Joyce Marie Genereau August 30, 1936~February 11, 2014

Untitled-1Joyce Marie Genereau , 77 of Lowell passed away, Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Northwest Medical Center. She was born August 30, 1936 in Fargo, North Dakota to Joseph Devine and Hermoine Woodruff Devine. She was preceded in death by her parents; step father, Eugene Streeter; two sisters, Hazel Carpenter and Mavis Anderson; brother, Jimmy Streeter and a great grandchild, Garrett Genereau. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Richard Genereau; two daughters, Kim Roberts and Renete Napier; three sons, Rick Genereau, Gary Genereau and Keith Genereau; eight grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren and several other family members and friends.The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 AM Monday, February 17, 2014 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 11 AM. Private burial will be held at the Fayetteville National Cemetery.

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    Name » 12. Feb, 2014

    Sorry for your loss . The family is on our thoughts and prayers . Gene & Laurie Fuller

    Paul & Gail Genereau » 13. Feb, 2014

    We send our deepest and sincerest sympathy. Joyce was more than our sister-in-law, she was truly, our friend. Even on a gloomy day, her smile would fill the room with sunshine. I have tried to express in words how much I enjoyed my visits and conversations with Joyce. I just can’t seem to find the “right” words; so for now, I am sending our love and wish we could be there to hug each of you. I know each of you have many memories that you will cherish forever. We have many wonderful memories of Joyce, Paul and I look forward to sharing them with you when we can find the words. The next time we visit, we should play a game of Farkle in her honor. Of course, Joyce is now a Guardian Angel, and I know she will be helping me. I never knew what to count and she would “guide” my decisions. ;-) Joyce will be missed! You’all are in our thoughts and prayers, Gail & Paul in Appleton, Wisconsin

    Sandra Skelton (Easley) » 13. Feb, 2014

    So sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. I worked with Joyce at Bear Brand Hosiery. She was a lot of fun and a very good person.

    Charlie and Becky Wilson » 13. Feb, 2014

    We are very sorry for the loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

    Donnie & Connie Napier » 14. Feb, 2014

    Donnie and I are so sorry for the loss of your mama/ wife, she will be greatly missed. Joyce was an awesome person and I loved her very much she always made me feel very welcome in my younger years growing up and hanging out with Kim. We pray GOD will give you comfort and peace at this time. Love and Prayers, Donnie & Connie

    Gayle Redmon and family » 14. Feb, 2014

    We are so sorry for your loss. We know she will be missed by so many. May you draw strength from each other to get through this trying time. Let us know if there is anything we could help you with. Gayle and Jody Redmon

    Tammy Gideon » 16. Feb, 2014

    Dear Genereaus,
    We feel blessed to have had Joyce for a neighbor for close to 14 years. She always had a smile on her face everytime I would see her. What a wonderful family she raised. Our loss of her as a neighbor on earth is heaven’s gain.
    So sorry for the loss of 2 of your family members this week.
    Prayers for comfort.

    Lori and Jody Sampson » 16. Feb, 2014

    Our thoughts and Prayers are with you

    Dennis & Viola Cummins » 16. Feb, 2014


    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Through Bill we are fortunate to have know Joyce and Gary. We are looking forward to seeing you on our next trip back.

    Dennis & Viola

    Teresa and Jerry genz » 17. Feb, 2014

    We Will Always Remember The Time Spent When Jerry And I Were Dating And Y’all Lived On 170 And We Would Play Cards And such. All Our Love And Prayers To Each Of You. Teresa And Jerry Genz And family

    Norma Burns » 17. Feb, 2014

    So very sorry for your loss of both Family members . My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family at this time..

    Rosie Butcher » 17. Feb, 2014

    Genereaus, I am so sorry for the loss of your wife, mother, and grandmother… She was a dear friend of my mothers and that is how I came to know her. My thoughts and prayers go out to yuo during this difficult time. Rosie Butcher

    Patsy (McDaniel) Halfacre » 17. Feb, 2014

    Please accept my most heartfelt sympathy for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Gordon E. Cariveau family » 17. Feb, 2014

    Our deepest sympathy & prayers go out to you at this time

    Rodney and Duretta Genereau » 18. Feb, 2014

    We are so sorry for your loss. May it comfort you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. Joyce always made you feel welcome in her home. She was a kind person with a kind heart and loved her husband and family very much. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Rodney and Duretta in New Mexico

    Nancy Simmons Woodward » 18. Feb, 2014

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family in the days to come.

    Mara Solberg » 03. Sep, 2014

    I am sad and so sorry for your loss. I remember often hearing about Dick and Joyce while I grew up in North Dakota. I have a memory of one of their visits in which I was not wanting to go upstairs to bed by myself when all the family was together. Joyce went up with me and we laid on the bed talking – next thing I knew I was waking up in the morning. I must have been about 5. I remember her sweet and kind nature. 22 years later, I was visiting with my Aunt Hermoine while she was at another Aunt and Uncles house (Hannah and Bill). I felt so sad missing my grandma Woodruff, and again, I am sharing a bed, this time with Aunt Hermoine. She said the most comforting things about grandma and the hurt went away. Grandma, Hermoine, and now Joyce are gone, but they left wonderful legacy in me and all of you. Joyce probably never knew how special I felt she was, and I often thought about coming down for a visit but never did. You are all a wonderful family I have heard so much about. Love you all, and Kim and Renete, you are the ones I remember spending time with. Thank you for that too!