Joanne Claire Brown, 78, Watford City, ND

Joanne Claire Brown, 78, Watford City, ND passed away on Monday, April 18, 2022 at Sanford Health Hospital, Bismarck, ND. Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Watford City, ND is assisting the family. Condolences may be left on our funeral home website at

Joanne's funeral service was held 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at Johnson Corners Church, 11012 Hwy 23, Watford City, ND. Pastor Adrian Timmons was officiating. Joanne will be laid to rest next to her husband Alfred, at Silent City Cemetery. Visitation was held 12-6 p.m., Monday, April 25, 2022 at Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home Chapel, Watford City, ND with a family service at 6 pm.

The funeral service was live streamed, you can view Joanne's service directly on her obituary page on our website

Joanne began her life at Trinity Hospital, Minot, ND, on Dec. 30, 1943. She attended grades one-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).

In lieu of flowers, please donate in Joanne's honor to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association at or Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; 1 Billy Graham Parkway; Charlotte NC; 28201; 1-877-247-2426.


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