Judith LuVerne Larson, age 86, Fargo, ND, died Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at her home surrounded by family.
Judith LuVerne Larson was born July 25, 1933, to Albert and Minnie (Peterson) Heglie in Walcott, ND. She attended elementary school and high school in Colfax, ND. Upon graduation from high school she worked at the North Dakota Wool Growers Association. She was united in marriage to LeMar Larson at South Pleasant Church, ND, on August 20, 1952.
When LeMar was honorably discharged from the military, she moved with him to the farm in Richland County near Walcott, ND, in 1952 until 1997. After retiring from farming, she and LeMar worked together for several years at Baker Nursery in Fargo where they were able to continue their love for tending to plants. Judy was a sought-after designer for her beautiful and unique arrangements of outdoor flower pots.
Judy was a member of Shephard of the Prairie Lutheran Church in Walcott and was actively involved in WELCA, choir, teaching Sunday School and quilting. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Judy loved playing the piano and taught piano in the Walcott area. She continued her love for singing by participating in the One Oak Singers for several years. Her hobbies included quilting, sewing and needlework. Her greatest passion was gardening and loved arranging outdoor pots in the spring, using her famous “thriller, filler and spiller” technique.
Judy is survived by her husband LeMar Larson; children: Debra Altman of McKinney, TX, Michael (Lori) Larson of Horace, ND, Patrice (Steven) Schumacher of Lakeville, MN, Darci (Bryan) Doneff of Minnetonka, MN; grandchildren: Lt. Col. Scott (Stacie) Tyley of Round Hill, VA, Meghan (Wesley) Davidson of Dallas, TX, Jessica (Brent) Torgerson of West Fargo, ND, Brett Larson of Walcott, ND, Lyndsay (Scott) Lynch of Newport Coast, CA, Bridget Schumacher of Irvine, CA, Alec (Erin) Schumacher of St. Paul, MN, Brittney Doneff of St. Louis Park, MN, Jacqueline Doneff of St. Paul, MN; great grandchildren: Levi, Layla, Leighton and Lane Tyley, Brody and Braxton Torgerson, Carson and Cora Lynch, Annabelle and Ruthie Schumacher; sister-in-law: Elaine (Harlan) Boyer, Fargo, ND and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mother and Father-in-law, Levi & Gladys Larson; and siblings Esther, Arthur, Marvin, Mildred and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Walcott Cemetery Fund, Roger Maris Cancer Center, and/or your charity of choice. The family would like to thank Judy’s caregivers at Edgewood Vista and CHI Hospice of Fargo.
A private service will be held at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center. Judy’s service may be viewed on Boulger Funeral Home’s website on Tuesday, March 31 at 10:00 A.M. To sign the online guestbook, please go to www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.