Joyce Fox Andersen-Thorum Jacobsen Skidmore Wilson Profile Photo

Joyce Fox Andersen-Thorum Jacobsen Skidmore Wilson

December 30, 1926 — September 5, 2023

Cottonwood Heights

Joyce Fox Andersen-Thorum Jacobsen Skidmore Wilson

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Known to her husband, Tom Wilson, as an irresistible, lovable brat, she was born to Rolla and Luetta Fox Thorum Thursday, December 30, 1926 in Murray, Utah. She went on ahead on September 5, 2023, Cottonwood Heights as a Thursday's Child who has far to go.

She was big sister to Birdie, Arden, David and Hal, mother to Kelly Jacobsen, grandmother to Britt, Raquel, Evan, aunt to many choice nieces and nephews, friend and family to many, wife to Doug Jacobsen from Salt Lake, Pete Skidmore from Oklahoma and Tom Wilson from New Jersey.

Her biography is listed in Who's Who in the West, in America, in the World as Well as in the World's Who’s Who of Women as actress, director, playwright, educator, editor, photo journalist, columnist, public relations executive, radio, theatre and television performer, musician and author. Her books include Happy Holidays and Playmates, her plays, "They Came To Union Fort" and the "Dup 100th Anniversary" are locked into a time capsule. "Shadows" is an award-winning play. Her name is recorded at Kingsbury Hall and the Alumni House on the University of Utah campus. Thought herself "a professional past president."

Her greatest joy was the birth of Kelly, Britt, Raquel and Evan. Her most rewarding experience was when a rival newspaper in Norway called her, as editor, a "Builder Of Bridges". Her scariest moments were when the German Embassy demanded her film, When Russian and Dutch Authorities Didn't Like What She Printed. Most favorite role was performing Mother Mary on a television easter special, "The Terrible Meek". Satisfying accomplishments are 9/11 Requiem on /911 Museum Registry.  Silliest moment was when she fell out of bed one night while being sound asleep.

An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving numerous positions, she's lived by Jack Kerouac's quote, "be in love with your life, every minute of it."

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 11:00 a.m. at the Brighton 1st Ward Chapel, 2925 E. Bengal Blvd.  A viewing will be held Monday, September 25, 2023, at Cannon Mortuary, 2460 E. Bengal Blvd. and the day of the service at the church from 10-10:45 a.m.  Interment Mountain View Memorial Estates.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Foundation Fighting Blindness in memory of the Jacobsen Foundation. https://donate.fightingblindness.org/

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Past Services

Visitation

Monday, September 25, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Visitation

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

10:00 - 10:45 am (Mountain time)

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

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Burial

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Mountain View Memorial Estates

3115 E 7800 S, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

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