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Eva Owens

December 18, 1911 - May 03, 2010


Friday, May 7 from 10-11 am at Plymouth Congregational Church, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

Friday, May 7 at 11:00 am at Plymouth Congregational Church, Fargo.


Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Eva Owens

December 18, 1911 - May 03, 2010


Eva Sherwood Owens, 98 of Fargo, died Monday, May 3, 2010 at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, MN.

Eva May Sherwood was born on December 18, 1911 in Fargo, ND to Harry L. and Margaret (Page) Sherwood.  She was baptized and joined Plymouth Congregational Church in 1923.  After graduating from Fargo High School she received her Bachelor’s Degree from NDSU in Home Economics.  She worked for two years at NDSU in the Publications Department.  She married Greydon Owens on April 6, 1935 at Plymouth Congregational Church.  In addition to being a homemaker, Eva worked at Gate City Building and Loan and also spent 14 years at Warner and Company Insurance retiring in 1973. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Leslie P. Sherwood and Harry L. Sherwood Jr., one sister, Doris Sherwood, and son in law, Dr. John Dawson. 

She is survived by her children, Margaret Dawson (Tom Staehle) of Wayzata, MN, Nancy (David) Doerr of Wenatchee, WA, Helen (Richard) Greenlee of Wolf Creek, MT; 9 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren.

 Memorials are preferred to Plymouth Congregational Church.


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  1. Julie Ottis says:

    Fargo ND
    We were surprised and saddened to learn of Eva’s passing. She brought such delight to conversations and was a terrific bridge player. My mother, Alpha Ottis, enjoyed playing with her every Saturday.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at your great loss.

    Julie Ottis and Neil Neddermeyer

  2. Barbara J Rothgeb says:

    Olympia WashingtonEva enjoyed life to the fullest, one of my favorite memories is of the Christmas card where she was standing before the Pacific Ocean with arms spread embracing the view.
    Her daughters. grandchildren and greats are a living reminders of a life well spent.

  3. Lynn Miller Doyle says:

    Castle Rock COMargaret, Nancy and Helen,
    The “best babysitters ever” and who I consider to be my “sisters.”
    Eva finally made the bridge game in heaven with Greydon, Ray and Jo! What wonderful memories John, Mike and I have of the years since 1952 when we became neighbors. We were definitely meant to be neighbors considering all the birthday dates that are shared by members of our two extended familes – Margaret and Mike, Helen and Ray, Nancy and my Katelyn, and John and your Uncle Les. That is pretty amazing. You are in our thoughts and prayers and we so wish we could be with you for the service and the burial.
    With Love,
    Lynn, Anthony and Katelyn

  4. Jeanette (Braseth) Granger says:

    Warroad MN
    Margaret, Nancy, Helen and families,

    Ann (Ford) Johnston called today to share the news that you Mother had passed away. We extend our sincere thoughts and prayers to each of you. Our Mother, Bunny Braseth, passed away last October at 98 also. Both Moms had such long and wonderful lives. We still find we want to pick up the phone and call her about something we’ve just heard or with a question we want to ask! We recall that one of you contacted Mom a few years ago when your Mom was leaving Fargo. We remember her saying that Eva was moving to be closer to one of you.
    As you celebrate her life and grieve her death, please know many people share in your loss.We know God’s love and peace sustains you.
    Bunny’s Girls
    Jeanette and Pete Granger
    Claudia and Dave McCulloch

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