OBITUARY

Joyce A. Bailey

October 23, 1925April 27, 2018
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Joyce A.Bailey (Sylvester), 92, of Proctor passed away Friday, April 27, 2018 at New Perspectives Senior Living in Cloquet. She was born October 23, 1925 in Duluth to David and Rhoda (Eales)Sylvester.

Joyce had a heart of gold and was loved by all. Her family was everything to her. Her door was always open and she welcomed all into her home. She enjoyed her company, no matter the length of stay. Her laugh was contagious and she was the most generous and loving mother, grandmother and friend. Joyce's "mutties" as she called them, were the sparkle in her eyes. She lived for spending time with them and catered to each and every one of them. Joyce loved "bumming" with family and friends. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and sewing. She also enjoyed going to grandkids and great-grandkids school events and programs.

Joyce is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Floyd; daughter, Sharon Carroll; son-in-law, Tom Helquist; sister, Clyle; brother-in-law, Bud Schultz, and niece, Janet DeGolier.

She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Karon Helquist of Proctor, June (Paul) Sullivan of Eveleth, Kandice (Richard) Zinter of Moose Lake; 15 grandchildren: Julie, George, Terry, Raymond, Kerry, Kami, Kelli, Ryan, Jamie, Ben, Mike, Doreen, Richie, Jeanine and Chrissy; also many great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Dan Amell; a niece, Carol (Ron) Schultz; and her best friends, Betty Kuklis and Judy Ophus.

A heartfelt thank you to New Perspectives for the wonderful care she received while living there; especially to Amy, Diane and Tara. We are forever grateful for all of you. A Service of Remembrance will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, 2018 with gathering 1 hour prior at Bell Brothers Funeral Home, 601 N. 56th Ave. West, Duluth. Private inurnment at Oneota Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be left at www.BellBrothersFuneralHome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Karon Helquist, Daughter
  • June (Paul) Sullivan, Daughter
  • Kandice (Richard) Zinter, Daughter
  • Carol (Ron) Schultz, Niece
  • Dan Amell, Son-in-law
  • Joyce is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Floyd; daughter, Sharon Carroll; son-in-law, Tom Helquist; sister, Clyle; brother-in-law, Bud Schultz, and niece, Janet DeGolier.

    She will be greatly missed by her 15 grandchildren: Julie, George, Terry, Raymond, Kerry, Kami, Kelli, Ryan, Jamie, Ben, Mike, Doreen, Richie, Jeanine and Chrissy, as well as many great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren. Joyce's memory will also be cherished by her best friends, Betty Kuklis and Judy Ophus.

Services

  • Gathering of Family & Friends Wednesday, May 2, 2018
  • Service of Remembrance Wednesday, May 2, 2018
REMEMBERING

Joyce A. Bailey

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Tom Anderson

May 1, 2018

Joyce was a very special lady. I grew up just down the alley from her. Calling her Mrs. Bailey until I worked at sears and got to know her better. I met my wife at downtown sears and she worked with Joyce in her dept. sometimes. We both have fond memories of her and her smile. Our deepest condolences Tom and Nancy Anderson

Kami Parendo

April 27, 2018

You were the most caring and unselfish person I knew, Gram! Our countless laughs and memories will always be kept close to my heart. It was an honor to have you as my grandma and my bff (BFFS forever, I will never break our pact) Thanks for being such an influential person in our lives. Can't imagine our lives without you, love you forever!

Sam Parendo

April 27, 2018

Miss you already Grandma Joyce! I’ll remember all the memories at your house forever
- Sam Parendo, Great-Granddaughter

Ryan Sullivan

April 27, 2018

Good-bye sweet Gram. The only comfort I get is knowing that you are no longer suffering. You were an amazing grandmother to my sister, cousins, and me.

Until we meet again. I love you.

Ryan

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