Tracy Ellen Perhus

tracy ellen perhus
Tracy was born June 13, 1963 and was called home to heaven on December 10, 2018. She attended Kindred High School and graduated from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN with a degree in Psychology. For most of her life, Tracy called Fargo home but lived for the past several years in Carrington, ND. She worked in a variety of roles during her life, including co-owning a business and retail, but enjoyed her time most in the healthcare and mortgage industries. Tracy never played it small and was aptly given the nickname, “Tiger”, by her dad. She was always a presence wherever she was and in all of her ventures. She enjoyed the outdoors, being active and had a soft spot for all animals. Those who knew her remember her for her passionate creativity, big smile and joyful laugh. She is preceded in death by her father Raymond and infant brother John, and survived by her mother Norma, and siblings Rochelle, Robyn (Steve), Ray (Jill), Joan (John) and Dawn (Michael) and her buddy Sadie. She loved being an aunt to Kyle, Mikey, Natalie, Josie, Charlie, Sydney, Grace and Ellis. Tracy also leaves behind beloved cousins and many friends.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Tracy was a precious lady with such a big heart. She loved deeply and truly desired to make others happy. I will miss her.

  2. I was saddened to hear about Tracy’s death. She was our neighbor for awhile and we really enjoyed getting to know her. When our paths crossed she would always ask about my children and wish us well. She was a lovely lady. Our condolences.

  3. I am so sorry to hear the sad news of Tracy passing. Tracy and I worked together for awhile in Carrington and she was always friendly and cared about people.

  4. Tracy and I worked together at the hospital and nursing home. She was always so friendly, bubbly and cared for people. Many loved having her around. I am sorry for your loss and our loss too. May God bless your memories so they bring comfort and peace.

  5. Tracy will be geatly missed. She was always so kind and caring of others and was always so fun to visit with. RIP Tracy!

  6. I am so very sorry for your loss. I met Tracy while working at the hospital in Carrington. She was always so friendly and kind. She had a wonderful laugh that automatically made a person smile. I would see Tracy here and there throughout the years and every time we ran into each other she was always so cheerful and sweet. She always remembered the names of my kids and always asked how they were doing. She had a good heart! Many prayers to the family during this difficult time.

  7. To the Perhus Family, we are so sorry to hear of Tracy’s passing, I worked with Tracy many years ago at The Title Company in Fargo, she was such a hard worker and so pleasant to work with, we had many good times also as a work family. Rest in peace Tracy. Thoughts and prayers, Christy and Rob Miller.

  8. I am so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. I remember Tracy with a beautiful and joyful smile. I hope there is comfort knowing she is at peace. Heaven is most certainly a little brighter today. Peace and sympathy to all members of the Perhus family.

  9. I’m so sorry to learn of Tracy’s passing. I remember Tracy when she was the receptionist at the Title Company and I was the UPS driver that delivered to her office. Tracy always had a big smile and always made my day when I saw her. My deepest condolences to the Perhus family and friends of Tracy’s. I’ll have you in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and God Bless. RIP Tracy.

  10. I am so saddened to hear of Tracy’s passing. My deepest condolences to the whole Perhus family!
    Ruth (Vangerud) Brass

  11. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of a life long friend. The brightness she always had and her fun spirit will always be remembered. Tracy, you were a person I was so fortunate to grow up with. You came up often in discussions about classmates and you will keep living on in our thoughts. God bless all of your family and loved ones. Rest In Peace Tracy. You will be deeply missed. Class of ‘81

  12. So very sorry for your loss. Tracy was my neighbor in Carrington. She always stopped to see how Fred & I were doing. We will miss her smiles & laughter. Rest in Peace Tracy.

  13. I’ve known Tracy since she moved to Carrington. We celebrated family 4th of July gatherings at our cabin & there was never a dull conversation. She also adored our kids. When our pathes crossed again these last few years we picked up right where we left off, full of smiles & laughs. Tracy & I went to a community Christmas program together last Christmas. I hold that memory close. My deepest sympathy to a sweet soul gone too soon.

  14. My heart is broken at this news. Tracy was always a beaming, radiant light to me. Her smile and laugh were infectious, and I often thought that she should be a standup comic. I wish I had had more time to spend with her. After high school, like so many other friends, we lost touch. My sincerest sympathies go out to the Perhus family. We will miss her purity of the spirit and heart on this planet. God bless you, Tracy Ellen. Find joy and happiness in your new heavenly home. Give our departed beloved ones a big hug for me up there, will you? Love you, doll!❤️🙏

  15. So sorry for your loss! I worked with Tracy for a short time. She was a hard worker and had such a bubbly personality! May she rest in peace.

  16. My prayers to Tracy’s family. I worked with Tracy at the nursing home in
    Carrington.. Tracy was a very loving and kind person. She always had a smile and a great sense of humor.. She will be missed by many.. RIP Tracy. Heaven gained another angel..

  17. So saddened to hear that someone who brought so much joy and happiness to others is with us no more. Her smile and laugh were contagious and she drew people to her. Our sympathies and prayers go out to her family. We will always remember her fondly.
    Larry and Barbara Schmidt

  18. Tracy was such a kind, beautiful soul, always greeting you with a smile and welcoming you in her conversations. She was willing to help where ever she could and did so often. This world lost a wonderful person and Heaven gained a beautiful angel. May you rest in peace Tracy . Deepest of sympathy to all of her loved ones.

  19. I worked with Tracy at the hospital. She always had such a sunny smile and friendly greeting. She will be missed much.

  20. Lucky People in Heaven – they all now get to hear her infectious laugh. I know she is now at peace and can cuddle babies and animals all day. To her family; I’m sorry for your loss – she spoke of you all with adoration and pride. Peace to her momma too – Tracy adored her and spoke of her inner strength. Bless the memory of sweet Tracy. Until we meet again sweet lady.

  21. I worked with Tracy at Carrington Health Center. She was always kind to all. She cared about people and always had a smile. I will always remember her smile and the fun jokes we played on each other as her office was next to mine. My deepest sympathy to her family. RIP Tracy.

  22. I had the opportunity to work with Tracy at the nursing home in Carrington. Such a kind and caring person. Her laughter alone would induce smiles for all that heard it. Tenants at the assisted care facility spoke highly of her, enjoying her bubbly personality and her efforts to make their lives better. Tracy was also a friend of our family, and would often be seen at my parents home. Tracy will be missed by her friends in this community. Sympathy and prayers to all family, friends, and loved ones. Heaven now has another angel. Rest in peace, Tracy.

  23. Tracy was such a kind and loving person. I’m so sorry for the loss of such a beautiful soul. Praying for my friend Tracy to Rest In Peace.

  24. Tracy was such a bubbly sweet lady. She lived down the street from me in Carrington and I also worked with her. She was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Always a smile and friendly greeting when I saw her. So sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Tracy.

  25. Tracy had so much vitality. She never saw me without calling my name and giving a big wave and smile. When she worked at the nursing home, the residents commented how nice she was. She not only cleaned for them, but also did little extras. I am deeply saddened to lose her.

  26. I was so sorry to hear of Tracy’s passing. I babysat for Tracy and her brother and sisters when I was in high school. So sorry to have lost touch. She was such a beautiful and bubbly girl. My sympathy for Norma and all. Prayers. Another Angel in heaven.

  27. Robyn and Rochelle, I am so sorry for your loss. I do not remember meeting Tracy but I am sure she was special like you two.My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Cheryl Hager

  28. Our sympathy to all of you in Tracy’s family and circle of friends. Tracy joined our church family, Trinity Lutheran in Carrington, while we lived there and Anne worked at the hospital with her too and enjoyed good conversations with Tracy. You couldn’t meet Tracy, at church or at work or in the community, without a bright comment. She was a very friendly person, and brought a lot of joy to people in her daily encounters with others. I know she had her struggles, like we all do, but we also know and remember the love of God who came in Jesus to forgive us and accept us into heaven. Tracy just transferred her smile to heaven, just in time for Christmas! Peace be with all her friends and family.

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