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Joyce Severance

July 17, 1927 - October 19, 2017

Prayer Service - Thursday

October 26, 2017
- 7:00 PM

United Parish, Hillsboro

Visitation - Thursday

October 26, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

United Parish, Hillsboro

Funeral Service - Friday

October 27, 2017
- 11:00 AM

United Parish Church, Hillsboro


Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro

Joyce Severance

July 17, 1927 - October 19, 2017


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.


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3 responses to “Joyce Severance”

  1. Lana Wages says:

    Dear Joyce’s family….My 4th grade class and I would like to express our sympathies to your family. Joyce was a pen pal in our “Forever Friends” program for the last year or two. She was always so excited to see the students and her pen pals….Taylor and Nikki. She would brighten the room with her smile! She was always willing to participate in whatever activities we had planned. We will always treasure our many memories with her! She will be greatly missed!….Lana Wages and 4th grade students from Kelly Elementary School.

  2. Lorraine says:

    I miss you and love you mother. You raised me well (I think so anyway!). Some of my favorite quotes you said were, “what will the neighbors think” and “if God had wanted you to have holes in your ears he would have put them there” (when I wanted to get my ears pierced). I know you can hear us down here because you could always hear everything!! We couldn’t ever get anything past you. Rest in Peace.

  3. Judy Moe says:

    Kathleen and I were planning to attend the service today, but weather conditions changed our plans. I always enjoyed the cousin luncheons (usually at Royal Fork in Fargo). Lots of coffee, stories, and laughter. Joyce, Lucille, and Kathleen were close together in age so had many stories to tell. Our get-togethers were a great way to stay connected and update on families, etc.

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