Joanne Claire Brown, 78, of Watford City, N.D., passed away on Monday, April 18, 2022, at Sanford Health Hospital in Bismarck, N.D. Joanne began her life at Trinity hospital, Minot, N.D. on Dec. 30, 1943. She attended grades one through eight at Division School and then attended and graduated from Parshall High School. During high school, she worked at the concession stand at the Parshall movie theater.
While attending high school, Joanne met Alfred Brown who worked as a custom combiner for Joanne’s uncle. Alfred and Joanne married on Feb. 24, 1962.
Joanne thrived at being a homemaker who supported her husband’s work and spiritual life to include his evangelistic ministry. Her heart for hospitality was relevant in how she welcomed folks into her home for Bible studies and fellowship in general. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Her love for various types of animals was exemplified by how she consistently enjoyed feeding wildlife, like deer, birds and squirrels. She also treasured every opportunity to go for rides through the Roosevelt National Parks and took joy in intently looking for animals and enjoying the beautiful scenery. She also loved Pomeranians. In fact, she successively raised several Pomeranians through the years, all named ‘Tyke.’
She also enjoyed baking, sewing, crafting, knitting, planting flowers, playing games and working puzzles. But her greatest passion was to have a personal relationship with Christ, raise her children to know Christ and to share Christ with others. Proverbs 20:7 “The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them” (NLT).
Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Watford City, N.D. is assisting the family. Condolences may be left on the funeral home website at www.fulkersons.com.
Joanne’s funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the Johnson Corners Church, 11012 Hwy. 23, Watford City, N.D. Pastor Adrian Timmons officiated. Joanne will be laid to rest next to her husband, Alfred, at Silent City Cemetery. Visitation was held on Monday, April 25, 2022, from 12 to 6 p.m. at Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home Chapel of Watford City, N.D. with a Family Service at 6 p.m.
The Funeral Service was live-streamed. You can view Joanne’s service directly on her obituary page on the website, www.fulkersons.com
In lieu of flowers, please donate in Joanne’s honor to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association at www.BillyGraham.org or Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte N.C.;,28201, phone 1-877-247-2426.