Mary Meeker, 79, Mandan, passed away March 16, 2021, at a Fargo hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church, Mandan, with Rev. Deanna Reikow officiating.
Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. at the church on Saturday. Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 12 noon at the N.D. Veterans Cemetery.
Mary was born May 5, 1941, in Bottineau, N.D., to Peter and Florence “Sookey” (Morgan) Fraser. She grew up on the family farmstead in Bottineau County, graduated from Bottineau High School, and attended North Dakota State School of Forestry, where she earned an Associates Degree. On January 1, 1965, she married Ernest “Darrell” Meeker in Bottineau. They made a home in Bismarck while Mary worked at the state capitol, then moved to Mandan in 1967. There, she took a job with First Presbyterian Church, where she served in many roles for more than 46 years until her passing; at the time, she was also serving as President of the Presbyterian Women, a national organization from which she received a Lifetime Achievement Award. She will be dearly missed by her church “family.”
Mary enjoyed baking, canning, spending time with friends and family including her two grandsons, and helping others.
She is survived by her sons, Ward and Chris (Janel), both of Bismarck; grandsons, Spencer and Nolan Meeker; brother, James (Micki), Mount Vernon, Washington; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest; parents, Pete and Sookey; and brother, Allan.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift in the memory of Mary to the Meeker Family Endowment at the Sanford Health Foundation.
Sanford Health Foundation
PO Box 5525
Bismarck, ND 58506
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