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DEATH: JOYCE GIBSON

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Joyce Gibson, 63, died August 13, 1994 of a heart attack in New York City.

She was born July 21, 1931 in Ogden, a daughter of J. Leland and Fern Wayment Gibson. She attended Ogden City Schools, graduating from Ogden High School. She received her BS degree in music and education from the University of Utah and her Master's degree in music education from Columbia University in New York.After teaching music in junior high schools in Salt Lake and Ogden, she moved to New York City in 1957 where she attended Columbia University. She taught in Long Island and in 1964, she began teaching at Bronxville School in Westchester County, New York. Joyce also taught music theory and harmony at the Stecher & Horowitz School of the Performing Arts in Cedarhurst, New York.

Joyce was a member of Mu Phi Epsilon, an international professional music sorority, having served as president and also in a national capacity. She also belonged to AAUW. A member of the LDS Church, she served in all the auxiliaries, contributing greatly with her musical ability. An accomplished musician, she performed widely from her earliest years in Ogden. She had a great love of music and the arts and chose to share that love with thousands of students through the years. She was a master teacher.

She is survived by her mother of Bountiful; two sisters, Lianne (Leon) Aiken, Orem, Utah; Carolyn (Michael) Verkler, Bountiful; one niece and six nephews and great nieces and nephews, many close aunts and uncles and very dear friends. Preceded in death by her father in 1955.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 20 at 11 a.m. at the Myers Mortuary Chapel, 845 Washington Blvd., Ogden, where friends may call Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Interment: Ogden City Cemetery.

In her honor, a memorial service will be held in Bronxville and also in Cedarhurst, New York, where a series of concerts will e dedicated to her memory at the Stecher & Horowitz School of the Performing Arts. The Joyce Gibson Memorial Scholarship has been established at the school.

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