Mavis Gjovig

Oct. 20, 1940-Dec. 2, 2017

Mavis Gjovig, 77, of

Crosby, ND, passed away,

Saturday, December 2,

2017 at St. Luke’s Hospi-

tal. Her funeral service

will be a 11AM Tuesday,

December 5, 2017 at Zion

Lutheran Church in

McGregor, ND. Pastor

Mike Olson will be offici-

ating, and interment will

be at the Zion Cemetery

in McGregor, ND. Friends

may sign the on-line regis-

ter and give their con-

dolences at

Mavis H. Gjovig was

born Oct. 20, 1940 to John

and Ruth (Carlson) Ims-


Mavis was a hard work-

ing woman, no job was

ever to big. She worked at

Divide County High

School as a custodian un-

til her retirement. All the

staff appreciated her hard

work to keep the school

looking great all the time.

Mavis was the unofficial

councilor to the kids at

DCHS, she always had an

open ear to listen and a

shoulder to cry on if need-

ed. A trusted confidant to

all the kids, her nieces,

and nephews.

Mavis enjoyed enter-

taining and cooking for

family holidays. Her

homemade fudge and cho-

colate covered caramels

were the best ever!! She

always put others in front

of herself. For years she

would make homemade

soup and dinners and

bring them to Lyle and

Lana’s grandpa, Ronnie.

Mavis enjoyed refin-

ishing old furniture,

ceramics, and painting

scenes from Alaska, a

state she dearly loved and

called home for 10 plus

years. She was very active

in the social media scene.

Above all, she loved to

read anything from

romance novels to old


Her grandchildren were

the greatest joy to her. She

loved to teach them their

colors by using M&Ms

and building them tents

out of blankets and chairs.

She was extremely proud

of Ariel for graduating

with honors while in high

school as well as a

two-year college degree

also with honors.

This caring mom and

grandma is survived by:

her children, Tim Heuer,

Noonan, ND, Lyle

(Stephanie) Gjovig, York,

ND, Lana (Jay) Mason, Ra-

pid City, SD, and her

caregiver, Dan Dodson,

Crosby, ND; grandchil-

dren, Ariel, Andrew,

Dylan, Logan, Harley, Bra-

dy, and her great nephew,

Jonathan, whom she

called her grandson.

Mavis is preceded in

death by: her son, Leo,

parents, brothers, Bud

and Oscar Imsland,

nephew, Byron Imsland,

and great niece, Kelsie