Edward “Ed” Charles Woodbury, died Saturday, July 11, 2009 at Bethany Homes of Fargo where he had resided for the past 5 years.
Ed was born in Napoleon, ND, on February 2, 1914. He was the third child born to Albert and Alma Fredriksson Woodbury. He attended school in Napoleon and farmed there until 1946 when he moved to the state of Washington. Ed was adventurous and tried commercial fishing before becoming a logger and operator of his own saw mill.
After a long-distance romance he married Margaret Bowen from Napoleon on March 1, 1954, returning with him to live in Washington. Their North Dakota roots called them back to Fargo in August 1955. Ed worked construction for Cook Sign and Twin City Construction before retiring in 1979.
Blessed with two children, Ed was a loving and devoted man who always put family first. During retirement, Ed and Margaret enjoyed being caregivers of their three grandchildren. Grandpa Ed will always be remembered for taking the kids on the homemade go-cart, going to McDonalds, fixing a wheel or handlebar, and sledding at the dike.
A member of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Ed was a hard worker and do-it-yourselfer always fixing or tinkering with something. He enjoyed a hobby garden full of zucchini and tomatoes. Ed was an avid Minnesota Twins fan.
Ed was preceded in death by Margaret, his loving wife of 51 years.
He is survived by one son, Chuck (Rosemarie) of West Fargo and their three children – Matt of Bismarck, Angie and Kate of West Fargo; one daughter Charlene “Charlie” (Peter) Hovde of Moorhead and their two dogs Bailey and Jax; sister-in-law, Sadie Thompson of Fargo; nieces, Darlene (Harlan) Taylor, Verna Steiner, Lyn (Mike)Murphy, and nephews: Terry (Brenda) Thompson, Tom (Evelyn) Thompson.
The Funeral Mass for Ed will be 2:00 pm Thursday, July 16th, 2009 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fargo, ND.
There will be a Prayer Service at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, July 15th at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND with visitation from 5-7pm. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery North, Fargo, ND.