Marjorie Bourdon

marjorie bourdon
Marjorie left this world on October 14, 2016 after living a long and full life. She was born May 28, 1924 in Carrington, North Dakota to her parents Walter F. Caverly and Sarah L. Caverly. Maggie graduated from Carrington High School.  She won a state contest in writing which led to speaking at veteran’s memorial services.  After graduating from high school she left Carrington and moved to Washington D.C. where she worked at the Pentagon and the Washington D.C. finance office.  After hours, she toured with the U.S.O. helping entertain troops in and around Washington D.C. during WWII. Maggie returned to Carrington, where she became the Deputy Registrar of Deeds at the county courthouse. She later married the love of her life Francis (Frank) Bourdon on October 3, 1948.  They would eventually move to Fargo where they raised three children.  Some of her happiest memories were at Faith United Methodist Church in north Fargo, where she and her husband Frank, led the youth group and were active in the church choir. Maggie is survived by her three children Tim Bourdon (Kathy) of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; Mark Bourdon (Pam) of West Fargo, North Dakota; and Michelle McDonald (Hugh T.) of Little Rock, Arkansas; thirteen grand-children, Riley Bourdon, Nicholas (Cassie) Bourdon, Louie (Leslie) Bourdon, Lindsey (Bobby) Pfeiffenberger, Ashley (Hartley) Humphreys, Hugh R. McDonald, Meghan (Dillon) Hohertz and Samantha McDonald; four great grand-children Dominick Bourdon, Davis and Marly Bourdon and Jackson Pfeiffengerger; her sister Dorothy (Everett) Brust of Fargo North Dakota, and many beloved nieces and nephews. Maggie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Frank, brother Leonard (Woody) Caverly, sisters Patricia Schmidt, Marilyn Caverly and Kathleen Caverly. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Hospice of the Red River Valley or North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery, Mandan, ND.

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  1. Keith nelson I was her maintenenance man at her place of residence. She is already missed by me for her nice smile. God bless

  2. I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting Marjorie last May on her 92nd birthday when Mark & Pam took her out to celebrate at The Spitfire. What a precious lady with a beautiful smile! Mark and family, may all of your wonderful memories comfort you and give you peace in the difficult days ahead. Love, Heidi (Nelson) Williams & Family

  3. My heart is with you all. Maggie was one of those people that experienced and shared with so many of us her sheer joy of living. She loved you all and always had a fun story to tell or a warm memory of a time together. More than anything she loved to share her faith and in the sharing increased the faith and understanding of those around here. I feel that each time we were together i was better for the connection. Her quick smile, warm hug, and assurance that she was exactly where she was suppose to be at that moment gave me and others assurance.

    She will be missed but she lives in each of you and that is her legacy. Cameron Johnson used to say to me: “To LOVE someone is to know their song, and when they can no longer sing; to sing it for them.”
    Keep her song alive, friend – Keep singing.

    Much love, Nancy Jordheim

  4. My sympathy to Margie’s family. I started babsitting for Frank and Margie the summer of 1953 and through most of my high school years. They were both so special and nice. I remember them visiting with me not so much as just their babysitter but someone they were really interested in. I’ve thought of them so many times and sorry I didn’t keep in touch.

    Sandra (Willits) Loberg

  5. We thoughts are with the entire Bourdon family.

    We knew Marjorie and Frank through Michelle and her family. She was greatly loved and a bit part of Michelle’s life. She will definitely be missed.

  6. I am so sorry to hear of Margies passing. She and I were first cousins our mothers were sisters. We enjoyed many times together when we were young and everyone said I always looked like her. I cherish the memory of the last time we spent together with Mary Ann (Allmaras) Birkeland for lunch in Fargo, We had such lovely memories to share, May she rest in peace.

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