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Rebecca Ellen Augustine, age 60, of Fargo, died August 26, 2021, surrounded by her family. Rebecca was born, October 29, 1960, in Minneapolis to Donald and Kathleen Larson Augustine. She attended Holy Angels Academy, Richfield, MN and St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN. She received her B.A. in Sociology from North Dakota State University and several degrees in seminary and was a lifelong learner across a wide variety of disciplines. Rebecca was the Chancellor of St. Joan of Arc Theological Institute for Gnostic and Metaphysical Studies and the Senior Pastor of the Church of St. Sophia. Her life’s work was that of Pastor, spiritual leader, officiant, author and editor, mother, and friend to all. Among her countless hobbies and interests, Rebecca greatly enjoyed gardening, spending time in nature, cooking and sharing food with friends and family. Rebecca is survived by her husband, Mike, children, Brynden Wallin (Lee) and Barrett Rider (Ashley Schmidt), Chris Augustine, Amber Sather, three beloved grandchildren, the father of Rebecca’s children Brent Rider, and many other dear family members, by blood and by the bonds of close friendship. She is preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept 16th at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17th at Unitarian Church, Fargo. To sign the online guestbook, go to "In lieu of flowers, we would welcome you to plant a tree in memory of Rebecca, either on your own or with family, or via donation to a charity such as One Tree Planted ("

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  1. My prayers and sympathies for you all. I feel truly blessed by my friendship with Becky, she has left a forever loving imprint on my life. An true Angel. Hugs!!

  2. Our sincere condolences to the family from Robert and I. Becky was a very dear friend and my sister spirit. I learned so much from her loving kindness and she was an amazing student of mine. Words can’t express the loss of this amazing woman. I send blessings, peace and prayers to the family.

  3. Becky spent her life lifting and celebrating others. Her kindness and charity of spirit is what I will remember most about her. She touched the hearts and lives of many and that impact will live on. May we all strive to be more like Becky in honor of what she gave us. My condolences to Becky’s family and friends, particularly her children, Brynden and Barrett. Her greatest love, joy, and pride has always been with you two.❤❤❤

  4. My dear Brynden and Barrett, it’s difficult to find words to tell you how sorry I am about the loss of your mother and my cousin. I feel like we were just beginning to know Rebecca. She was blossoming into the woman she wanted to be. As you go forward in your lives I hope we can keep you close to the family. I’m regret that Bob and I will not be able to attend the service on the 17th, but you will be in our heart.

    Sandy and Bob Thielen

  5. I was so saddened by the news of Rebecca’s passing. She was a very special lady! I cherish her book Love Without Cause and have given many as gifts. It is a wonderful legacy.

  6. Michael, Barrett, and Brynden, We are so sorry for the loss of your wife and mother. It is a big loss in our family. She was so kind and caring. Unfortunately, Allen and I will not be able to attend the funeral but please know that you all will be in our thoughts and prayers. Please keep in touch with all your cousins. Deepest sympathy Allen and Patti Judd🙏

  7. Rebecca was a very loving and caring person. When she would ask how are you doing she really wanted to know how you were doing. Always wanting to help others at the same time willing to learn from others. She was a dear friend and she will be missed by the many hearts she has touched. Rest in peace my Dear Friend.

  8. Rebecca has touched many lives . she has done so much that will never be known here on this planet. Fly high old friend.

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