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Elizabeth Garnier

July 14, 1939 - October 13, 2012


5-7:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

1-2:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

Funeral Mass: 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo.


Holy Cross North Cemetery Columbarium, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Elizabeth Garnier

July 14, 1939 - October 13, 2012


Elizabeth A. (Betty) Garnier died peacefully at home Saturday, October 13, surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice after living courageously with Alzheimer’s.

Elizabeth A. Elter was born July 14, 1939 to Conrad and Catherine Elter in Bismarck, ND.   She was raised in Bismarck and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1957.  She was united in marriage to Harold Garnier on November 22, 1958 and had five beautiful children.  Harold and Betty moved to Fargo-Moorhead in 1970 where Betty was a full-time mother and homemaker who created a warm and loving home for her family. 

Betty’s greatest pleasure was being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, and loved to have a baby in her arms.  She was an active volunteer of Holy Spirit Parish and worked on numerous service committees.  She enjoyed being a member of her bridge and birthday clubs and had a passion for reading. 

Betty is survived by her husband of 54 years, Harold, daughters Lynda (Bill) Lee, Laura (Mark) Hoff, Renee (Brad) Hertel, Catherine (Mark) Lundberg and her son Charles (Elida) Garnier, thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her sisters Josephine (Ed) Deitz, Grafton, Theresa (Dick) Tokach, Mandan,  Rosemary (CJ) Schmidt, Bismarck, Rita (the late Eugene),  Schmidt, Bismarck, and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents Conrad and Catherine, her brother Herb Elter, and sister Helen Ehrmantraut.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Red River Valley or to the Alzheimer’s Associates.


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  1. scott and mary blotske says:

    wilton mnHarold and the rest of the garnier family we are so sorry to hear about betty,s passing. scott has alot of memories from his teenage years of his friendship with chuck, and spending time at your house. I met betty when scott and I were dating and always enjoyed a nice visit when we stopped by. It’s been a while since we had seen betty and harold but are thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time of your loss. may you fill your hearts with great memories and cherish them. god bless you, Love, scott and mary blotske

  2. judy braxmeyer hoffmann says:

    bismarck ndSo sorry to heaR About Betty. I will always remember her – especially the time she lived across the street. She was such a nice person.
    My daughters remember her & your family too.

  3. Renae Hoffmann Walker says:

    I remember the Garnier’s when we were growing up on 14th St. in Bismarck Linda, Laura and I were friends as kids. I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. I’ll let my sister Teri and mother Judy know as well. Take care.

  4. Janice Wetch Cieslak says:

    Bismarck ND
    My thoughts & prayers to you, Harold, and your family and the Elter family. I was a classmate of Betty’s at St. Mary’s. Sorry for your loss.

  5. Betty Anderson says:

    Huff North Dakota
    My deepest sympathy to you.

  6. Lee Calheim says:

    Bismarck ND
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family

    I have you in my prayers.

  7. Jim and Connie Rasmussen says:

    Renee and Brad,
    Sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Rita Schmidt says:

    Bismarck ND
    Harold, Betty, Gene, and I had such wonderful times together.
    It is very hard for me not to be with all of you in Fargo at this time.
    I love Betty and will miss her always.
    May she rest in peace with the Lord!

    Her sister, Rita

  9. mike doppler says:

    fairbanks alaskaMy thoughts and prayers go out fo Betty and her family at this time of loss and sorrow. I was glad to have been a classmate of Betty’s — she was a wonderful person. Mike Doppler
    Class of ’57

  10. Don Ehreth says:

    Ashburn VirginiaI am so sorry for the loss of your beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. I am proud to say that Betty was a dear friend and classmate throughout all of our 18 grades. She was always one of the sweet ones, kind and smiling, and extemely intelligent.

    I am sending prayers to your entire family in honor of the wonderful friendship that I had with this exceptional woman.

    Don Ehreth
    Ashburn, Virginia

  11. Joanne Schweitzer Smith says:

    Mesa ArizonaHarold,
    My heart goes out to you and your family.
    I lost Bernie to cancer last January, we also were married 54 years. It is not easy. I will remember you and your family in my prayers.
    Joanne Schweitzer Smith

  12. Judy Gallagher says:

    We will always remember Betty as a sweet, warm, wonderful lady. We will miss her.
    Harold, Linda, Laura, Renee, Cathy & Chuck You’re in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We Love you!
    Lyle & Judy

  13. Joe Loney says:

    West Fargo ND
    My deepest sympathy. Betty was always gracious and a true Lady.

  14. Mike Kennelly says:

    Dilworth MN
    Betty was always so pleasant at Rosewood. She even let us believe Harold really did grow a three pound tomato and a four foot amaryllis. I guess she was being pleasant to Harold Rather than us in this case. Harold did a wonderful job taking care of Betty.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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