Riley Joyce” Clark; & her step great-grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Brianna, & Brooklyn Ashcroft, Eligh & Reese Ashcroft, Amanda Stolpe, Kylie, Ivy, & Mailey Ball, Anglica & Eli Westbrook, and a step 2nd Great-Grandchild: Brille Ball. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, her sister LaWana Margetts, her brother Milo Burt, his wife & son, Rita, & Thomas Burt; a grandson Jeffrey Clark; a son-in law, Alan Ashcroft; and a daughter-in-law, Linda Grove Moore. Visitation is Fri., July 8th, 6-8 pm at Bunker’s University Chapel 3529 E. University Dr., Mesa AZ 85213. Funeral Services are Sat, July 9th at 11 am at the LDS Church at 7145 E. Monterey Ave, Mesa AZ 85209.


  • I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort and hope in God during this very difficult time. Isaiah 41:10, 13.

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