Joy passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Eventide Lutheran Home in Moorhead, at the age of 83, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Joy Paulson was born on October 13, 1932, the daughter of Ole and Hazel (Braden) Paulson in Oslo, MN. She grew up in Oslo, attended school, graduating from Oslo High School. Joy was united in marriage to Floyd Overson on August 20, 1950. They made their home in Oslo for many years before moving to Grand Forks in 1977. Joy worked for many years in Civil Service at the Grand Forks Air Base. For many years Floyd and Joy loved spending time at their lake cabin. She was a longtime member of the Sweet Adeline’s and enjoyed singing throughout her life. She was well known for her cooking and baking and especially loved cake decorating. Their house was never without plenty of baked goods to share with family and neighbors. Joy was an animal lover and was never without a beloved dog in their home. She was also a member of the Legion Auxiliary. To be closer to family, Floyd and Joy moved to Moorhead in 2012 where they have lived since that time. Joy is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Floyd of Moorhead; her son, Reed (Kathie) Overson of Bismarck, ND; and daughter, Natalie Lind (Nola Bayes) of Moorhead, MN; her grandchildren – Farrah Joy (Todd) Marsh of Fargo, Josh (Holly) Overson and Scott (Nancy) Overson of Bismarck, ND; and several great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers – Allen and Vernon. FUNERAL SERVICE: 11 AM Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo VISITATION: one hour prior to the service on Saturday BURIAL: 3 PM Saturday at Riverside Cemetery in Oslo, MN with fellowship and refreshments following at Zion Lutheran Church

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  1. Floyd: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. To refresh your memory, I was a pallbearer at your wedding to Joy. Can’t believe that it was 65 years ago! So sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful lady and you have many good memories to comfort you. God bless your family.
    Alfred C. Johnson
    10540 East Apache Trail, #149
    Apache Junction, AZ
    (winter address)

  2. We would like to extend our sympathy to Joy’s son Reed and daughter-in-law, Kathie, and to the rest of her family, in her passing. We were sorry to hear about it. We want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you hold onto the GOOD MEMORIES of her! With our sympathy and friendship, Jan and Gary Gilchrist

  3. I will keep my special memories of Grandma Joy in my heart forever. I feel so blessed to have had a special couple I called Grandma Joy and Grandpa Floyd living right across the street from our family on Baron Blvd in Grand Forks, ND. These two will forever be near and dear to me.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear of Joy’s passing. She and my Mom Ina Jenzer sang in Sweet Adelines together for many years. They enjoyed it so much. I always had fun when I would go watch them and then go the afterglow. I enjoyed talking to Joy about it after my Mom passed away and always she had such a wonderful smile when you see her. She will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers to you all.

  5. Marion and I offer our deepest condolences to Floyd and the entire family. We were saddened to hear of her passing. I worked with Joy for many years and she was someone you could count on. We also enjoyed their hospitality on several occasions.
    Take all of the good memories and keep them close to your hearts.

  6. So sorry to hear of Joys passing. With sympathy and prayers , Jean Middleton—-a neighbor at Cherry Street Townhomes, Grand Forks.

  7. Overson Family,
    Sorry to hear of Joy’s passing. My condolences to all of you.
    My memories are of your home being very welcoming to my brother Bernie, one of the Four Aces, with Reed and the others.

  8. Floyd, Natalie,and Reed,
    We’re so sorry to learn of Joy’s passing; our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families~
    Charlie and Shelley Dahlstrom

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