Lucille Duval

lucille duval

Lucille M. Duval, 96, of Fargo, ND died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 at Riverview Place, Fargo.

Lucille Sauvageau was born Sept 9, 1915, on the family farm near Hickson, ND, of Helene DuBord and Oreus Sauvageau. She grew up in that area and attended St. Joseph's Academy, St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Wild Rice, ND. After finishing school she worked in the St. Benedict's area and then moved to Fargo, ND, where she began work at St. Ansgar's Hospital, Moorhead, MN. Lucille was married on Sept 27, 1938 to Avila Duval. They moved to Fargo, ND.

Lucille took care of foster children in the late 1950's. She went to work at St. John's Hospital, Fargo, and then worked as a seamstress. Lucille was very proud of being one of the first home health aides for the Fargo City Health department which began in 1966. She worked for them until 1975. She was very active in the parish of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo. She was a Eucharistic Minister for the church and for the home bound. She was an active member of the Legion of Mary at St. Anthony's.

She is survived by her children: Mary Ellen (Donald) Nilles, Casselton, ND; Judy (David) Gebeke, Albuquerque, NM; Andre (Candace) Duval, Fairplay, CO; Daniel (Shawn) Duval, Hutchinson, MN and Cheryl (Michael) Cegla, Moorhead, MN; her sisters Rose Anderson, Fargo, ND and Jean Rheault, West Fargo, ND, and 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Avila: a brother Aurele Sauvageau and a sister Beatrice Duval.

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  1. Ellendale ND
    To Andy and family, my sincere sympathy to all of you on the loss of your mother. She was always so kind to my mom (Jeanette Stromme). I think of my mom every day but know that she is resting in her eternal home just as your mother is.

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. We have so much gratitude for Lucille’s devotion toward our cousin, Sister Annella Zervas.
    Lucille’s legacy will live on in the many lives that she touched in her gentle and kind way.

  3. West Fargo ND
    I am sorry for the loss of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Your Mother was a pillar in the church and her family. May she rest in peace. God bless you, Jane DuBord-Hill

  4. fargo ndI will ALWAYS remember her 4 TRUE LOVE and caring 4 others as she did me. My dad-Andrew always spoke sp highly of her. When I got baptized as a Catholic we sat and prayed often 4 our families. I love you Lucille and I will miss u tons!!!!! xxxooo

  5. Judy,

    My sympathies on the passing of your mother. It sounds like she was blessed with a long and wonderful life.

    Rich Ludwig

  6. mesa, azmary ellen and family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. your mom was such a special lady…and i so enjoyed our little visits at riverview. she shall be missed.
    sharon wolf

  7. Fargo ND
    To Andy and family. So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother Lucille. I use to really enjoy her great hospitality when she would invite me over for supper when Andy and me were kids.

    God Bless

  8. Albuquerque NMMy prayers and thought go out to your family on the lost of your Mother.
    She was a very Special Lady.
    I really enjoyed it when she came to Albuq to visit Judy and she would call and arrange for us to go out for lunch and the yr she came to visit me at my home.

  9. My prayers and condolences to the entire family. I was touched to have Lucille attend my daughter’s piano recital at Riverview.

    from Darla Dockter (granddaughter of Jean Rheault/daughter of Kathleen Thompson)

  10. Portland ORMy condolences to the Duval family. She always treated me like one of her own grandkids when Dusty and I would see her.

  11. Moorhead MN
    What a beautiful soul. Now she is with Sister Annella that she loved and promoted for sainthood.
    I’m so glad that you were my campfire leader and dear, dear, friend.

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