Hargrave Funeral Home

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Joyce Baker

July 16, 1941September 6, 2020

Joyce Vonette Baker, 79, a native of Williston, North Dakota and a 50-year resident of Patterson went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 6, 2020. Born July 16,1941 in Williams County, North Dakota, Joyce grew up on the family farm until her teenage years when she moved " to town".

In years past, Joyce loved to entertain. Her Christmas parties were second to none. She also loved Mardi Gras season or a good card game. Most recently, "Aunty" as she was affectionately referred to by many, could be found in her favorite chair reading the latest releases by her favorite authors. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal church, having faithfully served as an usher and on the Ladies Alter Guild.

Joyce will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband of 51 years, William Baker of Patterson; her daughter Katherine Baker Ross and husband Chad of Berwick; five grandchildren Justin, Samantha, Chad Jr., Aaron and Arianna; and four great-grandchildren, Colin, Joshua, Ellie, and Haisley. She also leaves behind to cherish her memory, a sister Sylvia McCauley and husband Chuck of Williston, North Dakota; sister-in-law Carol Jensen of Williston North Dakota; sister-in-law Dena Holland of Amarillo, Texas and several nieces and nephews.

Waiting to welcome Joyce into Heaven were her parents, Wesley and Gudrun Jensen; brothers Gene and Richard; sister-in-law Carole Jensen; mother-in-law Helen Baker; an infant sibling; and many of her dearest friends.

The family would like to thank the 6th floor staff at Oschner St. Mary and the staff of Patterson Healthcare for their loving and compassionate care during her final weeks. A memorial service honoring and celebrating Joyce's life will be held at a later date.


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Joyce Baker

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Rhonda McCauley

September 16, 2020

This is another super great photo. Katherine, you and Aunty look amazing in this photo. We had so much fun celebrating my mom and dad's 50th wedding anniversary.

Rhonda McCauley

September 16, 2020

I am attaching one of my favorite photos of my mom and Aunty Joyce. I love this photo so much.

Aunty you will be forever missed. May your spirit fly high and may you feel at peace.

Love, Your favorite Niece.

Ruth Browning

September 7, 2020

Dear Aunty Joyce, you were a blessing to me while I was growing up. Thank you for filling me with your love. You are loved and will be missed. Love, Ruth Ann


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