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Joella Gifford

Joella Gifford currently serves on the board of the Bradley Grief Center, where she is the Utah County Director. As the director of Utah County, she oversees weekly grief groups in seven junior high schools and works as a facilitator for two groups. She provides grief support for students who have had a family member die.

Joella studied sociology and received her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and has been a stay-at-home mom for 29 years.

In her free time, Joella loves to volunteer and is involved with different organizations. She loves spending time with her husband Gray riding their SXS, gardening and going on date nights. Joella loves being a mother to her five children, Brady (Allison), Justin (Macy), Carter (Melissa), Kennedy & Ryker and a stepmom to Austin (Charity), Bronson (Chey), Lincoln (Pearl) and Logan. Her greatest joy is her 7 grandchildren.

Joella and Gray have one son serving a mission and one who is a senior in high school. They have been remarried for 4 years. They currently reside in American Fork, Utah. Joella is thankful for how she regularly sees the hand of the Lord in her life.