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Corliss Gudmundson



Corliss Gudmundson, age 83, of Carrington, ND, died on March 25, 2014, in Carrington, ND.

Corliss Jean Johnson was born May 11, 1930, in Walhalla, ND; a daughter born to Wilfred B. Johnson and Gudrun (Johannson) Johnson. She attended rural school and Cavalier High School, where she graduated in 1948. She was united in marriage to Leland Gudmundson on November 5, 1948 at Hallson, ND.

She worked as a cook at Gardar, Edinburg & Crystal, ND, before moving to Carrington in June 1970. Corliss was a bookkeeper at Tractor Supply Company in 1971, until going to work at First National Bank 1972 thru February 1980. She worked for FDIC from February 1980 to March 1982, then at Foster County Social Services from June 1982 until her retirement on July 31, 1995.

Corliss was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, where she served as President, Vice President, Secretary, Girls State Chairman and Membership Chairman, District 4 President 2006-2008 for Legion Auxiliary and she was proud of the fact that she had attended the first Girls State held in ND. She was also a member of Carrington Golf Club, and Womens Bowling League, serving as President, and Vice President for several years. Corliss was a volunteer at Carrington Health Center and a member of the CHC Auxiliary, and a member Trinity Lutheran Church.

She is survived by 3 sons, Lee (Rosey) Gudmundson, Kearney, NE, Brent Gudmundson, Carrington, Lynn (Jackie) Gudmundson, Clear Lake, SD; 3 daughters, Claudia (Douglas) MacKenzie, St. Paul, MN, Brenda (Rick) Buckner, Pittsburg, KS, Cathy (Thomas) Falkowski, Rogers, MN; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Arni Johnson, Cavalier, ND, Stephen (Rita) Johnson, Martinez, CA, Don (Judy) Johnson, Cavalier; 2 sisters, Kay (Bob) Olson, Glasston, ND, and Ruth (Ken) Nielson, Lindstrom, MN.

Corliss was preceded in death by her parents Wilfred and Gudrun Johnson; her husband Leland; a brother Bennie; and sisters-in-law, Dolores Johnson and Lillian Johnson.

Visitation: Sunday 10:00 AM 7:00 PM, with a Prayer Service held Sunday at 7:00 PM, all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, ND

Funeral Service: Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND Monday, March 31, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Interment: Carrington Cemetery, Carrington, ND

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