Sandra LaVake

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Sandra Gayle LaVake, 58 of Fargo, formerly Valley City and Rolla, ND, passed away on November 25, 2017 at her Fargo home. Sandra was born in Michigan on December 22nd, 1958 to Lillian and Louis LaVake. Very active in school, she enjoyed swimming and diving. She moved to Rolla to finish her high school and to be closer to family. Sandra attended Valley City State University and North Dakota State College of Science gaining her LPN degree and license. Sandra was a proud member of the Delphi sorority at VCSU. Sandra married Joseph Martin in Rolla, ND. She and Joseph had three children: Casey, Jesse, and Jamie. She never missed a chance to talk about her children and their accomplishments. Sandra dedicated her life to others and worked as a nurse for over thirty years at Mercy Hospital, Family Weightloss, and Sheyenne Care Center in Valley City and the Jamestown State Hospital. Her free time was devoted to her children or a good book. A Memorial Service and celebration of her life will be Thursday, November 30th at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo, ND at 2 PM. Sandy is preceded in death by her mother and father, and brother Kent LaVake. She is survived by her sister Lynn Williams, and her children Casey (Valley City), Jesse (Rochester, MN), and Jamie (Bozeman, MT).

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  1. Jamie, Jesse, and Casey –
    I am truly saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. I can not begin to imagine the heart ache that your heart endures. She was a proud mom of her boys – And she raised three wonderful young men. You have been in my prayers since I heard of her passing and I will continue to raise you up in prayer as you mourn her loss. I pray you are able to dig deep in your faith and look to Jesus as you endure this heart ache. I hope you share stories and find joy and laughter as you remember and talk about your mom. She is proud of you and loved you dearly. Hugs and Prayers!

  2. Casey, Jesse and Jamie,
    On behalf of the Fogarty family, I send our sympathies. Your family has impacted ours in so many ways. We are all thinking of you in your time of loss.

  3. To Sandy’s family:

    I am sorry to learn of her death. We graduated together at Rolla High School. I remember her as someone, who always had a smile and was liked by all. I’m sure that carried on into her adult life as well.
    My condolences to you all.

  4. Casey, Jesse, and Jamie, I was so sorry to hear of your Mom’s death. My family and I have many great memories of time spent with you and your Mom when you guys were growing up. You are in our hearts and our prayers.

  5. From all of us at mercy hospitals in valley city we are so sorry to hear of your loss, we enjoyed working with her always lots of fun and laughs and jokes. Fun filled days, will miss talking to her . Marlys Kunze.

  6. Dear Cassie, Jesse & Jamie,

    Out heartfelt condolences to you all. We are so sorry to read of your loss and are thinking and praying for each of you.

  7. Casey,Jesse,Jamie I am so sorry for your loss the one thing I will remember about your mom is how very proud she was of you three you were her shining stars may she rest in peace

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