Clarice Grandbois Eken

clarice grandbois eken

Clarice passed away on February 28, 2013 at her home in Fargo surrounded by her loving family.

Clarice Sauvageau was born on October 2, 1932, the daughter of Gideon and Cecelia (Trottier) Sauvageau near Hickson, ND. She grew up on the family farm and received her education. She later moved with her family to Fargo. Clarice was united in marriage to Maurice Grandbois on July 12, 1949 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo. They made their home in Fargo where they raised their family. Maurice passed away on March 16, 1985.

Clarice was married to Stanley Eken on September 26, 1998 at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church in Fargo. They made their home in Fargo. Stanley passed away on February 19, 2010.

Clarice loved spending time with her family.

Clarice is survived by her children, Marjean (Bill) Miller; Joleen (Jeff) Greenheck; Charlene (Michael) Anda; Lisa (Jerrod) McPherson all of Fargo; Dale (Cheryl) Grandbois of Moorhead, MN; and Duane (Cammy) Grandbois of Chaska, MN; and her 18 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Also surviving are her step children, Randy (Janelle) Eken of Grand Forks, ND; Robyn (Rick) Hanson of Mayville, ND; Brad (Carol) Eken of Portland, ND and Sandy (Tim) Knudson of Mayville; her step grandchildren and great grandchildren; and her siblings, Edward (Angela) Sauvageau; Clement Sauvageau; Catherine Grandbois; and David Sauvageau.

Clarice was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice; and her husband, Stanley; her sons, Donald and Dean; her great granddaughter, Shayna; her step son, Bryan Eken; and her siblings, Lillian Rheault; Leona Prosby; Marcella Markey; Maurice Sauvageau; Al Sauvageau; and Patrick Sauvageau.

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  1. Mesa azClarice was a one of a kind mom. She was special to many and she leaves millions of memories. I will miss her alot.
    My deepest condolences to all the family.
    Thanks for sharing her with me over the past many years.
    Love to all of you, Colleen

  2. hawley mnThoughts & Prayers for the entire family. Sorry for your loss. Clarice was very special to us Headlands. God Bless. I wish i could have attended the Celebration of her Life out of town in california

  3. prescott az. to the family of clarice grandbois eken
    our sincere condolences goes out to you, we are sure she will be greatly missed

  4. Santa Rosa CaliforniaMy heart goes out to all of you. I felt so sad when I heard that your Mom (my Auntie) had died. I felt an emptyness inside of me. At the same time I feel so blessed that I was able to spend a fun time with her and Stan at their home the last time I visited Fargo. Sure do wish I could be there with all of you for my Auntie Clarice’s funeral. Big Hug to all of you cousins. With Love, Gloria

  5. To the Grandbois children,
    Not sure if you remember me but we were neighbors for many years on 10th St. Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing will remember you and your family in my prayers.

  6. bemidji mnMy most sincere sympathy to all the family of Clarice. I have many great memories when my sister(Helen Sauvageau) & I would spend alot of time at the house on 10th ST.north Fargo. She will be missed.

  7. Villa Rica GaDear Cousins, My deepest sympathy to you at this time. The loss of a loved one is unmeasureable. I hope you find strength and love from each other in this difficult time. She was a beautiful woman with great wit and a well known laugh which came from the heart, and a big heart it was. I will miss her but her memory will forever be in my heart and yours. Always know that when I look at you I will see a bit of her in each one of you for you are your mother’s children.

  8. Horace ND
    My heart goes out to all the Grandbois. Sorry to hear about Clarice. Your parents were fun, I remember your dad very well.

  9. Fargo ND
    My deepest sympathy to all of the girls,Grand children, Great Grandchildren and extended family in the loss of a beautiful woman as Clarice was. I know she will be greatly missed. Hold on tight to all the memories you all have of her. RIP Clarice.

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