Bonnie Sauvageau

bonnie sauvageau

Bonnie L. Sauvageau, 63, Fargo passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011 in her home.

Bonnie was born May 9, 1948 to Theophile and Genevieve (Thibideau) Sauvageau in Fargo, North Dakota. Bonnie grew up and attended school in Fargo graduating from Shanley High School in 1966. After graduation, Bonnie went to work for Western Union in Minneapolis for over 15 years. After returning to Fargo, she worked for North Dakota Grain Inspection and finally Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.

Bonnie had several passions including reading, traveling, cross-stitching, and visits to the lake on West McDonald. She enjoyed animals of all kinds especially her cat "Leopold." One of her favorite pastimes was board games and cards with family.

 She is survived by her  mother Genevieve, Vergas MN, brothers, Rodney (Joyce), Dennison TX, Jon (Dottie), Culpepper VA, sister, Charlene (Jim) Scott, Dent MN, sister-in-law, Julie Sauvageau, Fargo ND, nieces and nephews, Tami, Brent, Jim Jr., Mark, Megan, Jason, Jackie, god-daughter Janel, Jennifer, and Michael, and several great-nieces and nephews, step-brothers, Jerry (Lori) Thibideau, Rotonda West FL, Forest (Beverly) Thibideau, Clearwater FL, Dennis Thibideau, Sacramento CA, and step sister-in-law, Joan Thibideau, Grand Prairie TX.

She was preceded in death by her father, Theophile (Curly), brother, Jeff, and step-dad, Forest.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

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  1. Moorhead MN
    I had the pleasure of working with Bonnie for over 20 years at ND
    Grain Inspection.We became good friends and i have so many wonderful memories of the times we spent together. We talked for hours about our familys,pets,and of course all those books she read and movies she saw.
    I extend my sincere sympathy to Bonnie’s familys. She was one in a million. She will be greatly missed but lovingly remembered by her friend—
    Barb Sellden

  2. Fargo N.D
    .Our deepest sympathy to all of you. We all go back along way, Bonnie and I were friends almost from day one living across the alley from each other and going to school together for 13 yrs. Didn’t see each other much but always got a birthday card from her every year and saw her at our church bazaars. Thank you Julie and your family for taking such good care of her while she was here. She will be truely missed. Love you Bonnie say hi to mom and dad for me.

  3. fargo ndI am so sad to hear of Bonnies passing. We worked together for about 15 years at North Dakota
    Grain Inspection. She was so much fun. She was beautiful inside and out and hand one of the most beautiful voices. I remember her always singing. She use to tell the best stories too. I had the pleasure of meeting her niece Jackie too. We both lived in the same building so every once in awhile I would get to see Bonnie when she came for a visit.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Enderlin ND
    I worked with Bonnie at North Dakota
    Grain Inspection Service and will always remember her big smile and infectious little giggle. What a wonderful soul Bonnie was… You have chosen the most perfect photo of Bonnie, that smile says it all. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends who will miss her so very much.

  5. My Sympathy to Bonnie’s Family and Friends. I had the priviledge of meeting Bonnie at ManerCare in December and she was so full of life, I can’t believe she’s passed on. She loved family, her cat, and reading. She was always optimistic and upbeat and made others feel better. May she rest in peace.

  6. Family,

    Hard to put in words what to say. I am sorry I could not make it to see everyone. My heart is with you all always,


  7. Sauvageau Family, (especially Jackie and Janel) I am so sorry to hear of “auntie” Bonnie passing. I know how much you both loved her. our paths crossed a few times, and she only spoke of both of you with much love and affection, and I know that went both ways. I also know she did have some health struggles, be comforted that she is whole now and no longer struggling. I’m sure your dad was there waiting for her with open arms, happy to have some company. Please know I thinking of you and your entire family with heart felt sympathy and wish all of the best.

  8. Fargo North Dakota
    To Bonnies Family,

    I was so sad to see of Bonnies passing. I worked with her for many years when she was at North Dakota
    Grain Inspection. I remember her love of cross-stitch, telling stories of her nieces & nephews, and her wonderful smile and laugh. She had such a kind and generous heart. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during such a difficult time.

  9. Osage MN
    Char, Jim and all of Bonnies family:
    I was so surprized and sad when I heard of Bonnies passing. She looked so well when I saw her in ManorCare when my Mom was there. We had a few visits throughout that time and of course, she still had that contagious laugh of hers which always got me in stitches. She was a loving person and will be missed. May God fold his arms around her to welcome her to a better life. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at such a difficult time.

  10. Fargo ND
    I have so many memories of Bonnie, all of them make me smile. I met Bonnie in grade school, we grew up in the same neighborhood.
    Bonnie entertained my sons with her stories of her travels, books she read and stories of her neices, and family. I will miss Bonnie, my life is better for having known her. Rest in Peace.

  11. Tucson AzOur condolences to the Sauvageau family for their loss a Daughter, Sister and Aunt. May Bonnie rest in peace and May God bless the family. I will miss her Christmas Cards.

    David V. Barfuss Family

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