Joyce Naomi Moe was born to Arnold and Sophie (Helgeson) Moe in Christine, ND on July 17, 1927, and died peacefully on Thursday, October 19th, 2017, at the Valley Elder Care Center in Grand Forks at the age of 90.
Joyce graduated from high school at Halstad, MN in 1945, and attended the State School of Science at Wahpeton, ND. She worked in several offices in mostly Civil Service positions, in Fargo, ND; Helena, MT; Grand Forks, ND; Tucson, AZ; and Hillsboro, ND. During retirement she and her late husband Les enjoyed traveling in the southern states in their RV.
In 1947 she married the late David Sether at Fargo, ND. She raised four children, David A. Sether, Nielsville, MN-grandson, David (Melissa); Corinne L. Pearson (Richard), Waupaca, WI-grandson Michael; Julie K. Monson (Ken), Grand Forks, ND-granddaughter Lisa (Nathan) Sheppard; and Lorraine S. (Marc) Parriman, Helena, MT-grandsons Willie (Halie) and Lucas.
On June 30, 1969 she married the late Lester E. Severance in Fargo, ND. His daughter is Jean Severance Bullock (Don), Cody, WY-grandsons Steve and Bill.
Joyce is survived by seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Grandchildren: David John, Michael, Lisa, Willie, Lucas, Steve, Bill
Greatgrandchildren: Josh, James, David Jr., Jeremy, Damien, Danny, Emma, Roma, Kenny, Hazel, Dillon, Carly and Tristan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Robert Moe and her husbands. Condolences can be made at www.boulgerfunderalhome.com or c/o Julie Monson 1424 Cottonwood St Grand Forks ND 58201.
Funeral Service for Joyce Severance will be held 11:00 AM Friday, October 27, at the Hillsboro United Parish Church with visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Visitation will also be held on Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the church. Burial will be held in Riverside Cemetery in Hillsboro.