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Verna Volden

June 06, 2020

Memorial Service - Friday

June 12, 2020
- 10:00 AM with a visitation one hour prior.

Boulger Funeral Home


Boulger Funeral Home

Verna Volden

June 06, 2020


Verna Ann Volden, 94, Fargo, ND passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Bethany Retirement Living. She was born on October 14, 1925 in Hillsboro, ND to Paul and Ora (Earles) Myren. She grew up in Hillsboro where she graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1943. Following graduation, she began working as a clerk at Northwestern State Bank where she was employed until 1947.

On March 15, 1947 Verna was united in marriage to Howard Volden in Minneapolis, MN. The couple raised their two children up and down the valley as Howard was a superintendent at various schools. They spent the most time in Neche and Hillsboro. Howard passed away in 1974.

In 1972, Verna began working at Traill County Social Services as an administrative clerk, where she worked until her retirement in 1991.

Verna served on the Board of the Hillsboro Community Hospital and Home for nine years and the Traill County Social Services Board for seven years. She was active in United Parish Church in Hillsboro and Faith United Methodist Church in Fargo.

She enjoyed reading and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her children, Don (Peggy) Volden of Fargo; and Todd (Kim) Volden of Rathdrum, ID; grandchildren, Katie (Chris) Woodcock of Rathdrum, ID; Matt Volden of Coeur d’Alene, ID; Scott (Dawn) Volden of Gardner, ND; and great-grandchildren, Hunter and Reed Volden, Ben and Carter Woodcock.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Howard.


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9 responses to “Verna Volden”

  1. Diana Hill says:

    Will miss a good friend. Have many good memories with her.

  2. Judy Doeden says:

    I am so very sad to hear of her passing! I so miss my dear friend, Verna! She was truly a wonderful coworker and a kind person! She made my life better every day we worked together and every working day for me since she retired in 1991. Verna helped me become who I am.. be honest, be caring, be human… She took her job seriously at Social Services and had compassion for all the people who came through the doors.. clients and staff! She is already missed.

  3. Darlene Symington says:

    I am so sorry to learn of Verna’s death. We first met when she and Howard came to Neche where I lived. Howard was our Superintendent for many years. They attended the Methodist Church where I was a member and we became good friends. We both eventually ended up in Fargo and both attended Faith Methodist and renewed/continued our friendship. We enjoyed lots of great visits! She will be missed. Actually, her 2 sons went to school in Neche with my kids! Verna was a great lady and I will really miss seeing her. My sincere sympathy to Don and Todd and their families. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Mark Gusaas says:

    Don & Todd & families,
    My condolences in the passing of your Mother.
    May she Rest In Peace, & that you also have peace.

    With our sorrow, and God’s blessings,
    Mark & Val Gusaas

  5. Kathy Larson says:

    We both knew Verna in many roles as our paths crossed in Hillsboro. Such a caring, thoughtful and wonderful woman will be missed by many. God bless her memory. Kathy and Stuart Larson

  6. Scott and Lori says:

    Our thoughts and prayers with you Don, Peggy, Scott and family; Todd, Kim, Matt, Katie and family – You have lots of great memories of your mom and Grandma, keep them close to your heart. Thinking of you all – please let us know if you need anything! Love Scott and Lori

  7. Ruth Quast says:

    What a wonderful person and a great friend! With my sincere sympathy.

  8. S says:

    Vern Krile-Fargo, ND-Sorry to hear of Verna’s passing away- I have good memories of her while working at Traill County Social Services and when she served on the Social Services Board-after I retired from State Dept of Human services, I assisted as Director temporarily-Verna was always pleasant to work with-thoughts a prayers are with you-vern krile

  9. vern krile says:

    Vern Krile-Fargo, nd- Verna Volden Family-sorry to hear of Verna’s passing-have good memories of working with her on the Traill Cty Social Service Board when I was temporary County Director-she was always a pleasure to work with and genuinely concerned about the needs of the less fortunate-thoughts and prayers with you

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