Frances Kouba Givens

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Frances Givens, 89, Fargo, died Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Bethany Retirement Living. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. followed by a funeral service on Monday, June 24, at the Mavis Whiting Chapel, Bethany on University. Frances was born on September 18, 1929, to Frank and Josephine Kouba on her family’s farm near Lankin, North Dakota. She attended schools in the Grafton area and graduated from Grafton High School in 1947. She worked as a laboratory technician until her marriage to Eugene Givens on July 14, 1951. Frances and Eugene lived in various locations as he pursued his career in garment manufacturing. Frances is survived by her daughters Nancy (Thomas) Gourde and Jean (David) Glynn, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, six nieces, and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother (Joseph), sister (Marie), and husband.

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  1. I will forever how we waited for our visits from Aunt Fran, she always made us feel so special. Unfortunately, I will not be able to have a final visit with her. Rest in peace dear Auntie Fran. Love Kay

  2. Dear Nancy,
    I am an old friend you may not remember but I happened to see that your mother has passed. I want to offer my sincere sympathy, knowing the pain it is to lose one’s Mom.

  3. We have fond memories of Aunt Fran and a picture of her with her great-niece (and our daughter) Jeane – along with other pictures of the Kouba family – in a special place in our home. She will be missed. With love and sympathy, Beth and Derral Thorson

  4. My memories of Auntie Fran are treasures that I will hold with me always. She was one of a kind, to be sure, and we are better for having had her in our lives. Please accept my most sincere condolences, Nancy and DeeDee, and may eternal rest be granted to Fran.

  5. Family of Fran: l had privilege of caring for her at Bethany on 42nd. I will miss her spirit! She was a joy to care for!

    God bless,


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