OGRES condolences go out to Krome and Sonjia at this time for the loss of her dear mother. Godspeed.
Joyce Vawdrey VanErt
1928 - 2017
Hurricane, Utah – Joyce Vawdrey VanErt, 88, passed away Friday, January 6, 2017 at her home surrounded by family. She was born May 25, 1928 in Salt Lake City, Utah to I.R. Vawdrey and Edna Atkinson. She married Jack Seegmiller in 1947 and they had five children together. She later married Clarence C. VanErt in 1977 at their home in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Joyce was raised in Draper, Utah until her early teens, after which she moved to St. George. She graduated from Dixie High, attended Dixie College, and went on to be self-employed for the better part of her life.
She was a strong and stubborn woman and would never let anyone beat her in cards. She loved her children and grandchildren and spent her life helping them on projects and sewing for them. She had amazing attention to detail and loved with her whole heart…but if she didn’t yell at you, she didn’t love you. Just when she thought she couldn’t love more, she was blessed with great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her five children, Kent Seegmiller, Kim Seegmiller, Chad Seegmiller, Sonjia Vlassek, and Larry Seegmiller; 11 grandchildren; and 9.5 great-grandchildren.
She will be laid to rest in Bountiful, Utah. In accordance with her wishes, there will no services held.