Joyce Peirce Bird Sayer died September 4, 2011 at her home in Wickenburg, Arizona of natural causes due to age. She was born October 14, 1926 in Springville, Utah to Junius M. Peirce and Ann Jane Ballantyne. Joyce was raised in Springville, Utah where she graduated from high school and was Art City Queen. she had a beautiful voice and loved to sing and played the piano beautifully. She also lived in Mapleton, Utah, Fullerton, California and Brigham City, Utah. She has five surviving children: Norman F. (Sheila) Bird of Genola, Utah, Kathy (Jim) Romelli of Goodyear, Arizona, Richard P. Bird of Puyallup, Washington, Brent K. Bird of Phoenix, Arizona, Lisa (Conley) Wilkes of Wickenburg, Arizona. Joyce has 12 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren and 2 great-greatgrandchilden. Joyce was preceded in death by daughter Carolyn Jane Bird, her first husband Fred Finch Bird, her second husband D. Ray Sayer, brothers Gordon and Robert Peirce, sisters Nettie Williams, Evelyn Fry, Margaret Dean, and Naomi McKenzie. The family held a graveside service September 13th at the Springville Evergreen Cemetery. Following graveside services there was remembrance service and luncheon at the Mapleton City Park.