Rayelene Elizabeth Francisco, 67, passed away June 21 in Fargo, ND surrounded by family. Rayelene was born August 26, 1953 to Raymond and Darleen Olson in Bemidji, MN. Rayelene grew up in Northome, MN where she graduated from Northome High School in 1971. She was united in marriage to Timothy Francisco on May 29, 1975. Their marriage was blessed with two children Terry “Jake” and Tori. Rayelene spent many years caring for elders in various care centers. She attended college in Duluth, MN where she received a degree in baking. She loved making food for her children and grandchildren. Any time there was a program at school she was there to support her grandchildren. Grandparents day at Cohasset School was a very busy event having a grandchild in almost every grade. She is preceded in death by her husband Timothy, parents Raymond and Darlene, and brother Darmond. She is survived by son Terry “Jake” (Jamie) and daughter Tori. Grandchildren Kristin (Tyler), Timothy, Matthew, Alexis, Cameron, Jake, Blade, Justin, and Jessalynn. Great Grandson Brooks. Services are pending

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  1. Rayelene’s Dad and my mother were cousins and we lived close by when growing up. We played together a lot and went to the same high school. She always found time to come over for coffee and chat. We haven’t stayed in close touch as older adults, but I have very fond memories of her. She will be missed by many. My sympathy to all the family.

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