Joye Larson Smith passed away peacefully on February 4, 2023 in Mesa, Arizona. She was born to James Milas Larson and Katie Agnes Welker on July 10, 1929. She married Glenn S. Smith in 1949, and they had seven children, living the last 52 years in Thatcher, Arizona. She lived a very happy, active life filled with family, friends, and many activities such as painting, church, and stage productions. Glenn and Joye served LDS Temple missions in Atlanta, Georgia and Mexico City, Mexico.
She is survived by her children: Steven Smith (Georgia); Annabel Hall (John); Linda Carpenter (Mannie); Kenny Smith (Anneta); Sterling Smith (Paula); Nathan Smith (Shelly); and Heather McMullin (John); with 29 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on Friday, February 17, 2023. A graveside service at Mesa City Cemetery will be on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 9:00 am. A funeral/memorial service will be held in the LDS Stake Center in Thatcher, Arizona on February 18, 2023 at 3:00 pm.