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Beatrice Ness

April 11, 1909 - June 28, 2014

Funeral Service:

2:00 P.M. Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Mavis Whiting Chapel Bethany Retirement Living Center, Fargo.

Burial:

Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.

Arrangements:

Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Beatrice Ness

April 11, 1909 - June 28, 2014

Obituary

Beatrice A. Ness passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Bethany on University

Beatrice Arabella Grandbois was born on April 11, 1909 to J. Wilbrod and Josephine (Parent) Grandbois on the family farm south of Fargo, ND.  After her schooling, she worked for a time at the Herbst Department Store.  She married Bernie M. Ness, Sr. on July 26, 1937 at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Wild Rice, ND.  While Bernie served in the Navy they lived in California and Bea was employed in an airplane assembly factory.  They returned to south Fargo and Beatrice lived on Elmwood Avenue for almost 50 years.  Bernie died on October 6, 1972.  Beatrice moved to RiverView Place in 1997 and Bethany Retirement Living in December of 2008. 

She is survived by her children:  Barbara Ness, Eagan, MN, Bonnie Hall (Walter) Owego, NY, Bernie M. Ness, Jr. (Rhonda) Fargo, ND, Beverly Hendricks (Cecil) Grant, NE; grandchildren:  Pat Wolfe (Todd) Owego, NY, John Cleveland, Susquehanna, PA, Nikki (Paul) Berglund, Fargo, ND, Megan Ness, Fargo, ND,  Dani Arnold (Micah) Fargo, ND, Ryan Hendricks (Taren) Grant, NE, Shawnda Ducker (Nathan) , Grant, NE; great grandchildren:  Martha, Daniel, and Clayton Wolfe, Owego, NY, Jordon and Jacoby Arnold, Fargo, ND, and Kayne Berglund, Fargo, ND, and Carter, Avery and Reese Hendricks, Grant, NE; 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter Benetta Ness; grandchild Christopher Hendricks; siblings:  Albertine Tessier, Roland Grandbois, Genevieve Denis, Clifford Grandbois, Bernice Tessier, Robert Grandbois, and Paul Grandbois.

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4 responses to “Beatrice Ness”

  1. DUANE L. TESSIER says:

    MONTLAIR CA.A TRULY GRATIOUS LADY HAS PASSED TROUGH OUR LIVES,AND WE ALL BETTER FOR IT. WE SHALL ALL MISS HER.
    DUANE AND ROSEANN TESSIER

  2. Maxine Anderson Kallander says:

    Moorhead MN
    Our sympathy to the Family. Bea was a friend of my father, Melvin Anderson. God bless Bea’s memory.

  3. Jacqueline Carol Tessier Keller says:

    Colorado Springs COMy Aunt Bea was an inspiration to all her nieces and nephews. Just last September I had the opportunity to visit with her in Bethany Homes with my sister Diane. When we left I said, “That is the first time I ever had a real conversation with someone 104 years old”. She was sharp, engaged and I always enjoyed our time together.

    Greetings to Barbara, Bonnie, Beverly and Bernie.

    JCK from Colorado Springs, CO

  4. Dan Danielson says:

    Littleton ColoradoDear Bernie & Family,
    I was saddened to read about the passing of your Mom. She had a wonderful and long life and know she is with her Lord. I remember her well from our childhood days on Elmwood Avenue and how she always made me welcome. I will remember you and your family in prayer.
    God bless you all.
    Dan

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