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Obituary: Joyce M. Zimmerman Neff

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Our beloved mother, grandmother, wife and sister, Joyce M. Zimmerman Neff, died suddenly but peace-fully at home on July 5, 2000.

Joyce was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sept. 30, 1935. She was the sixth child of Elizabeth Hutchinson and R. Scott Zimmerman. She graduated from East High School and later attended the University of Utah. Joyce married Lynn Sidney Cornum in 1951. He preceded her in death in 1965. She married William Howard Neff on April 21, 1972.

She was an accountant/controller more than 45 years for the following companies: Sears, Pacific Cast Iron Pipe, Sperry Corporation, Christensen Diamond Products, Northwest Energy and The Neff Alliance. She was a member of the LDS Church. Her accomplishments and talents are numerous. She loved music and could play the piano by ear. She was a gourmet chef and attended many cooking schools. Her love of art led her to painting and drawing. Joyce loved to dabble in horticulture and gardening. She also had an eye for color and design, her greatest attribute. Her home was a place of beauty and love. She was the most loving, caring, kind, and gentle person in the world. All that knew her, loved her.

Survivors include: husband, William H. Neff; daughter, Deborah C. Balka (Raynor); son, Gregory S. Neff (Jodie); and seven grandchildren: C. Alexander Balka, Andrew S. Balka, Gabrielle Neff, Elliott Neff, Rachel Nicholl, Anthony Nicholl, Timothy Nicholl; brothers: Bryant S. Zimmerman (Alta), Phillip D. Zimmerman (Carol), Stephen R. Zimmerman (Carol); and a sister, Betty Jane Curtis (E. Jay). Also a cousin, Pat Baddley, who was like a sister to her. Preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Gerald H. Zimmerman.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 10, 2000, 12 noon, at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Interment Mt. Olivet.

In lieu of flowers, relatives and friends may send donations to the Schwab Foundation for Learning, 1650 South Amphlett Blvd., Suite 300, San Mateo, CA 94402 (a center for the treatment of dyslexia and other learning differences).