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Cathryn Graff

Cathryn Graff passed away on Friday, July 22, 2011, at Bethany Retirement Living on University, Fargo, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Cathryn Odell Wold was born on Sept. 16, 1933, in Walcott Township, to Christian and Olga Wold. She later moved to Pitcarin in Abercrombie Township. She attended school in Galchutt School District and graduated high school in Colfax, N.D. She attended teacher's training at Valley City and Mayville, N.D. Cathryn taught school in Garborg Township, Wyndmere, N.D.. On June 17, 1954, she married Oswald and moved to Kindred, N. D. and engaged in farming. They moved to West Fargo in August 2008 and she entered Bethany Retirement Living on University on June 9, 2011.

Cathryn was dedicated to her family and friends. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed caring for her grandchildren. Throughout her life, she was very active in her church where she taught Sunday school and belonged to WELA and Circle. She was a 4-H leader and a charter member of the Town and Country Homemakers for over fifty years. She loved to cook and bake and tend to her flowers. She loved to travel and was always ready to take a trip somewhere. She has numerous photo albums of her many trips. She also enjoyed putting together jig saw puzzles and working on her word puzzle books. She loved to read and play the piano and also watch golf on television. She had a wonderful and kind heart and a great spirit and smile and she will be missed more than we could say.

Cathryn is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Oswald; her daughter Pamela (William "Bud") Corbin of Fargo, and her son, Brian (Loralie) Graff, of Ft. Ransom, N.D.; her grandchildren: Nicole Graff (Fiancé Ryan Hart) Davenport, N.D. and Evan Graff, Davenport; two step-grandchildren: Spencer (Deb) Corbin, Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Heather Corbin, Anoka, Minn. and two step great-grandchildren: Alexander and Isabelle Corbing, Brooklyn Park.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Olga and Christian Wold, her sister, Wilma (Maurice) Johnson and her brothers Dayton Wold and Purdon (Gloria) Wold.

The family wishes to provide special thank you's to the care providers and staff at Bethany Retirement Living, to the staff of Hospice of the Red River Valley and to Dr. Preston Steen and his staff at Roger Maris Center for providing such loving care to Cathryn during her illness.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 28, at Mavis Whiting Chapel at Bethany Retirement Living on University, Fargo, with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. in the chapel.

The Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 29, in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Burial will be in Gol Cemetery, Rural Kindred.

Memorials preferred to the family. Online guestbook at

(Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo)