Irma Joyce Reynolds Obituary

Irma Joyce Benton Reynolds
Irma Joyce Benton Reynolds

January 13, 1930 - January 4, 2019
Born in Burley, idaho
Resided in Perry, Utah
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Joyce was born to Otto and Mamie Benton on January 13, 1930 in Burley, Idaho, the seventh of nine children. She died on January 4, 2019 in Perry, Utah, after a very brief illness. Joyce’s eight siblings were: Wanda (Ray) Dunn, Cecil (Irene) Benton, Gilbert (Ellen) Benton, Gerald (Mollie) Benton, Betty (Ray) Mann, Lee (Nancy) Benton, Dale (Pat) Benton and Phyllis (Bob) Thomas. All her siblings except Phyllis are deceased. Joyce also lived in Redondo Beach as a young girl, and loved the big band concerts, dances and church activities there. Her family moved to Pocatello in her senior year, where she met Keith Reynolds. They didn’t start dating right away, but after high school they fell in love and married in the Idaho Falls Temple in 1950, when they were both twenty. Keith and Joyce were married 65 years, until he passed on January 9, 2015. They had eight children: Christine (Chuck) Bardsley, Gaylene (Jim) Rosaschi, David (Mary Lou) Reynolds, Terry (Brent) Hood, Larry (Wendy) Reynolds, Ruth Ann (Ross) Reeder, Richard (Nancy) Reynolds, and James Reynolds. They have 26 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren. During her life she had employment as an receptionist in a doctor’s office in Brigham City. In addition to Pocatello and Brigham, she and Keith lived in Wenatchee, Washington; Ponca City, Oklahoma; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Simi Valley, California. Joyce loved her children and grandchildren more than anything else, and always tried to attend births, blessings, baptisms, missionary farewells and weddings for all of them. With Keith, Joyce served a mission to Butler Alabama, and other service missions at the Family History Centers in Pocatello and Brigham City. After Keith died, she traveled to visit all of her children in various parts of the US, and this last summer she went on a Mediterranean cruise, a lifetime goal of hers. She returned from visiting family in Alabama just a few days before she died. She lived her life to its fullest, right up to the end.




Memorial Services
Perry 8th Ward Chapel
685 West 2250 South
Perry, UT US 84302
January 5, 2019
3:00 PM