Joy Y. Carroll, 87, of De Smet

DE SMET — Joy Y. Carroll, 87, of De Smet, passed away Thursday, October 8 2020, at Brookings Hospital. 

A public walk-through visitation is scheduled 6 to 8 pm. Wednesday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

A private family funeral service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Masks are encouraged and 6-foot distancing is required during all services.

Joy Yvonne Peterson was born Jan. 7, 1933, to Albert Peterson and Verna (Gluenkin) Peterson.

She married Tom Ward July 26, 1955. 

She later married Robert ‘Bob’ Carroll May 28, 1982.

Survivors include her husband; children, Tom (Diane) Ward, Patti (Jay Slater) Ward, Dr. David (Annie) Ward; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, Vivian Johnsen, John Peterson, Larry Peterson, and Gary Peterson.

Joy was preceded in death by her parents; an infant sister; her first husband, Tom Ward; her daughter, Julie (Ward) Gutzmer; brother-in-law, Carl Johnsen; and sisters-in-law; Marlyce, Joyce and Gail.



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