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Joyce Cameron Foster

July 25, 1936 — March 24, 2022

Joyce Cameron Foster

Joyce Cameron Foster of Salt Lake City, Utah passed away peacefully on the evening of March 24th, 2022 at 85 years old. She will be remembered for her dedication to Nurse-Midwifery, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and her family. The great joys of her life, in addition to the gospel, are her husband George, sisters: Marilyn, Colleen and Nadine; daughter Sarah and husband Aaron, granddaughter Rozlyn Mae and grandson William, and her many nieces and nephews. She loved to read, travel and do family history research.  

She was born on July 25th 1936 to Clinton Cameron and Lola Isobel Burnett in Los Angeles California. Joyce graduated in Nursing from UCLA, and received a Master’s Degree in Maternal and Newborn Nursing and Nursing-Midwifery at Yale University. After graduating with a master's degree in nursing and nurse-midwifery, she served as a faculty member at Yale, and also taught her Yale students at Kings Cross Hospital in Brooklyn NY. She had a brief stint at BYU College of Nursing and then established the graduate nurse-midwifery program at the University of Utah. One of the joys of her life was assisting women in the birth of their babies, and teaching her students to do likewise. She received her Ph.D. in Health Science at the U of U in 1981. She retired as an Emeritus Professor from the College of Nursing in 2007, after 37 years as a program director, faculty member and practicing Certified Nurse-Midwife.  

The greatest love of her life was her husband, George Foster. They were married on November 26, 1980 in the Manti Temple. Together they traveled the world and made many friends as they learned to appreciate other lands and peoples. 

She is preceded in death by her parents Clinton and Lola, loving husband George and sister Colleen. She is survived by her sisters Marilyn (John) Crandall and Nadine (Mike) Doyle; her daughter Sarah (Aaron) Schauerhamer; her grandchildren Rozlyn Mae and William; nephews; nieces and many beautiful friendships. 

A graveside service will be held on April 2nd 2022 at 1pm in the Whitney, Idaho cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at


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Graveside Service

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm

Whitney Idaho Cemetery

2063 S 1600 E, Preston, ID 83263

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