Joy Beck, Resident of Midway, Formerly of Provo and American Fork, passed away on the 25th of August in her home at the age of 82 years.\n\nJoy was born November 27, 1938 in American Fork. She lived in Ophir where her father worked the mines before moving to Pleasant Grove near the age of five. As a child, she developed a strong work ethic as she worked many long hours picking strawberries. She attended Pleasant Grove High School. In 1957, Joy won the Utah State FFA Pageant; many remember her serving as queen with beautiful green eyes and lovely black hair. \n\nJoy attended LDS Business College (Name of school at the time). She married Larry K Beck of American Fork and raised five beautiful daughters. Joy opened and successfully ran a dance-wear store for over 35 years. Her first store was in American Fork; she later moved it to Provo. Danceworks and the Glass Slipper are now family-run businesses serving customers in both cities. Joy’s empathy and sensitivity greatly served the needs of her customers, and significantly influenced the development of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.\n\nConfident and wise, Joy was a wonderful judge of character. She listened well and laughed often. Joy could lighten a moment with humor, helping an individual remember to not take everything in life so seriously. And yet Joy’s life was filled with meaning. In the early hours of the morning, she got up to help her husband and children prepare for the day. She was a passionate, visionary person. As an artist, she painted and decorated; she kept a beautiful house of order where she cooked wonderful meals for family. She loved to read, and she loved to share what she read with others. Later in life, she traveled a great deal and often spoke of Norway, Austria, as well as the beautiful Danube River and eastern Europe. Joy always expressed empathy, gratitude, and love for those she visited. At the end of every visit or phone call, with genuine affection, Joy reminded the individual with whom she spoke, that she loved them, that she thought of them, and that she was proud of them. And this is how her family and loved ones feel about her. \n\nShe was sealed to her sweetheart Larry K. Beck in the Salt Lake Temple on June 21, 1961\n\nJoy is survived by her husband Larry Beck, her five daughters and their families: Natalie and Kevin Brooks; Laurie and Jonathan Russell; Christie and Blaine Bateman; Tammie Larson; and Tiffany and Jeff Benson. Her Grandchildren and their spouses include: Derek and Mindy Brooks, Desiree and Matthew Ashworth, and Dallas and Cameron Cox; Emma and Isaac Westwood, Jenna, Dallin Russell; Josie Bateman; Sydney and Cole Larson; Brooks, Grace, and Aidan Benson. Her Great Grandchildren include: Emercynn, Emmett, and Sophie Brooks; Jordan, Sawyer, and Liam Ashworth; Elliot, Ivy, and Penny Westwood. Her sisters: Sherrie Kimball (Lee), Joan Wallace (Steve), and Keri Harper. She is preceded in death by her parents Beth and La Verl Warburton; and Grandson Collin Russell.