Joyce Ann Peterson, 84, of Highmore, SD and formerly of Wolford, ND, passed away July 31, 2012, at the Highmore Health in Highmore, SD.
A local memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 6, 2012 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Highmore with Pastor Brian Wasmoen officiating.
Joyce Ledbury, the daughter of Frank and Nettie (Funk) Ledbury, was born on October 25, 1927, in Sarles, ND. She grew up in the Sarles and Wolford, ND, areas and graduated from Wolford High School. Joyce was united in marriage to Raymond Peterson in June 1945. They made their home on a farm near Wolford where they raised their four sons. In the mid-1970s, they moved into Wolford.
Joyce was an active member of the Wolford Lutheran Church before moving into the nursing home. She enjoyed painting landscape pictures and also enjoyed fishing with her family.
Joyce is survived by her sons, James of Eagan, MN, Roger (Susan) of Fargo, ND, David (Melva) of Highmore, SD, and Jon (Cindy) of Carrington, ND; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; two brothers, Paul (Barbara) Ledbury of St. Cloud, MN, and David (Joan) Ledbury of Grand Forks, ND; and sister-in-law, June Ledbury of Minot, ND.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; her parents; brother, Gene Ledbury, and daughters-in-law, Linda (James) Peterson and Karen (David) Peterson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, 807 E. HWY 212, Gettysburg, SD 57442, Our Savior Lutheran Church, PO Box 496, Highmore, SD 57345 or Wolford Lutheran Church, PO Box 502, Wolford, ND 58385.
Luze Funeral Home of Highmore has been entrusted with Joyce’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net