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Mary June McLaughlin

June 02, 1932 - November 27, 2017

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Mary June (Twamley) McLaughlin, age 85, Fargo, ND; formerly of New Rockford, ND passed away on November 27, 2017 at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND.

Mary June McLaughlin (Twamley) was born June 2, 1932 at Allen, Nebraska, the daughter of Archie and Edna (Moe) Twamley. The family moved to Wolf Point, MT, in 1935. In 1936 the family returned to the Sheyenne, ND area and lived and worked the Warsing farm. The family cherished the fond memories of growing up on the farm. During Mary June’s teen years Mary June’s father was severely injured in a farm accident so the family rallied together and started the family café in Sheyenne, ND. Mary June attended school in Sheyenne, ND, and graduated from Sheyenne Public School in 1950. During her teen years, Mary June worked at their family owned cafe, Twamley Café, in Sheyenne, ND. On December 11, 1950 Mary June was united in marriage to Bernard E. McLaughlin. They settled in the New Rockford area where they raised their six children.

Mary June was employed in New Rockford Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford City Hospital and Eddy County Council of Aging. Mary June was a member of First Lutheran Church of New Rockford, ND, and currently a member of First Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND.

Mary June was a proud homemaker, actively involved in many community, church, school groups, and activities. She enjoyed following the sports and activities her children were involved in. Mary June was an avid Twins fan, reader, and keeping up with current events. She was devoted to her Bible study groups and enjoyed arts and crafts. Mary June especially enjoyed children. She was blessed with a gentle, engaging, empowering manor and connected with all people but had the special Mother’s bond with her own children, grandchildren and extended family. Staying involved, engaged and connected was very important—especially with family. Mary June was especially proud of the Round Robin Letter connection she had with her high school classmates. Mary June and six of her classmates started their Round Robin after graduation for High School and stayed connected for 67 years (Margie, Ellen, Marilyn, Faye, Shelly and Sylvia).

She is survived by four sons: James, Fargo, ND; Mitchell (Olga), Richland Hills, TX; Jay, Sioux Falls, SD; Jon (Wanda), Fargo, ND; two daughters: Patricia (Darrell) Warne, Perham, MN; Kathleen (Michael) Barry, Thief River Falls, MN; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews and friends.

Mary June was preceded in death by: her parents, husband Bernard E. McLaughlin, two sisters: Bonnie Mellum and Sharon Wallander; two brothers, Wayne Twamley and Robert Twamley, sister-in-aw, Lillian Twamley; and brother-in-law, Gordon Mellum.

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9 responses to “Mary June McLaughlin”

  1. Sara Dale says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. I have fond memories of summer vacations with Aunt June and the extended Twamley families that I will always cherish.

  2. Jane Thibert says:

    Kathy, know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. With sincere sympathy, Jane

  3. Tina Lopez says:

    Mick, Olga, Jenna and Eric
    My condolences to you and the McLaughlin family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Art says:

    My thoughts and prayers to Jim and his family….

  5. Charlie and Lydia Lugo says:

    Mick, so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear mother. You and your family are in our thoughts, hearts and prayers.

  6. Mavis Fingerson Hansen says:

    Sorry to hear of the lose. My Sincere Condolence.

  7. Kim Toll says:

    I check the Forum daily and was saddened to see the passing of MaryJune. I enjoyed doing her hair weekly and her spunky personality. My condolences to you Jim and family.

  8. Shane Twamley says:

    Whoever put this slide show together, THANK YOU! Beautifully done, brought back many more great memories of a wonderful woman!

  9. Sandy Johnson and Mona Koepplin says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Mary June was very special and will be missed by all that knew her. Mona send peace and blessings for Mary June. Such a great friend throughout the years.

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