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Joyce M. Dubourt

January 3, 1934 — September 18, 2023

Grand Forks and formerly of Walhalla, ND


     Joyce M. (Rutherford) Dubourt, 89, of Grand Forks, ND and formerly of Walhalla, ND, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, September 18, 2023.

     Joyce was born January 3, 1934 and was the daughter of M.C. “Meff” and May (Soeby) Rutherford. She grew up in Walhalla, ND and attended school at Walhalla Public Schools. After graduating, she married Leon F. Dubourt, on June 26, 1952. Together they had seven children: Dawn, Babette, Douglas, Jocelyn, Renee, Wendy, and Jaime.

    Joyce worked outside the home as a bookkeeper at the Corps of Engineer Par Site, Walhalla Grain Elevator, Pembina County Soil Conservation District, and the Pembina County Historical Museum in Cavalier. She enjoyed music, was an avid reader, crossword puzzle solver, jigsaw puzzler, and looked forward to watching Jeopardy each day.

     She is survived by her children: Dawn Schurman, Grand Forks, ND, Babette (Brian) Jones, Eugene, OR, Jocelyn (Brad) Sherwood and Renee Barry both of Grand Forks, ND, Wendy (Jeffery) Herman, Bismarck, ND, Jaime (Joe) Deck, Grand Forks, ND, 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.

     Preceding her in death were her parents, son and best friend, Douglas Leon. Her kindness and generosity will be remembered by all who knew her and will be carried on through her family.

     All are welcome to attend an Open House Celebration of Her Life on Monday September 25, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Walhalla Lutheran Church in Walhalla, ND.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Walhalla Public Library or Hospice of the Red River Valley, 1701 38th St. S, Suite 101, Fargo, ND 58103

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