Clement "Woody" Sauvageau Jr.


Clement “Woody” Sauvageau, Jr. joined his parents in their heavenly home November 5th, 2014 after a courageous battle with lung cancer.  He passed away peacefully at home with the Love, support, and prayers from all that knew him. 

Woody was born on May 29th, 1960 in Fargo, ND the first son of Clement and Helen Sauvageau.  He was baptized, received First Communion, and Confirmed at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo.  He attended school at St. Mary’s until the 5th grade having transferred to West Fargo public schools where he graduated in 1978.  During his high school years Woody made a name for himself through playing sports, motorcycle racing, and being “Woody.”  He excelled in youth baseball, high school wrestling, flat-track racing, and living life to the fullest.  It was often said he had the energy of two people and could make friends with a room of total strangers.  Following high school, Woody wanted to explore a little more so he packed his bags and moved to Mesa, Arizona when he was 21 years old.  It was here that he started a new life and remained for the next 28 years.  He worked at Subaru for over 20 years while continuing his love for motorcycle racing, bowling, biking, the Bison and of course, the Vikings.

In 1989, Woody married LeeVon Johnson in Fargo, ND.  They resided in Mesa and had one son, Ryan.  He had expressed how this was one of the happiest times in his life.  During his time in Arizona he also was blessed by having his cousins in the area.  Woody enjoyed his time with family and loved being around people.  If he couldn’t talk, laugh, and share it with others, he wasn’t in the right place.  Woody is especially proud of his son Ryan having prayed that he’s able to experience opportunities that were not afforded to him. 

Woody is survived by his son, Ryan; Ryan’s mother, LeeVon Sauvageau; brother, Michael Sauvageau of San Diego; brother, Troy Sauvageau of San Diego; girlfriend LeeAnn Bekkerus of Fargo; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

While those of us left to mourn his loss think his departure was much too soon, we are confident in his new journey to meet the Lord.  His parents are waiting and Helen is going to have a few things to say to him!

Woody celebrated his time here and would only have only wanted those that Loved him to commemorate his Life, passing, and new Journey.    

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    I would like to express my sympathy to the family and friends of Woody!
    Woody, Clem and Helen were great neighbors to me since I moved into the neighborhood. Clem and Woody would help me with the snow and anything I was doing outside. The neighborhood will not be the same without all of them. God Bless all of you and know they are now at peace.
    Sandy Duncan

  2. Mesa AzTo Woody’s family, I was saddened to hear of your loss. When your heart is empty, filling it with happy memories can help. Memories are the legacy of love. Take comfort in the love of friends and family. I know he will be missed by many.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Colleen Paseka
    Mesa, Az

  3. mesa arizonawoody was a fun loving guy. very good friend he will bemissed by many. prayers and hugs go out to his family

  4. Tampa FLWoody I will always remember riding school bus you were the big kid in the back seat and riding wheelies for a half mile on the gravel road. It was great to sit with you “Woody” your Dad “Clem” and Mike your Brother for one last time on the Deck in back of the house, enjoying the day no worries, talking about Reiles Acres. You will be missed. My thoughts, heart and prayers go out to you Mike, Troy and Family.

  5. Fargo N. DakotaI am so sad for your loss.
    I loved Clem’s dynamic personality. He was a lot of fun to work with.
    May he rest in peace.

  6. Longmont COI had a wonderful conversation with Woody a year ago September while back in Fargo visiting my family and attending the festivities in West Fargo and, he and I continued to communicate on Facebook up until October of this year.

    I am so sorry for the loss and, my heart goes out to his son, brothers and everyone else during this time of sadness!

    I will forever remember the communication Woody and I had and will never forget his humor.

    My heart is heavy.

  7. West Fargo ND
    My thoughts and prayers are with everyone. Woody always had a smile and a hug for all. He will be missed very much! Mike and Troy, may God surround you at this time and help you through this difficult journey. I love you so very much.

    My the good memories bring you peace.


  8. Fort Myers FLOur thoughts and prayers for all of you close to Woody. His time of pain and suffering is over and now can be with his heavenly family. May all your wonderful memories comfort you at this difficult time.

  9. Fargo North Dakota
    I am a co worker of Charlene Anda & I know she loved her cousin Clem so much & now he can rest in piece along with his Mother/Father. Thoughts/PRAYERS to all.
    You have my deepest sympathy.

  10. bemidji Minnesota
    When Woody’s work was in Bemidj, he would always stop in our store or at the house. Just to say how the heck are you guys doing UP here[referring to UP NORTH WOOD TICKS] we would always laugh about that. I will miss his sense of humor.He is now at peace.
    Love always
    Aunt Lucy

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