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Ione Joy Dolan

October 19, 1926 — July 31, 2022

Ione "Joy" (Carter) Dolan, left us for Jesus' arms July 31, 2022, after living at Angel Wings Assisted Living, at Vernon Arizona for several years. Owens Livingston Mortuary in Showlow/White Mountains Crematory, is handling the cremation. Ione Joy Carter and Ivan Loy Carter were born October 19, 1926, on a farm, in Cottonwood County Minnesota. Paternal twins, to Harry Harrison Carter and Enid Mae (Knott). They were raised Methodist and attended school at District 55 in Dale Township and District 46 in Delton Township. Ione graduated from Jeffers High School in 1944, then went to Minneapolis for an office job. Ione married Donald Jerome Streich November 1st, 1945 at St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Springfield, Minnesota. Donald and Ione lived with his parents, Herman Otto Streich and Ida Marie (Engel), farming 160 acres in Brown County, northwest of Springfield, Minnesota. Ione worked hard, always doing her best. Grandma Ida loved Mom like a daughter, she always hurried to help and get more done. The first year, Ione worked so hard, she lost a little baby boy. Ida helped her and together they buried him by the big cottonwood down by the garden. Pastor Max Von Fischer gave her a book, "What Jesus Means To Me". Housework went so much quicker with more hands. Eileen was born June, 1947, at Tessien Hospital in Springfield, MN, (Jack and Rosanne later) Mom got an electric Maytag when Jack was born. Cloth diapers. Grandma was so surprised at the fast wringer! Mom ran her arm in it one day and I used both fists to hit the red release to stop it! Grandma Ida and Mom could grow roses like dinner plates, moss roses, pansies, zinnias and always hollyhocks. We had flowers and a wonderful big garden with strawberries everywhere we lived. Grandma Ida baked 6 loaves of bread every Friday. Grandma Ida and Mom loved to cook. We made angel food and sponge cakes and Seven minute frosting and butter by hand. Her sister, Louise, taught us to make frosting roses and lace for birthday cakes. Summers we gardened, canned and picked berries and vegetables. We butchered every fall during hunting season . Mom bought a new Sears chest freezer and Miracle Maid pressure canner in 1950 that still cans today. Grandma loved the electric refrigerator, after just an ice box. PC Alfred Dorow sold Dad a black registered Morgan stallion in 1953 named Springbrook Midnight, a gentle 5 gaited beauty! We met friends at Redwood Falls trailride and had potlucks. Dad was a natural trainer, even selling and showing horses out of state. The whole family listened to the radio at night. The Lone Ranger, Suspense, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Aunt Eleanor got TV and we all went over one Sunday to see Pat Boone sing "Cindy", Robin Hood and Hopalong Cassidy. My sister, Rosanne was born in July, 1956. Grandpa and Grandma moved to town. In December, 1959 we moved to a farm at Tyler MN. Mom got a kitchen mixer and we got TV! Rented Paul's Blue Inn for 6 months. Mom went back to Springfield in 1963 and we both waitressed at Buff's Steakhouse. After I graduated, we moved back to Tyler MN on Christmas 1965. I got married June, 1966. In July 1967 James Dean Streich was born at Tyler Hospital where Ione worked as a nurse's aide. In 1968, Ione moved to Tucson AZ where she blossomed. She always worked and went to church. She square danced and took Jimmy to Boy Scouts. Cecil died of a heart attack in 1974. A cowboy shared her love for dancing and horses. The Adrian Thompson Family won the Las Fiesta del Vacqueros Parade in Tucson AZ trophy for 3 or 4 years. She sewed 3 matching family outfits every year. She began working at the Ramada and won trophies under Chef Joe. Andy found her a Kitchen Aid mixer and she got (100) Wilton cake pans. She got pictures signed by stars for birthday cakes she made, and a diamond pin from the Ramada for 10 years. Jimmy was killed in a motorcycle accident November 29, 1983. They moved to Red Rock, AZ in 1985 and made many friends there. Adrian died November 1992(cancer). She began dancing again, meeting Thomas Dolan. They moved to Benson and attended the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. They loved traveling and got an RV. Many trips to MN and lakes in Arizona. Ione "Joy" began hiking after Tom went to Jesus May 31, 2006 (cancer). Her friend Karen would take her out on a quad in the trails around Benson. Some Sundays after church she would pack a picnic and Dave Florness would take her to hike mountains around Benson. In August of 2015, she sold the house on Whetstone and moved to Vernon in a camper on Dave's property. Dave has been a guide on trails hunting in the White Mountains and would take her driving to follow elk and deer every weekend. Nothing compares to beautiful and relaxing nature. Ione is survived by 3 children: daughter, Eileen Ann, Mrs Donald Henry Lupkes at Tucson AZ; son, Jack Jerome Streich, at White SD; daughter, Rosanne Marie, Mrs Daniel Lasnetski at Ivanhoe MN; 10 Grandchildren; 18 Great-grandchildren; 12 Great-great grandchildren; youngest brother Jack Silas Carter, and his wife Loretta at Westbrook MN; and her brother Ivan's wife, Claudette, at Jeffers; and many, many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her youngest son: James Dean Streich, 16, died in motorcycle accident 1983; parents, Enid and Harry Carter; sister, Louise Emma, (August Egdorf, Art Fredrichs); brothers, Rex Harry Carter, Dale Joseph Carter wife Audrey and Donald Sullivan Carter, wife Arlene; and her twin, Ivan Loy Carter; beloved In-laws, Herman and Ida Streich; husbands: Donald Jerome Streich (2021), Cecil Severson(1974), Adrian Norval Thompson (1992), and Thomas Joseph Dolan (2006). In the old days, the housewife’s work week was ordered by a strict schedule: FIRST EVERY DAY; Everyone went out to do chores; feed animals, milked 5 cows by hand, take in milk to separate the cream and make breakfast. Dishes were washed in heated water and dried by hand. Monday: Washday; heated cistern water in a 5 gallon copper boiler on a wood stove in the basement to do laundry in a hand washer with a rinse tub in the basement, carry and hang it on the clothesline outside. Tuesday: Ironing; (starching was a separate rinse and special half dry wooden rack in the basement and put in a plastic bag in the icebox. Wednesday: Mending; on the Singer treadle machine, sewing buttons back on. Thursday: Market; take the separated cream to the Creamery to sell for groceries. Friday: Baking; Saturday: Cleaning; scrub and wax floors, baths in the square tub by the oil burner after heating water in the copper boiler again, braid rags in hair, clothes laid out for church. Sunday: Church; 6 AM WCCO on the radio and into town by 9AM. Cleaning was done on Saturday because Sunday afternoon was visiting day. The routine was strictly adhered to by almost everyone.” Every month there was a birthday party on both sides of the relation with concertina, piano, guitar, and accordion music.
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