January 1, 1932 ~ September 2, 2014
Elizabeth Jones Lemm, 82, of Hillsboro, ND passed away after a brief illness Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo surrounded by her loving family.
Liz was born in Fargo, ND on January 1, 1932 to Marvin and Rose Lane Jones. She graduated from Fargo Central High School, attended Jamestown College, and graduated from North Dakota Agricultural College (NDSU) with a degree in Home Economics. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.
Liz was united in marriage to Duane Lemm on July 1, 1952 in Fargo. After a brief time spent in California, they made their home on the family farm near Kelso where they raised their four children. They were married for 56 years before Duane’s death in 2009.
In addition to working on the farm, Liz was a devoted wife and mother and involved with numerous community organizations. She was a 4-H leader, a 62-year member of Homemakers, an election judge, Rainbow Mother Advisor, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She served on the Traill County Farm Bureau Board and was a member of the Jamestown College Board of Trustees for 19 years. Liz enjoyed her bridge club, outings with the local Red Hats, and annual dinners of the St. Andrews Society. She was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Hillsboro. Liz was a wonderful cook and loved to quilt and sew and do crossword puzzles. She also loved her summers at the lake, time spent with her granddaughters, attending high school events, music, and being involved with a variety of church activities.
Liz is survived by her four children, Randy (Julie), Hillsboro; Kathryn, Jamestown; Susan, Warroad, MN; and Sharon (Jim) Hardwick, Helena, MT; granddaughters Calli, Elli, and Anna Lemm and Elizabeth Hardwick; half-sister, Cyndi Wong, Shoreview, MN; and several nieces and nephews. Liz was preceded in death by her parents, husband, an infant son, Stuart Alan Lemm, and her brother Gordon Jones.