Joyce Sullivan Webb
February 25, 1954 â€" May 27, 2022
Joyce Webb passed away on May 27, 2022, from complications of a recently diagnosed lung disease.
Joyce was born in St. George, Utah to Evan Hal and Leila Barber Sullivan. She was the cutest little redheaded baby that there ever was as she made her entrance into this world. She certainly was the firecracker of the family and lived up to her redhead reputation. With some of her redheaded friends she founded the infamous â€˜Redhead Club of Dixie High School.â€™
Joyce loved her school years at East Elementary, Woodward Junior High, and especially Dixie High School where she was one of the movers and shakers spending Thursday nights creating the Flyer Flash newspaper as editor and writing skits and assemblies with the â€˜Golden Girlsâ€™ who have remained dear friends through the years. She was a Dixie High Jetette til the day she threw her wiglet on the gym floor and stomped off in grand Jetette style.
Joyce attended Dixie College where she was a Rebelette (they didnâ€™t wear wiglets) and active on campus. She went to BYU for her bachelorâ€™s degree, then onto University of Utah where she earned her masterâ€™s degree in counseling. Her first job was a counselor at Timpview High School. She was excited when she was able to come home and work as a counselor at Dixie Middle School, then Dixie High School and then Pineview Middle School. She loved all of â€œher kidsâ€ and they loved her. She has stayed close to many of them through the years.
Joyce met Jay Webb at the Enterprise rodeo the summer of 1982. They were married in the St. George Temple on April 8, 1983. She became mom to Jayâ€™s two children, Jennifer, and Jayson. She and Jay adopted Jayne in 1985 and then baby Jarrett on February 15, 1989. She loved being a mom but especially loved being a grandma to nine grandkids and two great grandkids.
Joyce was an avid reader. We all know her favorite book was Gone with the Wind until she discovered the Outlander seriesâ€¦all eight of them, which she read at least three times and fell in love with Jamie (Sam Heughan) in the TV series. Joyce loved her beautiful built-in bookcases where she kept some of the books she has read â€" some of them several times. One of her favorite quotes was:
â€œOutside of a dog, a book is manâ€™s best friend. Inside of a dog, itâ€™s too dark to readâ€ ,
Joyce is survived by her children Jennifer, Jayson, Jayne, and Jarrett; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren; her sister-in-law Sheryl Sullivan (Clark, deceased), sister Jillyn (Randy) Reber, brother Bruce Sullivan (Gaye), and lots of nieces, nephews that adore her. She was preceded in death by her husband Jay Webb, parents Hal and Leila Sullivan, brother Clark Sullivan, and brother-in-law Scott Wells.
She requested that there be no funeral. There will be a viewing on Thursday, June 2, 2022, from 6:00 â€" 8:00 pm at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. A graveside service will be held on June 3, 2022, at 10:00 am at the Washington City Cemetery, 300 Park View Drive, Washington, Utah.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate your favorite book to a school, library, or â€˜lil neighborhood libraryâ€™ of your choice.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign Joyceâ€™s online guest book at