Joyce Winder Seare

1927 ~ 2023

Our beloved mother, grand-mother, great-grandmother (GG) passed away peacefully at the age of 95 on January 6, 2023.

She was born in Salt Lake City on October 24, 1927 to Bessie Anderson and William C. Winder. She married John McKean Seare, April 30, 1947 in Salt Lake City. She was a member of the LDS Church and served in the Marlborough Ward Junior Sunday School (Primary) for over twenty years. Joyce grew up in Salt Lake City on the Avenues on A Street and 5th Avenue. She graduated from East High School and attended the University of Utah. She served in numerous capacities in the Hawthorne Elementary, Lincoln Junior High and South High School PTA.

Joyce worked in the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic at the University of Utah Hospital and ended her working career at Zion's Bank. Joyce served her family with unconditional love, devotion and generosity. Her greatest joy in life was family. Joyce made a point of being present to all family sporting events and activities. She will be greatly missed.

Survived by her three sons and daughters-in-law; Mike and Shirlene, Scott and Cyndee and Jeff and Connie.

Joyce is preceded in death by her husband, parents, siblings: William C. Winder III, Robert A. Winder, Jack Winder, Janice Sandwick, Judy Nelson Motta and her dearest grandson Bradley Seare.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday 14, 2023 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple in Salt Lake City. Memorial services will be held for immediate family after the visitation. Interment will be at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.


Must have been a wonderful woman. Sorry for your loss but happy for your memories. She certainly lived a long life. God bless you Scott and all your family.

- Wade Jardine

So sorry to hear about your mom (Grandma). When we lose someone we love, we must learn not to live without them, but to live with the love they left behind. Your mom seems to have been a loving mom and grandmother to your children. While her earthly body is no longer here, her spirit is and will guide your family. I'm sure there were many welcoming arms in the Celestial Kingdom. Dory

- Dory Pemberton

Dear Seare Family,
My sympathies on GG's passing. What a sweet, kind and loving woman she was. I feel so blessed that her life crossed mine.May you have comfort during this time of sorrow.

- Linda Volmer Auwerda

Grandma GG was the most sweet, loving person ever. She was so fun to hug and visit with. She aged very well and was loved by so many. We will miss her dearly but it was her time to go, living such a fulfilled life with all of her family. We live you GG and you will be missed.

- Karen Rasmussen

Joyce was always a kind loving person who loved loved her children and grandchildren She made their birthdays and Christmas over the moon. My kids were the recipients of all the wonderful hand me downs. I remember Joyce walking to Lincoln Jr High to help with banquets’, decorations and all activities. She made every occasion extra special. She has touched so many lives, and will be missed by many. Rest in pease and enjoy your glorious reunion with Jack and all those waiting for you.

- Carol Snow