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Judy Larson

July 25, 1933 - March 25, 2020

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.

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Judy Larson

July 25, 1933 - March 25, 2020

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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.

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34 responses to “Judy L. Larson”

  1. Diane Lee says:

    I remember Judy very well. I miss you and only wish I could have seen you more when you were at One Oak. We will meet again!

  2. Jimmy Boyer says:

    Thank you for all the great meals, and i’m pretty sure the recipe cards have just now gotten back to where they came from. I mourn the loss of your goodness, kindness and love for your family.

  3. Laura Boyer says:

    I will remember Judy’s warm, loving smile and her brilliant sense of style! The last time we saw her was at the most magnificent and touching celebration of Lem’s 90th birthday. Laughing and amazing food were in abundance! Her legacy of love lives on in her family!

  4. W A Hanson says:

    Steve just called and told me of Judy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times. You are such a strong family that I know you will give LeMar the love and support he will need. Judy was a wonderful lady and will be missed by many. God’s speed LeMar, Patti, Mike, Debbie and Darcy.

  5. Lyndsay Lynch (grand-daughter) says:

    She was one of my best friends and biggest cheerleader in life. I will miss our weekly talks, her lovely hand-written letters and awesome hugs! You and Grandpa had a life and marriage that was inspirational in every way. Love you so much, Grandma Judy, and hope you have already begun your next beautiful garden up there in Heaven! 🤍🌿✨

  6. Marian Popp says:

    Debbie, So very sorry for your loss of your mom. Marian Popp

  7. Nancy juvers says:

    So sorry for your loss Deb. I remember meeting your sisters here in Tx. What a lovely family!

  8. Joan Nicolai says:

    I was blessed to work with Judy & LeMar at Baker Nursery for many years. Judy & LeMar enjoyed working with plants, and the social aspect of Baker Nursery. I remember her for all her delicious desserts she brought from home to share with the crew, her interest in people, and love for her family. She was a great friend to me.

  9. Ronda (Rustad) Alvarez says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Cherish your memories and she will always be in your heart.
    Love and prayers for your whole family.
    Ronda

  10. Kim Ludwig says:

    Dear Deb: Sorry to hear about your sweet Mom’s passing. It is so difficult to be miles away during these hard moments in life’s journey. Hold on to all the memories and share time with your extended family! You are such a dear friend!

  11. Brenda Heglie Green says:

    Such precious Heglie family memories.
    I hope those happy times bring you some comfort now.
    Brenda Heglie Green

  12. Pam Vincent says:

    What an amazing legacy Judy and Lemar created with their large and close knit family. Truly all are remarkably strong, kind and incredibly hard workers. Sending Lemar and the entire family our heartfelt condolences for your loss. May you find peace in knowing she is at home and no longer in pain (and evidently sprucing up the garden in Heaven)! With love,

  13. Becki Harrington says:

    LeMar, I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked at Baker Nursery with both Judy and LeMar. Working with Judy was always fun because she smiled and laughed and didn’t miss a beat when we were planting. She was 20 years older than me and I realized that if she could keep up that well with everyone younger then I could do the same when I was 20 years older. She was an inspiration and a delight to know. I’m sorry I can’t be there to give LeMar a much deserved hug at the funeral but know I’m thinking of you. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. God bless~~~

  14. Scott and Stacie Tyley says:

    I will cherish so many wonderful memories of Grandma Judy, she was such a loving and amazing Grandmother. I can still smell the fresh dill in her garden like it was yesterday. I loved making fresh cinnamon and dinner rolls with Grandma. I remember so many funny times with Grandma like the time I fell through the barn into the pig “stuff” and after I caught my breath Grandma said there’s no way I’m coming in the house before she hosed me down. I will miss playing cards with Grandma and Grandpa, and I still don’t think I ever learned how to play hand and foot. She had so many talents and made me feel very loved. I will miss her so much.

  15. Carrie Carson says:

    I have so many fond memories of Judy, especially in my teen years in Walcott. I hope she has found a world without pain and 24/7 gardening. I know that she will be missed by many close to her and from far away. Garden in peace Judy!

  16. Judy Farsdale Overbeek says:

    Lem and family, I am so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. I loved her smile. Her whole face lit up. You couldn’t help but smile or laugh with her. Hugs to all of you.

  17. Jeff & Neva Hamre says:

    Always a huge smile and a little tease every time I saw her. I was always welcome as a friend as everyone was with Judy. Our condolences and thoughts and prayers for a great family. Peace….

  18. Cynthia Mrs Schatzke says:

    Working with Judy at Baker Nursery Gardens was always a joy. She was North Dakota Tough…with a work ethic to match. She gave special attention to each customer that she was helping, as she did to all of her friends. She and LeMar were a great team….she will be missed greatly. Hugs to LeMar, and all of the family

  19. Kathy Yohe says:

    I have great memories of Judy and would see her often at family gatherings, but also at Bakers and the grocery store. My most heartfelt condolences to all of you at this time. My dad and I would most certainly be at the service if we were able to, but that is impossible with the restrictions.Having lost my mom in August I can relate to your loss. Judy was a lovely lady and had a great fashion sense! God bless you all.

  20. Meleah Krabbenhoft says:

    Prayers and Love sent to the whole family.

  21. Pat Griffin says:

    Dear Deb and family, sending my deepest condolences and prayers. May you all find peace and comfort in your loving memories and in the image of her making Heaven even more beautiful with her gift of gardening.

  22. Jennifer Beto says:

    Lem and family, We as so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. We can’t even begin to tell you how wonderful it was to have Lem and Judy as our neighbors for so many years. They had this beautiful Flowering Crab Tree in their yard and the girls always loved to take pictures in front of it. Judy would always let the girls come over to look at her beautiful flowers. We were so sad when Lem and Judy moved. Thank you for so many wonderful memories that we will cherish forever.
    Love
    Justin & Jennifer Beto & Family

  23. Wanda Omodt says:

    Lemar and family, Sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. from Gladys Nelson by Daughter Wanda Omodt

  24. Diane Lindsey says:

    Wonderful woman, she carries a great legacy with her children and grandchildren.
    Rest in dear peace❤️
    Diane Lindsey

  25. Judith Devitt ( KUB) says:

    Sympathy to your family. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  26. Kimberly Westerholm (Great-niece) says:

    Thank you so much for sharing the service video. I have such fond memories of going for “coffee” at Aunt Judy’s and hanging out with my Mom and Grandma Esther. The sisters had so many things in common, including their love of gardening and piano. It must be a Heglie thing. I specifically remember how Judy had a gift of hospitality for which she naturally made even the kids who were drug along places feel special and included. She had such a wonderful and genuine smile, so full of energy and love of life. I so wish my family could have come in person, but know that we are here in heart.

  27. Katie Nielson says:

    LeMar and Family,

    I met Judy when I was 16 years old when we worked together at Baker Nursery. My Dad and my brother both worked along side Judy and LeMar as well. I said to my Dad one day “how old are they? They don’t quit!” He said “I know, two of the hardest working people I know!” Not only did I work with her, she and LeMar became friends of my family. They came to my high school graduation party as well as my wedding. The old Baker crew would get together ever few months and my Dad would always report back on how they were doing. I’ll remember Judy for her hard work, but most importantly her sweet demeanor and how kind she was to me. My thoughts and prayers to LeMar and family.

    Katie Hoss Nielson

  28. Steven G Loehrer says:

    Judy was a great woman, I always enjoyed chatting and listening to her stories. A lot of those stories were about the farm so I could relate to them. She enjoyed a long happy and productive life and loved her family very much. My condolences to LeMar and all of the Larson family.

  29. Wayne & Marilyn Farsdale says:

    In this “New Normal” world , it was special to share Judy’s service with your family. I’m hoping I can get someone

    at Cordy’s Bethany to get her a laptop so she can view the service. Many years of memories as neighbors and

    friends to the Farsdales. R.I.P. Judy—-you will be missed.

  30. Stu and Shelly Swandal says:

    Dear Lem and family,
    Judy will be missed by so many people. She always had a smile for everyone and I loved her sweet, gentle way. We so enjoyed all the wonderful photos of her and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  31. April Swandal says:

    Judy was one of the sweetest people I have ever met. I will truly miss her wonderful smile and our conversations when she came into the salon to get her hair done.
    I always enjoyed when Lemar would drop her off for her appointments and he would help her in and out of the salon. They were so adorable together and I would always tell my co-workers “They are so cute!”
    She will truly be missed.

  32. Alexis B. says:

    Judy and LeMar were my neighbors. When I was a little girl, I would always go over to their house. The first thing Judy would ask me was, “Want some cheese and crackers?” I always responded with yes, of course. I will miss her deeply.

  33. Stephanie Kummer says:

    My grandma is Oryce Carson who was a long time friend of Judys. I took piano lessons from Judy for a few years. I always enjoyed the treat she would have waiting when I got off the bus. She was such a special lady! I enjoyed my time with her. She will be missed.

  34. Ali says:

    Lamar and family,

    I am sorry for your loss. Judy was so sweet, and kind. She was a doting grandmother, loved playing the piano, and was so caring of others. We were lucky to have her teach us piano and she was so patient with us. My condolences to you and your family at this time.

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