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Joan Roberts

August 15, 1935 - October 13, 2011

Gathering:

1-2:00 PM, Tuesday, October 18, Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

2:00 PM, Tuesday, October 18, Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Burial:

Sunnyslope Cemetery, Mott, ND.

Arrangements:

Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Joan Roberts

August 15, 1935 - October 13, 2011

Obituary

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joan’s memory to the American Cancer Society.

Joan M. Roberts, a long-time Fargo resident, passed away after a brief illness on October 13, 2011 at Sanford Health in Fargo.

Joan Meredith Roberts was born on August 15, 1935 in Mott, ND, to William Hollis and Edith (Southam) Roberts. She grew up in Mott and later received her B.A. and M.A. degrees at the University of North Dakota, in Grand Forks. She was a Business Education teacher in Franklin Park, IL from 1957 to 1961 and Fargo Central and North High from 1961-1990.

She was a member of 1st Congregational Church in Mott. Joan was also a member of many groups and organizations including: Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Pi Beta Phi, Delta Pi Epsilon, Order of Eastern Star, Gamma Phi Beta (Fargo/Moorhead) Alumni Association and House Corporation Board. Joan served many years on Northwood Manor Condominium Association Board.

Joan is survived by her brother: Kenneth (Barbara) Roberts of Ogema, MN; sister: Virginia (Jim) Alexander of Fullerton, CA; nieces and nephews: Lynn (Glenn) Kristensen, Raymond Graves, Susan (Jack) Evans, Jodi Gonzales, Brook (Chris) Roberts, Kristin (Ryan) Gerbrandt, Drew (Stacy) Roberts, Loren (Kari) Roberts. She was preceded in death by: her parents, and sister Kathleen Graves.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joan’s memory to the American Cancer Society.

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  1. Norman Mills says:

    Fjerdingby NorwayDear Kenneth and Virginia, with sadness I read about Joan’s passing (and Kathleen’s – which I wasn’t aware of). Our parents are no longer with us, and with the passing of time so do we also lose our siblings. This is, of course, the natural passage of time, but at the same time losing loved ones is always painful. We remember both of you and your family as very instrumental in our growing to adulthood and in our obtaining the values which have guided us through our lives. The Roberts family meant a lot to both Noreen and I, especially since I still term Kenneth as my very best friend in my forulative years. I hope all is well with both of you and maybe we can achieve some moments of contact in the near future. In your moments of greif, I am thinking of both of you. Norm

  2. Noreen Braun says:

    Fargo ND
    Virginia and Kenny and Kathleen,

    Brother Norm somehow ran across Joan’s obituary and forwarded it to me. Your family played a significant, and so very positive, part in my growing up years and I was saddened to hear of Joan’s passing.

    I have been looking for you, Giner, and would appreciate an email back to me to re-establish contact. My companion of 15 years and I have been traveling the US and Canada in an RV since 2005 and may very well be in your area sometime in the future. It sure would be good to see you again.

    Noreen
    nbraun0411@gmail.com

  3. LaVonn Steiner says:

    Bismarck ND
    Dear Family,
    I am sorry for your loss. My older sister, Kathleen Boehm Schlosser died December 8, 2010. It hurts to lose a sister.

    Reading Joan’s obituary brought back memories of living across the street from you…coming over to your house, walking in your folk’s great big garden, playing hide and seek in the grass and trees, shooting and rubber band guns. I have pictures of Kenny and me winning first place in the Pet and Kids parade. The faces of your family are vivid for me. Growing up in Mott gave us a foundation for how we live now.

    May you live with No Regrets.

    LaVonn Boehm Steiner

  4. Fran Dexter says:

    Fargo ND
    Joan and I were both teaching business education in the Fargo Public Schools in the early 1970’s. I remember her professionalism, her concern that students learn in the right way, and her sense of style. She devoted herself to the field of education. She made a difference.

  5. sherrill Schorsch says:

    Jamestown ND
    To Joan’s Family with Sympathy,

    I went to school and graduated from High School with Joan at Mott, ND

    Most Sincerely,
    Sherrill (Hintz) Schorsch

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