OBITUARY

Joyce Benedict

April 10, 1933February 4, 2013

Joyce Elaine Benedict “SOL”, 79, of Duluth passed away peacefully on Monday, February 4, 2013 at Chris Jensen Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Joyce was born in Duluth on April 10, 1933 to Esther and Donald Flewell. She graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1951. She was very proud of her accomplishments, working her way up to Booking Manager at the Duluth Arena Auditorium (now DECC) where she worked from October 1963 until January 1994. The Mezzanine was named after her when she retired after her many years of service.

Joyce was an active member of the Zonta International Club and she loved spending her weekends on the “pond” (Island Lake).

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Benedict; first husband, Raymond Parke; parents; brother, Donald; sisters, Jean and Julie; and granddaughter, Michelle Delaney.

Joyce is survived by her children, Rayne, Timothy, Kevin, Ross (Nyla), Lee (Sally), Neal (Melody); grandchildren, Nick Rafvino, Jenny (AJ) Wallan, Leah (Todd) Getts, Jessie Benedict, Steve Forstrom, Angie Forstrom, Nick Forstrom, Sarah Benedict, Brette (Kyle) Venier, Nick Benedict, Shane (Andrea) Beedy, Nissa Benedict, April Benedict, Lilia Parke, Linde Parke; 14 great grandchildren; and sister, June (Roger) Alvar.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Edgewood Vista and Chris Jensen for the exceptional care given to Joyce.

Visitation: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Funeral Service on Friday, February 8, at Bell Brothers Jarvi-Dowd Funeral Home, 925 E 4th Street, in Duluth. To leave a memory of Joyce or words of support, please visit www.bellbrothersjarvidowd.com

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 8, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 8, 2013
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March 17, 2013

Our deepest condolences to the Benedict family. Loved the photographs. Caron and Brad Shipley (friends of Nyla and Ross)

February 7, 2013

I first met Joyce when we were in 2nd grade at the old Homecroft School. When we were about 13, a group of us formed a sewing club, meeting about once a week. At some point we got tired of sewing, so we just called our group "club". We would gamble and gossip, playing Michigan Rummy for pennies. I sure miss her. She was a good friend all these years. Love Marlene Didrikson

Marlene Didrikson

February 7, 2013

I first met Joyce when we were in 2nd grade at the old Homecroft School. When we were about 13, a group of us formed a sewing club, meeting about once a week. At some point we got tired of sewing, so we just called our group "club". We would gamble and gossip, playing Michigan Rummy for pennies. I sure miss her. She was a good friend all these years. Love Marlene Didrikson

February 7, 2013

I HAVE KNOW JOYCE FOR OVER 60 YEARS. WE HAD A SEWING CLUB THAT WAS STARTED ABOUT THAT LONG AGO. I AM IN FLORIDA ON VACATON AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE SERVICE. Elaine Greenfield.

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