Barbara Ringuette

barbara ringuette

Barbara Ruth (Scott) Ringuette, 95, of Fargo, ND died peacefully on July 10, 2012 at Pioneer House, Fargo. 

Barbara was born to Harry and Bernice Scott on November 11, 1916 in Jamestown, ND.  She was married to Duane on July 3, 1939.  She and Duane raised their children in Fargo. Barbara worked in the business office at Dakota Hospital for 30 years.  Her last residence was at Pioneer House Assisted Living on South University Drive in Fargo, where she was cared for lovingly.

Her lifetime work was her family and she was a master at feeding dozens of people every holiday and reunion, and as a not-so-secret chocoholic, her chocolate cake and brownies with fudge frosting were legendary.

Barbara is survived by her children Barbara (Don) Miller, Gene (Janeen), Lavetta (Ryland) Syverson, Kenneth (Maggie), Dana (Renee), John, Thomas (Deborah) and Renee Bearden and her much loved sisters-in-law, Sr. Paula Ringuette and Ruth Scott. plus 18 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Her beloved husband Duane, and two sons, Leo and Scott, preceded her in death

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Presentation Center where Barbara was an associate, which is located at 1101 32nd Ave. S. Fargo, ND 58103

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  1. Fargo ND
    Barbara was a good member of our ladies’ circle, or church group for many years. We treasured her company and the many ways that she would help us in our work for our church. She was so giving of her time for any good work. She will be missed.

  2. Fargo ND
    So sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. She was one great lady. Sorry to say I did not know her during our SHS days Gene and Vetta but certainly enjoyed visiting with her at Elim when my Mom was a resident also.
    She lived a very full life and left all of you as her legacy. What a gift.
    My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  3. John,
    We are so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. You are in our thougths and prayers.
    Barbara & Paul Gentzkow

  4. Dent Minnesota
    Barbara will always be remembered in our family as the first one to welcome us to the neighborhood when we moved in across the street from them on 10th street. Our children had such fun playing at her house. Her warmth and steady manner was most encouraging.

    With love and kind thoughts from our family to all of you, we remain
    George and Annalee, Tom, Peter, Christi, Stephanie, and Jim.

  5. Grand Forks ND
    Vetta, Kenny and family,

    My prayers and thoughts are for you and your family. Your mom is in good hands.

    Kathy Lynch Ashe

  6. Osage MN
    Ken: I was so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. It seems no matter what their age or illness, it is hard to lose a parent. I will keep you and all the family in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. God bless you Kenny and long live the memory of your mom Barbara Ringuette.

    Your Shanley classmate:

    Dee Olson (Dee Dee Doyle)

  7. Fargo ND
    Ken, John, Tom, Gene, and everyone so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Thinking of you at this time. I hope you are able to celebrate her long and fruitful life.


  8. Plymouth MIVetta –
    Wow…over 95 yrs. I know the loss you must be feeling. And I expect (as we did at my Mom’s passing earlier this year) your wonderful family will celebrate her life and share again all the joys she brought to your own.


  9. Dear Ringuette Family,
    My deepest sympathies on the passing of your mom. As you are well aware she was one very special woman and will be greatly missed. Thinking of you all !

    Jim Weber

  10. Maple Grove MN
    Dear Gene and Janeen,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family as you celebrate the life of your extraordinary mother and grandmother. God’s blessings to all.

    Love, Ron and Judy

  11. Brainerd MN
    Bar was one great lady and I have many fond memories of get-togethers with her, S. Paula, and family. She lived a full life and genuinely interested in everyone. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Houston TexasWe have many fond memories of the visits that Aunt Barbara made to Texas. I will always remember her spirit and zest for life. She had such a wonderful personality and made everyone around her feel so special. Each time that she came to visit our famliy it was a special occasion. We will miss her greatly.

  13. Fargo ND
    I’m so sorry for your loss. When I saw your mother’s picture I could see the likeness of you. I remember you talking fondly of her and could always hear the love you had for her in your voice.

  14. pasadena TxIt made me sad to hear of Aunt Barbara’s passing .She was a special woman. I have fond memories of her visits to Texas.She was warm and caring and funny and had such a sweet smile. She gave great hugs and made you feel she was delighted to see you. She would be eager to hear about what was going on in your life…and she listened. Each time she would leave Texas I would always be sorry that she didn’t live closer. Mom certainly felt that way. She will be missed.

  15. Pasadena TexasWe are saddened to hear of Aunt Barbara’s death. She was such a loving and caring person with a keen sense of humor.We have many fond memories of the parties celebrating her fifieth wedding anniversary and her ninieth birthday. We always looked forward to her visits to Texas. She reminded us so much of our mother. She was truly the embodiment of the word “Mother”. She will certainly be missed.

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