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Margaret Elaine Beauchamp

Margaret Elaine Beauchamp

Margaret Elaine Beauchamp of East Grand Forks, MN passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Riverview Hospital in Crookston, MN at the age of 84 with her entire family by her side following a condition from a fall at a local Nursing Home.

Margaret Elaine Miron was born on October 8, 1929 to Homer and Irene (Chevalier) Miron in Bathgate, ND. Elaine attended grade school in Bathgate and high school at St. Josephs Academy in Crookston, MN where she was taught her strong faith in the Catholic Religion.

On October 8, 1947 she married Ralph O. Beauchamp at the Neche Catholic Church and moved to the family farm at Olga, ND. They farmed until the summer of 1957. The family then moved to Grand Forks, ND where she was employed at Southview Cleaners in East Grand Forks and C&R Laundry in Grand Forks. Elaine retired in 2001 to spend more time with her family and cherished grandchildren. Elaine was a great cook and enjoyed baking, canning and her well known chocolate chip cookies where she earned the well-deserved nickname of "Grandma Cookie" by her grandchildren. Elaine and Ralph enjoyed making wooden home and yard decorative ornaments. As a couple they took great pride in the garden until Ralphs death on May 31, 2002. Elaine then talked her son Darryl into taking over Ralphs job of planting and caring for the garden. Elaine loved music and singing in the Sacred Heart Church Choir also helping in the dining room for funerals.

Elaine had many nicknames, GrandmaFiFi, Irene, MoMo, Maude, and Maw. Her favorite food was Mexican and ice cold Coronas. Ralph told her many times in our presence and I quote: (You are a darn good woman but youre awful stubborn).

On October 5, 2011, Elaine sold her home and moved to Good Samaritan Apartments until September of 2012. After a brief hospital stay she then relocated to the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN until the Lord took her into his arms.

Elaine is survived by her children, Darryl (Sonya Sorensen) of Mentor, MN, Marge Norman (Ken) of Moorhead, MN, Tom (Cheryl Bakke) of Escalon, CA, Gary (Marlene Harvey) of Manteca, CA, Roger (Donna Kotrba) of Grand Forks, ND and Jody (Kristen Agre) of East Grand Forks, MN; fourteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren; sisters, Yvonne (Miron) Plante of Vacaville, CA and Elizabeth L. Miron of Fargo, ND; brothers, LaVern E. Miron of Cavalier, ND, Emile E. Miron (Sandra) of San Antonio, TX and Frances Miron of Fargo, ND.

Elaine is preceded in death by her parents Homer and Irene Miron; husband Ralph Beauchamp and infant twin sons at birth, Joseph and John Beauchamp.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.

Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 AM on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 200 3rd ST. NW, East Grand Forks, MN with Monsignor Michael Foltz presiding.

Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 with a 6:30 PM Prayer Service on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 in Dahl Funeral Home, 2029 Central Ave. NW, East Grand Forks, MN and also one hour prior Funeral Service on Wednesday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Interment: Resurrection Cemetery ~ East Grand Forks, MN in the spring.

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