April 11, 1909 ~ June 28, 2014
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.