Joye Fitting

Dec 28, 1926 - Nov 29, 2019


Houston, MN - Joye L. Fitting, 92, of Houston, MN passed away peacefully on Friday, November 29, 2019. With a bright smile and loving embrace, Joye was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her creativity and elegance inspired everyone she knew and loved. Joye was born on Dece...

Joye Fitting

December 28, 1926 - November 29, 2019

Jim Skree February 16, 2020

Dear Janelle, Melanie and families,

What can I say about Joye? Although I've known her all my life, beginning with the Carlson Reunions we used to have in the Community Kitchen in the early 1960s, I can't say that we were close friends, but she was always uniquely special to me. Over the years we have very nice chats every time we saw each other, sometimes with my Mom when I was younger, but often just the two of us.

I well remember one time years ago when I ran into her after a Homecoming Parade in downtown Houston. I don't remember exactly who we were talking about, but it had to have been an attractive mutual relative, since at one point she leaned in with a playful smile on her face and said, "All the Carlson's are good looking." It wasn’t hard to remember that comment, since we’re all reminded of it every time we look in the mirror!

Speaking of looks, Joye was an exceptional representative of her Scandinavian heritage, and I guess my Mom was too in a way, except for the fact that she was as dark as Joye was light. They shared a black-haired Swedish grandmother, but in my Mom's case her Norwegian grandmother had black hair and black eyes as well, so her color fate was pretty much predetermined.

They were both "as cute as a bug's ear" as Mom sometimes said, and I can’t imagine how either one of them could have been any nicer. I'm sure they were quite close when younger, being first cousins and members of the same small church, and as you may know their wedding showers were celebrated together. She must have been a wonderful wife and mother who left behind a wealth of precious memories for her family and friends. Joye was also exceptional in light of the fact that she never seemed to age — it really was quite remarkable!

The world was a better place for having Joye in it, and is now a little bit less without her.

Blessed be the Memory of Joye Fitting. All who knew her will miss her.
Your cousin, Jim Skree

Mona December 7, 2019

Condolences on the passing of Joye, have such thoughtful memories of Joye while growing up , actually the whole family. Thoughts are with all in her passing ~

Chuck Paulson December 6, 2019

So sorry to hear of your loss. May knowing others are sending loving thoughts comfort you in this time of sadness.

Mercedes Benson December 4, 2019

To the family my sympathy!

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