Mary Jo ‘Sweetheart’ (Charboneau) Greywater, 81, of Fort Totten, ND, made her journey home on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Center, Devils Lake, ND, with her loving family at her side.
Mary Jo ‘Sweetheart’ (Charboneau) Greywater, 81, of Fort Totten, ND, made her journey home on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Center, Devils Lake, ND, with her loving family at her side. The Wake for Mary Jo will be held at the Fort Totten Wellness Center on Thursday, Jan. 18 beginning at 4 p.m. with a Rosary and Prayer Service at 7 p.m. The procession to Fort Totten will leave at 3 p.m. on Thursday from City Plaza. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Fort Totten with Father Charles Leute, OP celebrating the Mass. Burial will be in St. Jerome’s Cemetery, Crow Hill in the spring. Mary Josephine, daughter of Anthony Charboneau and Rose Ann (Baker) Snodgrass, was born on Aug. 15, 1936, in Fort Totten. She grew up in the Fort Totten area and attended school at St. Michael’s Catholic School. She was united in marriage to Andrew ‘Chuck’ Greywater in 1972 and later had their marriage blessed by the Catholic Church on June 7, 1977. Mary Jo worked at the Good Samaritan Center and Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake and Sioux Manufacturing and other various jobs. Mary Jo and her husband Chuck Greywater operated the café in Fort Totten for a while. Her passion was taking care of foster children. Later Chuck and Mary Jo adopted Kenny and Emery. Mary Jo had various hobbies including wood working, painting, crocheting, gardening but her passion was keeping a beautiful yard. She loved going to the park with her children and grandchildren. She also loved going to bingo and to the casino. Mary Jo loved spending time with her son, Emery, and also family and friends. She loved family gatherings. She loved to listen to older Country and Christian music. Mary Jo is survived by her loving family: sons, Raymond (Maxine) Buckles, Melvin (Theresa) Knutson, Kenny (Amanda) Greywater and Emery Greywater; daughters, Marilyn (Phil) Knutson, Marcella (Pete) Longie, Kim Knutson and Michelle (Gary) Reiger; brothers, Anthony, Pat (Mary Ellen), Greg, Richard (Pateene), and Roger Charboneau; sisters, Betty St. Clair, Lorna Charboneau, Bernie Charboneau, and Cindy (Tim) Hawk; brothers-in-law, Kenneth (Bev) Greywater and Bob Greywater; sister-in-law, Ranae (James) Lenior; twenty-six grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, special granddaughters, Shannon Buckles and Patty Longie and many many more extended family members. Mary Jo was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Andrew; son, Merlyn ‘Baby’ Knutson; grandson, Chad Buckles; great-granddaughters, Katrina Reardon and Shyra Buckles; great-grandsons, Allan T., Timothy Allan and Wayne Chaske Jr.; brothers, Robert (Sonny), Timmy, and Steve Charboneau; nephews, Marvin St. Claire and Lonnie Charboneau. Mary Jo will be greatly missed and never forgotten. We love you very much. Pall Bearers for Mary Jo will be Jay Buckles, Merlyn Knutson III, Shilo Knutson, Anthony ‘Tony’ Longie, Lonnie Charboneau, Roger Charboneau Jr., Anthony Charboneau Jr., Edward Charboneau, Earl Charboneau, and Dwayne Charboneau. Escorts are all of Mary Jo’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Honorary Bearers are Dr. Jacqueline Downs, Julie (Cavanaugh) Herald, Bob Charboneau and family, Cassandra Charboneau, Jeannie Charboneau and family, Emma Thumb, April St. Pierre and family, Paula Corbin, Catalina and Terry Herman, Nicole Eagle, Deb Hanson, Greywater family, Fred Longie Sr., Edith Peltier, Roger Yankton Sr., Delphine Cavanaugh, Robin Kleese, Karen Greyeyes, Leandra Thomas, Zitka Duta and family, Rob and Carol Greywater, Devils Lake Good Samaritan Staff and Residents, Myra Pearson, Jeanne Cavanaugh, Dwayne and Elaine Guy family, the late Marvin St. Clair’s children and family, Della and Maynard Bull, Vern and Velma Lambert family, Debbie Cavanaugh and family, Belinda Murphy, Carol Black and family, Tony and Vina McDonald and family and Jimmy Baker and family. We would like to thank the Staff and Residents at the Good Samaritan Center and all family and friends. If we forgot to name anyone, it was not intentional and please forgive us as it is a very difficult time.