Lizell Thurlow

lizell thurlow
Lizell Thurlow, 92, died April 13, 2004 at The Evergreens, Fargo, ND. She was born to Harry and Louisa (Neiman) Bragg on September 19, 1911 on a farm east of Carrington, ND. She went to country school until the 6th grade and then because of her mother?s poor health, they moved to Fargo, ND. Her mother died in 1924 when Lizell was 13 leaving her with three younger siblings to care for. She then stayed in Fargo and did housework and babysitting with a family while finishing the 8th grade. She moved to Carrington and lived with the Hoffert family until she finished high school. Lizell worked as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell for 8 years. On January 1, 1938 she married her dear husband, Richard Thurlow in Carrington, ND. They moved to Fargo, ND the next day. Lizell and Dick were charter members of the former American Lutheran Church now known as Peace Lutheran Church and Lizell was active there in the ladies aid, altar guild, and various volunteer activities for over 60 years. She enjoyed traveling in their motor home, summers at Pelican Lake and wintering in Arizona. For health reasons, on March 1, 2002 they moved to The Evergreens, which became a comfortable home for them. She is survived by her husband Richard; children: Richard Patzer, Seattle, WA, Harry Thurlow, Fargo, ND, Romy (Norm) Behringer, Sun Lake, AZ, Joel (Phyllis) Thurlow, Fargo, ND; one brother, William (Luella) Bragg, Wahpeton, ND; Sisters-in-law: Marie Bragg, White Bear Lake, MN, Hazel Nystad, Griffeth, IN, Tillie Salsburg, Mandan, ND; brothers-in-law: Clinton (Grace) Thurlow and Clifford Thurlow, Carrington, ND, ten grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Thelma Eilers; and one brother, Leonard Bragg. Funeral will be at 2:00 pm on Friday, April 16, 2004 at Peace Lutheran Church, 1011 12th Avenue North, Fargo, ND. Burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery, Fargo, ND. Visitation will be from 6 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, April 15, 2004 at Boulger Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at Peace Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. Online guestbook at

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