Joyce Marie (Arends) Martineau, 75, of Grand Forks, ND formerly of Walhalla, ND passed away on April 3rd, 2022 at Bethany Nursing Home in Fargo, ND. Joyce was born April 26th 1946 at Olga, ND to Charles and Annette (Beauchamp) Arends. She grew up in the Olga and Walhalla area, and attended school in Walhalla, ND. In 1964 she married Norman (Buddy) Martineau and they moved to California in 1965 and returned to Walhalla, ND in 1978. She lived in Walhalla, ND until she moved to Grand Forks in 1989. She worked at Walmart from 1989 till 2011 when she retired. She was a member of the St. Michaels Catholic Church in Grand Forks, ND. Joyce is proceed in death by her father Charles, mother Annette, her sister Dorothy Ann, her brother Daryl. Preceding her also is her brother in law Steven (Butch) Hotten. Joyce is survived by her children son Norman (Tina), Fargo, ND, son Brian, Grand Forks, ND, daughter Brandie (Villery), Grand Forks, ND. Her 7 grandchildren Matthew (Mackenna) Martineau, Brianna (Kevin) Iverson, Hunter (Jacki Olson) Martineau, Hayden (Katie Kemper) Martineau, Hyatt Martineau, Hannah Martineau, Ashlynn Martineau, and 6 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by 3 sisters, Corine (James) Doyle, Gloria Hotter, and Linda (Mike) Largent, 1 brother Eben Arends, and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Olga, ND.

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  1. Brandie, l am so sorry about your mom. She was loved and will be missed. Hugs and love. Melissa Bates

  2. Sorry for your Families loss. Thinking of you Brandie and Brian. May God bring you peace with the passing of your Mother.

  3. Joyce was a good friend of my moms and we got to spend a lot of time with her when we were little. She was always smiling and laughing. Prayers to her family.

  4. Oh Joyce… You meant so much to my family! A great friend with a heart of gold. To Norman, Brian, Brandie, Ashlynn and all of Joyce’s family, my heart breaks for your loss 💔 My deepest sympathies 😓 RIP Joyce 🙌

  5. My dearest mother .. we miss u so much an love u even more I’ll keep ur memory alive always ..miss u deeply every minute of every hour ..rest peacefully our beautiful angel .. love ur daughter Brandie an grand daughter ashlynn

  6. RIP Joyce, had so many good visits with you during the time you lived in Walhalla, you always had something baked to share with your company. You were one of the best cooks and bakers I knew. You were always whipping something up. My condolences to the family, I’ll never forget her laugh and kind heart!

  7. Great memories of Joyce when I was growing up in Walhalla.
    She was always so kind to everyone.
    She always had a nice smile for everyone and a great laugh!

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