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Joyce Elaine Rask Diamond
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Birth: Sep. 22, 1922
Clay County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Oct. 6, 2012
Rapid City
Pennington County
South Dakota, USA

RAPID CITY | On October 6, 2012, Joyce Diamond got her wings.
Joyce Elaine (Rask) Diamond was born September 22, 1922, in Clay County, SD, at the family farm, located five miles west of Vermillion, SD, to Hans and Tillie (Larson) Rask. She attended school in Meckling, SD, and graduated at the top of her class.
Joyce married Ben Diamond on December 21, 1941. They moved to Pierre in 1945, where Ben was director of the State Health Laboratory.
In 1977, they retired to Shelby, NC. After Ben's death, Joyce moved to Rapid City to be near her children and grandchildren.
Joyce had many talents: she was a daring cook, a wonderful baker, and grew beautiful flowers. Joyce also had an eye for decorating and excelled at many arts and crafts.
Joyce is survived by her children, Arlen Diamond (Darrelyn), Paula DeMersseman (Robert), and Candyce Diamond (Bruce Dickson), six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Bernice Schooley, brother, Norman Rask, husband, Ben, and grandsons, Tony Diamond and Michael DeMersseman.
Joyce will be buried in the family plot at the Meckling Cemetery during a private family gathering. 
Family links: 
  Hans A. Rask (1890 - 1954)
  Tillie B. Larson Rask (1897 - 1983)
  Ben Elkan Diamond (1911 - 1992)
Meckling Cemetery
Clay County
South Dakota, USA
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Originally Created by: Ellen Bishop
Record added: Oct 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98475015
Joyce Elaine <i>Rask</i> Diamond
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Joyce Elaine <i>Rask</i> Diamond
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