Joy O'Hearn

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Joy Moe O’Hearn, age 86, died peacefully at Aegis at Callahan House in Shoreline, Washington on February 1, 2018. Joy was born on July 12, 1931 to Harry and Irene Moe in Enderlin, North Dakota. She attended St Anthony’s elementary school and Fargo Central High School. She received her Bachelor in English from St. Catherine’s University in St Paul Minnesota and her nursing degree from St Mary’s in Rochester Minnesota. After she received her degree in nursing, she worked at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis. In 1958, she married Jerome W. O’Hearn (deceased). They met at the University of Minnesota Newman Center and were married for 49 years. Joy and Jerry moved to Fargo in 1963 where he worked as a physician and together they raised six children. Reading, puzzles, walking and playing tennis were Joy’s favorite pastimes. She loved spending time at the lakes with her family and grandchildren. Joy had fond memories of growing up at Lake Lizzie and spending summers with her family and entertaining relatives at Lake Cormorant. She enjoyed playing cards and always looked forward to spending time with her bridge club friends. Above all, family was important to Joy. She was a loving daughter and cared for her mother and father who lived in Fargo. She was very proud of all her children and her grandchildren and often took trips to different parts of the country to spend time with family. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Joy is predeceased by her husband Jerome O’Hearn, her parents Harry and Irene Moe, her brothers, Donal Moe and Dale Moe, sisters-in-law Sally Moe and Sharon Moe, brother-in-law Connie O’Hearn, law daughter-in-law Shirley O’Hearn and great grandchild Nicholas Joseph O’Hearn. Joy is survived by her Brother Harry Moe, her six children, Michael (Yin Yin) of Poughkeepsie, NY, Catherine (Mike O’Neill) of Chicago, IL, Margaret (Jim Tschida) of South Bend IN, Mary (Greg) Moore of Seattle, WA, James O’Hearn of Brainerd, MN and Tom (Christy) O’Hearn of Renton WA; 17 grandchildren, Christopher, Sara, Rebecca, Hannah, Maya, Ella, David, Ethan, Sarah, Kayla, Tara, Andrew, Rylan, Connor, Emily, Grace, Jacob; 3 great grandchildren Carlin, Camdin and Eleanor, sister-in-laws, Mary (Bob) Erickson of Minnetonka MN, Barbara Moe of Corsicana Tx, Margaret O’Hearn of Spring Park MN, Sandy O’Hearn of Cherokee IA and daughter-in-law Sam O’Hearn of Baxter MN. The family wishes to express their thanks to Aegis Callahan House for their kindness and care of Joy. Memorials may be made in Joy’s name to Holy Spirit Church, Fargo North Dakota Visitation: February 23, 2018 at 4-6 at Boulger Funeral Home Funeral Mass: February 24, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Fargo, visitation at 10:00am

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  1. Hello O’Hearns—

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. I hope your Mom is in a better place and with your Dad.

    I fondly remember your parents as kind and staunch supporters of Cathy, Mugs and all at Shanley athletic events.

  2. Your mom was always kind and caring. And I so enjoyed my visits with her! Especially our trip to the DQ!! 😃 my prayers and hugs are with you all at this time! Love, sherry Keogh

  3. We met Joy at our daughter Carrie and Chris O’Hearn’s wedding. She was a very kind and welcoming lady and we enjoyed visiting with her and her family. I remember how independent she was as she had driven to Mankato on her own and was proud of it. May all your special memories give you comfort as you celebrate and honor her legacy. 🙏

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