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Joyce and Edwin Evenson

Posted 9/02/14 (Tue)

A memorial service for Edwin and Joyce Evenson will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at Everson-Coughlin Funeral Home in Williston, N.D. Interment in Riverview Cemetery will follow the service. Friends may call at Everson-Coughlin Funeral Home the hour before the service on Saturday. Oro Grande, Calif., resident of 28 years Edwin Harold Evenson, 76, died of cancer on Nov. 12, 2005, in Victorville, Calif. Born in Arnegard, N.D., Edwin lived in the Victor Valley for 28 out of the 45 years he spent in California. He served with the Marine Corps during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1953. He worked on the Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona in 1958. He attended National Trade School for heavy equipment operating and mechanics and was a machinist and farmer in California since 1960. Edwin is survived by his sons, Grant and Carmon Evenson, both of Oro Grande, Calif. Joycelaine Carol Evenson was born July 14, 1927, in Glenham, S.D., and died July 28, 2014 in Apple Valley, Calif., at the age of 87. Joycelaine was baptized and confirmed at the Norway Lutheran Church in Glenham, S.D, where she sang in the choir with her sister Muriel and cousin Audrey "Berneice" Ownes and were commonly known as "The Tronson Girls". She graduated from Mobridge High School in 1945 and went on to achieve a bachelor's degree in biology and speech with a minor in drama from St. Olaf College in 1949. Her younger years were spent riding horses with her cousin who rode "Curly." She loved spending time in the fields with her father, Edwin, a farmer. Her mother, Constance, was a teacher at a one-room school named Wayside School House. She then went on to teach high school, following her mother's path. She married Edwin Harold Evenson, Sept. 21, 1957, who also was raised on a farm. They eventually moved to a farm in the High Desert. She proudly rode her American Bashkir Curly horse "Peacock" in the Los Angles Rose Parade for eight years. Joycelaine is survived by her two sons; Grant and Carmon Evenson, of Oro Grande, Calif., and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by: her husband Edwin Harold Evenson, parents Edwin Oscar Tronson and Constance Antoinette Trondson, her brother, Arden Tronson, and two sisters, Arlene Liccardi and Muriel Bandy.