Edith Fay

Edith Fay

Edith Fay

Edith H. Fay, age 96, of Park River, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Park River Good Samaritan Center.

Edith Wright was born Sept. 24, 1925, in rural Chaseley, daughter of the late Frederick and Dorothy (Green) Wright. She grew up around Chaseley where she attended county school. Following her education, she worked as a housekeeper for several area families. She was united in marriage to John Fay on Dec. 8, 1950, in Carrington. The couple made their home in Carrington until moving to Grafton in 1965. While in Grafton she worked as a cook for the Deaconess Hospital and later Unity Hospital until moving to Park River in 1979. Once in Park River she worked for 27 years as the cook for the Park River Good Samaritan Center and for three years as a housekeeper, retiring in 2009. In March of 2014 she moved into the Park River Good Samaritan Center where she made her home until the time of her passing.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of rural Hoople, a former member of the Hoople American Legion Auxiliary and an original member of the Northeast North Dakota Pioneer Machinery Association. She enjoyed crocheting and card making.

Edie is survived by her daughter, Illa “Snookie” Bjorneby, Hoople; grandchildren: Angela (JR Miller) Amundson, Gold Canyon, Arizona, Amy ( Aaron) Renelt, West Fargo, Audrey ( Wade) Beckman, Parker, Colorado, Alice ( Warren) Kessler, Fargo, and William (Katie) Bjorneby, Hoople; great-grandchildren: Katelyn (Thomas) Vesterso, Michael (Chelsey) Paulson, Kiersten and Kelsey Renelt, Arika and Bear Beckman, Connor Kessler, Wyatt and Josie Bjorneby; great-great-grandchildren: Emmett Paulson with a sibling on the way and Thea Vesterso.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John on April 26, 2014; son-in-law, Roger Bjorneby; brother, William Wright; sister, Ruth Sogn; brothers-in-law: Toledo Sogn and Wayne Warwas; and sisters-in-law, Donyta Wright and Marie Warwas.

Funeral services will be Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Hoople. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery of rural Hoople.

An online guestbook is available at www.tollefsonfuneralhome.com.

Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of arrangements.

The post Edith Fay first appeared on The Walsh County Record.


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