Shirley A Carbno, 76, Fargo, passed away Monday, April 11, 2011 at Maryhill Manor, Enderlin, ND surrounded by her family.

Shirley Ann Olson was born September 20, 1934 in Fargo, ND to Theodore and Phoebe (Toftehagen) Olson.  She graduated from Fargo Central High.  She was united in marriage to John Carbno on April 10, 1954.  They were lifelong residents of Fargo.  Shirley worked various jobs through the years her last job being a demo lady at Sam's Club.

She attended worship at the Salvation Army.  She was a member of the Red Hat Ladies.  She was very involved with Aglow and Bible studies.  Shirley and John were very special people they opened their home and hearts to 57 foster children awaiting adoption.

She is survived by her husband, John H., Fargo; sons, Steven, Fargo, Michael (Pam), Enderlin; daughter, Cathy Jo (Kevin) Carbno, Fargo; sister, Joyce Parsley, West Fargo; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Marvin.

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  1. I am sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom has been called to home and will live eternal life in peace. Even though it is so hard to say good-bye I have always found it comforting to remember how they were suffering in the end and that now they don’t need to suffer anymore. My heart and prayers reach out to all of you throughout this tough time.

  2. Calgary Alberta
    Dear John and Family:

    We are so sorry to hear that Shirley passed away. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. We shall always remember the good visits and many laughs we shared. We will miss her always. May God Bless. With Sincere Sympathy.

    Art and Susan

  3. moorhead mnSteve, So sorry for the loss of your mom. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all

  4. Oxbow North Dakota
    Dear Steve & Family

    We knew Shirley from Sam’s Club when we had The Oven Door Catering and enjoyed her cheerfulness and smile always. She was your biggest supporter Steve!

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family at this time of great loss.

    God Bless!

  5. Ingersoll ONTARIODear Uncle John and family. Clarence and I extend our sympathies to you all at this time of your loss. I have memories as each and everyone of you will treasure in the days to come. May the times that the LORD granted to you to have Aunt Shirley and your mom prove to be a comfort in the days to come. We will remember you all in our thoughts and prayers for the healing that will come . With God ,all things are possible to get through.
    Your niece Carol HUGS to you Uncle John and family.

  6. I am signing for the Carbno’s living in Calgary, Alberta Canada.

    Your smile will be missed. Your playful heart. Enjoyed your visit and Gods words you shared with us all.

    Sorry we are unable to travel at this time but your memories will remain with us alway and forever, until we meet on the other side.

    REST IN PEACE! You were loved by many

  7. North Kansas City MO Cousin Shirley has always been a joy with reflecting the unconditional love of Christ to all she meets. May the memories of her gentle presence along with the healing love of our Savior whom she loved, bring comfort to your hearts at this most difficult time.
    With love & prayers for each of you,

  8. Sorry for your loss. Shirley was always a very pleasant lady to work with. Shirley could crack a smile or a joke just when you needed one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    From all of us at Maryhill Manor

  9. fargo North Dakota
    (ND) – USDear Carbno family,
    Sincere thoughts of you!
    I worked with Shirley at Sams club_. Her cheerful smile and spirit will always be remembered. HER loving heart, sympathetic ear, and UNCONDITIONAL LOVE and sincerity, touched so very many.
    SHE had a good soul and was a wonderful woman. Thoughts of you in this time.
    Paul and Cynthia Pflipsen

  10. Fargo ND
    Steve and Family We had the honor of meeting Shirley in church and enjoyed our visits with her. She was truly a special woman.
    Our thoughts are with you! God Bless! -Chris & Sandra Svedberg

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