Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Joyce Rosetta Kepas (Johnson)\n\n\r\n\t\t\t\tJoyce Rosetta Johnson Kepas, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away Friday, September 1st, 2017 at her home. She was born in Salt Lake City on December 29, 1937. Joyce joins her beloved husband Demetrios Kepas who preceded her in death and is survived by her six children: Emmanuel “Manny” Kepas (Ellen), Athena Minton (Jack), Helene Brown (Shawn), Sophia Johnson (James), Alexandra Kepas, Chrysanthe Eastman (David), her twenty-four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her two sisters: Marie Heaton (Fred), and Marian Bond (Richard). \n\nJoyce was a graduate of South High School, and then attended the University of Utah, graduating with a BS in nursing. She met her husband while he was a medical resident and she was a nurse at the Salt Lake County hospital and they soon fell in love. They were married in Baltimore, Maryland on August 13, 1960 and enjoyed fifty-seven years together, especially enjoying spending time with their many grandchildren.\n\nJoyce and her husband served an LDS mission to Athens, Greece. She also served as a temple worker at the Provo Temple. She loved to serve her family, friends and neighbors, and was always one of the first to volunteer to bring meals to those in need. She enjoyed literature, introducing her children to Shakespeare. And loved to attend the Timpanogas Storytelling Festival as often as she could. She had keen interest in current events and politics. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a great zest for life.\n\nThe family wishes to thank Elevation Hospice, including Joylyn Brereton and Bonnie Becheck. Your excellent care of our mother made her last months a comfort. We also want to thank Crystal Cappuccio for the many months of tireless service she gave as Joyce’s full-time caregiver.\n\nFamily and friends are welcome to attend a viewing held on Wednesday, Sept 6, 2017 from 6 to 8 pm at Nelson Family Mortuary (4780 N. University Avenue, Provo). On Thursday, Sept 7th at 12:00 noon there will be a short viewing at the Edgemont 7th Ward chapel (555 E. 3230 N.) to be followed by the funeral service at 1:00 pm. Interment at the Orem City Cemetery.