Mary (Kegley) Halvorson
Jul. 26, 1947 – Aug. 20, 2019
Mary (Kegley) Halvorson, the beloved daughter of Raymond and Joan Kegley was born July 26th, 1947 in Rugby, ND. She died peacefully with family around her on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Bethany Nursing Home in Fargo, ND.
Mary grew up in Wolford ND with her 4 siblings; as the oldest, she was a nurturing soul to the point that she would take her youngest sister, Brenda everywhere, as her guardian angel and caregiver. In 1965 she got married and raised her 3 children in Dunseith ND. She loved, farming, gardening, puzzles, and rescuing animals and once in a while, even some humans. Mary loved her life-long friends who impacted her life and loved her unconditionally. She worked hard her entire life and instilled this in her children. She was the backbone of the family and loved hosting family reunions and always made holidays special
with family traditions. Mary portrayed strength and resilience throughout her entire life and left this life just a graceful as she came into it.
Those she left behind include two daughters and one son; Lori McCoy of Fargo, ND, Deborah McCoy of Omaha, NE and Daniel McCoy (Kelsey) of Fargo, ND. Six grandchildren, Seth, Tyler, Savannah, Ethan, Danielle and Cole and one spicy ginger, great-grandson, Cooper, who she adored.; One sister, Brenda (Everett) Kendall of Lake Park, MN, two brothers, Dale of Rolette, ND and Rodney of Bottineau, ND; She also cherished 3 nieces, 9 nephews and several great nieces and nephews. Those Mary reunited with in heaven; one sister, Bonnie and her mother and father, along with her beloved dog Katie, cats, Samantha and Tabitha.
Mary will be greatly missed and always loved.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 27 at Peace Lutheran Church in Dunseith with burial in the Wolford Community Cemetery, Wolford. Pastor James Odden, officiating.
Pianist: Joni Richards
Soloist: Cheryl Haagenson
Casket Bearers: Seth McCoy, Tyler Hoffman, Ethan McCoy, Nathan Lafromboise, Gilbert Handeland & Everett Kendall
Honorary bearers: Rod Armetraut, Galen Grove & Kevin Grove
Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry: www.funeralsbyanderson.com
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