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Barbara Garvin

November 06, 1937 - February 03, 2011


5-7:00 P.M. Thursday, February 10 in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

10-11:00 A.M. Friday, February 11 in Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Moorhead MN.

Funeral Service:

11:00 A.M. Friday, February 11 in Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Moorhead MN.


Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Barbara Garvin

November 06, 1937 - February 03, 2011


Barbara J. Garvin, 73, Fargo, ND, died at Sanford Health on February 3, 2011.

Barbara was born to Francis and Evyline (Fyten) Garvin on November 6, 1937 in Bertha, MN.  She grew up on the family farm near Parkers Prairie and graduated from Moorhead High in 1957.  She attended St. John’s School of Nursing, Fargo and graduated from UND School of Nursing, Grand Forks, ND  in 1959.  She returned to Fargo and worked at St. John’s as an RN surgical nurse.  She retired in 1991.

Barbara loved gardening, yard work, needle point, and embroidering.

Barbara is survived by her sisters, Marlys (Harlow) Braun, Moorhead, MN,  and Marie Francis Leamy, Lodi, CA;  5 nephews,  and nieces,  11 great nephews and nieces and 2 great, great-nephews.


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  1. Claudia Axvig says:

    Moorhead MN
    I started working on 5A with Barb as an LPN and when I passed my boards she mentored me as a new RN. I learned so much from her and will always be thankful that I had the opportunity to work with her and the wonderful staff at St. Johns.

  2. Debbie Johnson Klein says:

    Mandan ND
    I had the privelge of working with Barb.for 4 yrs. She was an excellant nurse and very compassionate person. There was always a sense of security when she was on duty. Our thought and prayers go out to her family. Deb and Dale Klein

  3. Dorothy M Alemadi says:

    Fargo ND
    I got to know Barb when I worked at St.Jon’s Hospital. She was a great nurse and respected by all. She’ll be missed. My deepest sympathy to her family

  4. Beverly Kobbervig Aamold says:

    Bemidji MN
    Sorry to hear of the death of one of my St. Joesph’s nursing classmates. My sympathy to her family.

  5. Yvonne Steidl says:

    Oriska North Dakota
    I was fortunate enough to be Barb’s assistant head nurse for the 10 years that I worked at St. John’s Hospital. She was so professional respected by all who had contact with her, Drs., nurses, and all hospital staff. She managed a superb nursing unit. We had good times, always busy but such good nursing care under her direction. I learned so much from her, which I have been able to carry on in my nursing career. We communicated every year at Christmas time I always looked foreward to her card. My deepest sympathy to her family. She will be greatly missed.

  6. beverly mcAllister says:

    battle lake ,minnesota sorry to hear of the death of one of my nursing classmates.

  7. Cheryl Hartl says:

    West Fargo ND
    Everyone at St. John’s Hospital loved Barb. Everyone wanted to work with her on her 5A floor. She was an exceptional nurse and was a great leader and charge nurse. She was a quiet person who kept her personal life very private. We tried to get her to come to our St. John’s reunions and would have loved to have kept in touch, but it never happened. I am very saddened to hear of her death. Peace be with you Barb and know you were greatly loved by your former co-workers.Blessings to your family.

  8. Dale Swenson says:

    New Hope HennBarbara was a dear friend to many and a excellent Head Nurse for so many years at our beloved St. Johns. I remember Barbara well as i was Director of Human Resources at that time. Her sparkling white starched uniform and Nurses Cap was so typicial in those days. Indeed and Loving a Caring Nurse and friend to so many. Sincerely Dale Swenson

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