Priscilla "Jane" Delvo

Priscilla Jane Delvo died on Saturday, February 22, 2020, under the care of hospice of Red River Valley and surrounded by family. Jane was born on November 11, 1934 to Charles and Olive Hewitt in Cogswell, North Dakota. She graduated from Fargo Central in 1952. In 1954, Jane was crowned Miss North Dakota and competed in the Miss Universe pageant. After graduating from high school, she started her work career at Northwestern Bell. During this time, she met her future husband Jack. She was a stay at home mom and enjoyed spending time in her children’s school activities. She was very fond of animals and raised and showed Scottish Terriers. After her children were in high school, she started her work in retail, working at Mandels, Herbst, and Mr. T’s. Jane was united in marriage to Jack Delvo on June 15, 1957 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo. She is survived by her husband, Jack, of 62 years, and three children, John (Teresa) of Laurel, MT, David of Fargo, and Elizabeth (James) Eken of Cedar Rapids, IA, five grandchildren, Brandon, Samantha, Adam, Joseph and Michael, and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings Marjorie Dady, Charles Hewitt, Theodore Hewitt, Harrison Hewitt, Coddington Hewitt, Stanton Hewitt, and Lucy Hewitt.

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  1. John,
    I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your lovely mother. I can see your image in her picture. My mother passed away 23 years ago and there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about her in some way. My condolences to you and your family.
    Don Dumais

  2. To the Delvo’s,

    I am so sorry to hear of Jane’s passing. I enjoyed visiting the Delvo house when I was growing up as Jane (and Jack) were such terrific hosts and shared their joy with all of us no matter our backgrounds. Jane will be missed.

    Thank you for such terrific memories.

  3. Jack and family….Lois and I were sadden to learn of the passing of Jane, so we want to extend our sympathy and hope that the memories continue on for years for a very classy lady whom we did not know was at one time Miss North Dakota. We continue to winter in Yuma, Arizona and spend the spring and summer months near the Twin Cities where our grand children are located. Shane has two boys and our daughter has a 15 year old girl and a 12 year old son. While in Yuma, I spend a fair amount of time with a classic 1926 Chrysler Four…and identical car that my step father inherited in 1985. Unfortunately he sold the car in early 2000 and I had been looking for the same make and model and found one in Bradford, Vermont in December of 2018.

  4. John, Terry and family:

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of John’s mother. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jon and Jill Adler

  5. Sending love and condolences to all the family for we know your loss is great. May God surround you with his comfort and peace during this difficult time.

  6. My Sympathy to you and your family. Remember them from the CCEC Christmas parties and your office was close to mine. also the meetings at the cemetery in Oakes. God hold you close and keep you safe. Juli Gronbeck Becker

  7. Thinking of Jack and the wonderful caregiver he has been for these many years to Jane..She was a lovely woman who went through too many rough years with her M.S. We lost our only daughter from the same horrible disease and know what they had to deal with..Take care of JACK now..With love and prayers. Patti (Jones) Pratt

  8. Jack and family,my sympathy to each of you at this time of Jane’s passing. I work at Macy’s and I always enjoyed helping and visiting with you and Jane over the years on your shopping outings on Saturday nights. Jane was always so easy to help in the store or if she called in to order something. There are some customers that you always look forward to seeing, Jack, you and Jane were one of them. With sincere sympathy. Karen S. (Home and men’s Dept at Macy’s)

  9. Liz and Family – so sorry to learn of your mom’s passing…. may her memories be a blessing. all best, Tania

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