Mavis H. Gjovig was born Oct. 20, 1940 to John and Ruth (Carlson) Imsland.
Mavis was a hard working woman, no job was ever to big. She worked at Divide County High School as a custodian until 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 needed. A trusted confidant to all the kids, her nieces, and nephews.
Mavis enjoyed entertaining and cooking for family holidays. Her homemade fudge and chocolate 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 refinishing 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 westerns.
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, Rapid City, SD, and her caregiver, Dan Dodson, Crosby, ND; grandchildren, Ariel, Andrew, Dylan, Logan, Harley, Brady, 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 Myers.
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