Jean Lee Ready

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Jean Lee Ready, 82, Fargo, ND passed away on October 22, 2020 at Sanford Health in Fargo due to complications of COVID-19. Jean Kay Frink was born on May 18, 1938 in Barnesville, MN, the only child to John and Florence (McLouth) Frink. She grew up in Minnesota lake country and graduated from Paynesville High School. She was united in marriage to Ordean Lee on October 6, 1956. The couple moved to LaMoure, ND, later settling in Fargo where they raised their children. Later in life, Jean married Ronald Ready in Winona, MN where they made their home. After his passing, she returned to Fargo where she spent the remainder of her years. Jean had a tremendous love of learning and reading, always with a book in her hand. She was a woman of faith, and a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Fargo. Jean was incredibly proud of her children and loved to brag about them. She is survived by her children, Jay (Teri) Lee, Barry (Richard) Lee, Danelle Williams, Aldean (Robbyn) Lee, and Blaine Lee; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ron; and son, Terry Lee. There will be a private service. It will be livestreamed at 2:00 PM on Monday, November 2, 2020 on Boulger Funeral Home’s website.

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  1. Poncho, Robbi and Family: We are so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. I remember talking to her at Cindys birthday party last January and she was sure fun! I’m sure the last few weeks have been unbearable…. so many emotions. Hold onto the wonderful, loving memories. I’m sure they are plentiful. Big hugs to you all. Lori Pugh-Erdle and Dennis Erdle

  2. Our deepest sympathies, the Pugh family. ( she always made me feel welcome although wondered why I was still coming around – haha) Cindy

  3. To Jean’s family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Jean’s passing and the loss of a very wonderful person. We fondly remember the times spent with her and you during your years in LaMoure. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. I want to send my condolence to Jean Ready’s family.
    I enjoyed getting to know Jean. Since I moved to heritage housing. She was a precious woman, in my book. She will be missed.

  5. I will always remember my Auntie Jean with so many fond memories. We lived in Valley City and I would come to Fargo and spend many a weekend with my cousins. Aunt Jean treated me (for better or worse) as if I was another one of her kids. I think of her smile and funny sarcasm, which her kids inherited. She flew to Arizona when our Mom passed (also Jean) and said so many lovely words at her celebration of life. I saw her last November and she was just the same, full of energy and funny comments. I am saddened by her unnecessary passing. Sending love and support and understanding to the Fargo Lee’s. Love you all so much.

  6. I prayed her pain would end but the outcome was unexpected
    I did not know her long but she was a friend
    Peace to the family

  7. I have such wonderful memories of Aunt Jean, she was always so good and attentive to me when I visited. She will be remembered with lots of love.

  8. To Jean’s family,
    My heartfelt sympathy to all of you.
    I appreciate being able to participate in this service as I was able to learn a bit more about your mom,
    clearly she was a special person.
    I wish you all peace as you move forward with your lives.

    David Gralian

  9. What a beautiful tribute to Aunt Jean. I laughed, I cried, I nodded, and I learned a few things. One thing is clear, and always has been: she loves her kids. I’m really glad I was able to be here today. I offer love and a prayer for peace to my beloved cousins.

  10. Aunt Jean was a special woman who always made me feel like I mattered. One of my favorite things that I remember, as a child, was the frosting she would make for graham crackers. I loved that so much, and I loved her. She clearly was an amazing mom because she certainly raised amazing children. Sending love to you all.

  11. i got to know Jean at St. John Church. She was a lively soul who loved: people, family, church, politics and conversation. She was just getting used to new health issues and she had such a positive attitude. Then COVID-19 arrived. I was so sorry to learn of her death,

  12. My heartfelt sympathy and love to all of my cousins. I remember meeting Aunt Jean again at Ponchos retirement, she and her husband were so wonderful. She will be missed. RIP Aunt Jean!

  13. So sorry to hear of the death of your mom. She was a great lady and fun to visit with.
    I had just talked to her a couple months ago and she was so happy in her new
    apartment. I will miss her.

  14. There was no one else quite like Jean. She embraced life. Her fierce love for her family was apparent in the words she spoke and the twinkle in her eye that accompanied her vivid tales of the adventures of her kids and grandchildren.

    I remember participating in a game night with Jean, Ron and all of you kids. it was an invitation into a sacred trust as we fiercely but lovingly battled in a card game. Now I know you kids are well into adulthood but “kids” is how your mom described you so forever more that’s how I will see you in my mind.

    I know she has the perfect spot to observe Joe’s victory but I know had she been alive today she would have called me to compare notes on this historic day.

    She loved life and I am proud to be counted among her friends. I am so sorry for your loss.

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