July 5, 1989 ~ November 19, 2016
Molly Jean Bernstein passed away Saturday, November 19, 2016 at her home in Fargo, ND. She was 27 years old.
Molly was born in Fargo on July 5, 1989. She was baptized and confirmed at Canaan Moravian Church in Davenport, ND. She attended school in Kindred, ND.
Molly had so many talents. She was a gifted writer, having some of her poems in national competitions. She always had a notebook and pen in hand, jotting down thoughts and feelings in ways most of us could only try to express. She proudly gave the eulogies for her Grandma Ruth's and Grandpa Carl's funerals.
Molly loved to model. She made many friends through her modeling and was truly a natural. She was in her element while posing or walking the runway. She was featured on the cover of two international magazines as well as various other local media outlets.
Molly's greatest love was her family. She loved the holidays when everyone gathered together. She was the family historian, taking pictures at every family event. Her niece and nephew, Preston and Adi, made her so happy and she loved sharing time with them. She also enjoyed spending time with her cousin's daughter, Tilda.
Animals were a big part of her life. Tarantulas, hedgehogs, rabbits, cats, dogs and horses -- she loved them all.
Molly felt called to reach out to those who needed a helping hand or word of encouragement. She would look for the good in people and was generous and forgiving. She couldn’t stand to see people suffer.
Although outgoing and beautiful on the outside, Molly suffered from many years with mental illness. There were times when doctors told her she was “too complex” and they could not treat her. Outward appearances can hide the demons lurking within. As hard as she tried to fit into normal society, bi-polar would not let her go.
We pray that the peace that passes all understanding will finally give her the rest she truly needed.
Molly is survived by her parents, Val and Del Bernstein: her brother Wade (Dawn) and their children Preston and Adi of Billings: her grandmother, Marlys Grindberg of Davenport, ND: and her dearly loved aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her paternal Grandpa and Grandma, Ray and Ruth Bernstein and by her maternal Grandpa, Carl Grindberg.
A celebration of Molly’s life will be held at the Sanctuary Events Center (670 4th Ave N, Fargo ND 58102) on Monday, November 28. A gathering of friends and family will be held from 5-7 PM, followed by a celebration of life service starting at 7:00 PM. People are encouraged to wear casual bright clothing and come ready to share memories.