Tracey Anderson

tracey anderson

Tracey L. Anderson, age 63, from Fargo, died on Thursday at 2:07 PM.  She was at home surrounded by her family and loved ones.     

Tracey was born in Hamilton Montana on April 14th 1951.  She was the only child of Bill and Marian Johnson. The family moved to Saskatchewan Alberta where she first started school. When she finished kindergarten she moved to Billings, MT.  Just before she turned ten the family moved to Jamestown North Dakota, where she would graduate high school. After high school Tracey attended North Dakota State University graduating with a degree in Sociology.  Upon graduating North Dakota State, Tracey took a job with the Lake Agassiz Regional Council while working on her Master’s Degree.   Tracey would work for the Council for the next 37 years, attaining the position of Assistant Director of the Council.       

Tracey was a true patron of the arts with a love of music and theater. She was an avid gardener and loved to cook for family and friends.  She enjoyed the outdoors and spent many summer days camping.  Her favorite time of year was the Christmas holiday season with the family gatherings and celebrating.

She is survived by her husband Robert and their two sons Kyle and Kip; her brothers- in- law, Roger Anderson (Sandy) and Roy Anderson both Fargo; sisters-in-law, Rebecca Anderson, Fargo and Robert Biewer, Seattle W.A.;  her nieces Keyna Erikson (Tyler), Fargo N.D,  Taryn Anderson Fargo N.D., Shelly Budnich(Bob), Seattle Washington, Shannon Patten(Kenney), Seattle Washington, Sheri Watkins(Shawn), Seattle Washington, and nephew Brant Anderson Fargo. She is also survived by cousins Leo and Kyle Litwin, Minneapolis MN., Lee and Ellen Berg, Palo Alto California, and Margaret Rhinehard,  France.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family would like to thank Hospice of the Red River Valley and the Roger Maris Cancer Center with special thanks to Dr. Snow for all her help.

“God Speed”   “Up the Rising Wind”’

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  1. Fergus Falls MN
    My husband and I met Tracey while he was attending ND
    SU. Even back then, Tracey stood out as an outstanding hostess and super kind person. I have such wonderful memories of Tracey during those times. My husband kept in touch with her but we just now learned of her passing. Our most since sympathies to you Bob, to your sons and all the family. Blessed be the memory of a specially talented, intelligent and free-spirited woman who made this world a better place.

  2. Denver COI am so saddened to hear about Tracey’s passing. She was so wonderful to work with over the past 22 years. She was always responsive and I could tell she wanted to help assist the counties that Lake Agassiz Reg. Council served. I really appreciated her hard work and was sad to hear about her struggle with cancer. You will be missed!!! My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this time. She was a really great lady.

  3. Eagan MN
    So incredibly sad and shocked to learn today of Tracey’s passing. I have so many wonderful memories from my youth.
    She was such as charismatic, funny, intelligent women who was so thoughtful. Her smile was contagious and she was always so positive, assuring, and had a fabulous sense of humor. My thoughts are with Bob (Butch as I’ve always known him) and the boys. She was such a sweet person,always made you feel like family. I felt like one of her family members. Truly a great loss…gone much too soon. So very sad to hear of her passing.

  4. Fargo Tracey really was one of a kind. She was the sweetest, most kind hearted person that I have ever met. She always treated my family like one of her own whenever we were invited over. She will be missed. Prayers to the family.

  5. Moorhead MN
    Thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of change in your lives. Tracey was a great woman to work with at Lake Agassiz. She was always willing to help and teach what was needed. Her influence of people will be felt through the generations, of both family and friends. May you feel Heavenly Father’s love and peace with you now and always.

  6. Fargo ND
    So sorry to see that Tracey passed away. My prayers are with Robert and the family. She was a great Lady and a pleasure to work with.

  7. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Tracey. Your family will be in my thoughts & prayers. I was privileged to know her through the Monda family. “Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones shines down to let us know they are with us”.
    Jami Nylander

  8. Fargo ND
    My thoughts and prayers are with Tracey’s family. When she worked with LARC, I had the pleasure if meeting her and working with her. She was a wonderful human being and a dedicated person to her work. She will be missed by many. Take care.

    Bonnie Johnson

  9. Maple Grove MN
    So sorry to hear about Tracey’s death after a battle with cancer. Tracey was a marvelous mentor and inspiration to me. I worked with her at Lake Agassiz from 1978-1981 but stayed in touch during the many years I worked for the City of Moorhead.

    My sympathies to Robert, the boys, extended family and all who have loved Tracey over the years. She was so effective, well informed and accomplished so much to enhance the economy and quality of life in the communities of southeast North Dakota
    ! Her kindness, positive attitude, and determination will be personal qualities I’ll try to emulate.

    God bless you as you grieve a very special woman.

  10. Bismarck North Dakota
    I will miss Tracey as a co-worker, peer and as a friend. She was a sincere person and cared about what she was doing for people and their lives. I am sorry she had to leave us so early, but wish her family the best as I send along my condolences.

    Good bye Tracey.

  11. Helena MTI am so sorry to hear of Tracey’s passing. I knew her for nearly 37 years, first in North Dakota
    in the economic development community and later as Economic Development Representative for EDA after 2005 while in Montana serving North Dakota
    . Tracey was one of those rare, very dedicated, highly effective people who loved her work. And it showed. The communities she served received a lasting benefit from Tracey each and every time she took up their cause. The world is a better place for having Tracey and everyone who has known her will miss her.

  12. Wahpeton ND
    There’s a hole in my heart today. I’ve known Tracey since 1979 when I joined the Community Development office in Wahpeton. We collaborated on numerous development projects. She was a master of regional and federal programs and a wonderful person and mentor. Never complained even when her health took a turn for the worse.

    I will remember the happier times, her long black hair, her contagious smile and petite yet giant presence when entering a room. She taught me so much and I will forever be grateful to have known her and call her friend! My prayers and thoughts go out to the family during this time of loss. She is “home” now. God’s peace be with you all.

  13. Fargo ND
    Tracey and I grew up in Jamestown and they lived next door to us. I later worked with her when she was at the Regional Council and I worked at the state. Tracey was always so kind and thoughtful. Thinking of the family in your loss.

  14. Valley City ND
    My thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends in your time of loss. I had the opportunity to work with Tracey in assisting rural communities to meet their needs in these changing times. Tracey was always willing to go the extra mile.

  15. Wahpeton ND
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I sit on the Richland County Job Development Authority Board of which Tracey Directed for many years. Guess I joined the board about 15 years ago so knew Tracey for many years. I was always amazed at how extremely talented and smart she was. A great woman. She will be sorely missed. She already is! I’m thankful for having had the pleasure of knowing and working with Tracey. Unfortunately I am unable to attend the services on Friday. I will be there in thoughts!

    God Bless,
    Merlin Beto

  16. Issaquah WATracey and I went to Jamestown High School together and would share silly stories at our class reunions. I’ll miss sharing the stories at the next reunion. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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