Sylvia Goughnour

sylvia goughnour
Sylvia R. Goughnour, 90 of West Fargo, died on February 4, 2018 at Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo. Sylvia was born March 18, 1927 in Hatton, North Dakota. She was the daughter of Henry O. and Ragna Astrianna (Andreassen) Thompson. Sylvia graduated from Hatton high school in 1945. She continued her education at Minneapolis Business College and graduated in 1947. Sylvia worked in the Minneapolis area until she married Victor E. Goughnour in 1949. They made their home in Fargo and were married fifty-four years. Sylvia was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great- grandmother. She was a wonderful mother who always showed others respect and dignity. Her faith kept her strong. Sylvia worked full time while raising her family but always had time to cook excellent meals, garden and help others in need. She loved to bake, sew and play board games with her boys. Music was her passion, she loved Lawrence Welk’s television show and would use that time to teach her boys how to dance. She either sang in the chorus or played the organ during church services at St. Mathews Church in Fargo. Her quick wit and smile were always appreciated. Sylvia worked for Addressograph-Multigraph in Fargo then owned and operated Sylvia’s Embossing Service in her home. Sylvia is survived by her sons: Daryl (Linda) Goughnour of Stillwater, MN, Larry (Sheila) Goughnour, Fargo, ND; grandchildren, Kari (Don) Satrom, Portland, ND; Don (Amy) Goughnour, Finley, ND; Elizabeth Goughnour, Savage, MN; Becky Goughnour, St. Louis Park, MN; Benjamin (Rachel) Goughnour, Marion, Iowa; Shari (Lee) Zimbelman, West Fargo, ND; Jackie (Darin) Milbrath, West Fargo, ND; Sally ( Marlin) Hildebrand, Winkler, Manitoba. Her great -grandchildren, Tate, Kaden and Victor Goughnour and Skyyla Johnson, Finley ND; Samuel, Sawyer, Raina and Rylee Satrom, Portland, ND; Hans Goughnour, Marion, Iowa, Garrett Hidebrand, Winkler, Manitoba, Avery Milbrath, West Fargo, ND. her sister Lillian Enger, Hatton, ND; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her husband, Victor Goughnour; her parents; five sisters Hazel Hoversland, Inga Gravdahl, Pauline Algren, Julia MacKrell, Doris Johnson and three brothers, Lockerd, Ralph and Elmer Thompson. And daughter-in-law Mary Goughnour. The family appreciates the fine care Mom received while living at Sheyenne Crossings for the past eleven years. Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M. Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.

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  1. Love and prayers to the family of Sylvia….especially sons Daryl and Larry, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sylvia was such a kind soul, such a wonderful lady, who always thought of the needs of others before her own. Beth, Becky and Ben….we know that you will remember those great times with her with fondness. We are sorry not to be there to support you Saturday, but you are in our thoughts!
    Les and Deb Dondoneau

  2. The loss of a cherished loved one is the most devastating experiences a family can face. At times, the loss may seem unbearable. Please know that there are family and friends who care and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that “God is near to those that are broken at heart. He is the God of all comfort. God will comfort you during this difficult time of grief. Our prayers are also with you and your family.

  3. We send our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one, Sylvia. She was a wonderful woman and will be sorely missed.

  4. We had not seen each other for several years. We roomed together in Hatton while in High School….so were good friends for many years…but time and miles got to be far apart. She was such a fine person and were such good friends in High School…knew her whole family. We live in East Grand Forks and have for 60 years…just now moved into a retirement home after turning 90 years and husband soon 94…so we have had a good long healthy life. Leave a message of love from me…wish I could come but not able to do that anymore. Mardell (Haroldson) Thompson, East Grand Forks….also graduated in 1945.

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