Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Joyce JoAnne Adams (Briggs)\n\n\r\n\t\t\t\tAge 85, of Spanish Fork, passed of a stroke\non April 28, 2019 at home in Bluffdale, UT.\nBorn March 10, 1934 to Emil and Phyllis\n(Tietjen) Algier. Phyllis died of Tuberculosis leaving three girls under the age of three.\nJoyce and Shirley were placed in foster\ncare, and joined the loving family of Jesse\nE. and Blanche Aston Briggs of Bountiful,\nUT acquiring four other adopted siblings,\nJay, Alice, Virginia and Margie. Joyce\nremained there until graduating from Davis\nHigh School—class of 1952; and at 18\nlegally signed her own adoption papers to\nthese wonderful caring parents.\nLater moving to California, she met her husband Edwin Verl Adams,\nson of Ruby May Hancock and George Rudger Adams, and married\nMay 23, 1956 in the Salt Lake Temple. Following in her parents\nfootsteps, they took in foster children and eventually adopted two\nlittle girls, half-sisters.\nJoyce was a true helpmate to her husband in whatever was needed.\nMoving took the family between Utah and Arizona eventually settling\nin the Salem, Spanish Fork area. Her working experience in retail\nsales provided the opportunity to do what Joyce did best: care and\nlove other people. Twenty-Four years was spent working for Wonder\nBread, finishing off with a brief time at Macey’s in Spanish Fork.\nJoyce loved caring for the living, but also pursued genealogical research \nfor both her biological and adopted families. She actively\nserved in many church callings, from Young Women’s, Primary,\nRelief Society President and Instructor, librarian, Compassionate\nService and Family History Center. Her life was an active example\nof her abiding testimony of her Savior, Jesus Christ and his teachings.\nJoyce will be greatly missed by family, friends and relatives. Special\nthanks to Applegate Hospice Care of American Fork, UT and Nelson\nFamily Mortuary of Orem, UT in caring for our beloved mother.