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Linda Duray-Ramstad remembers trailing her older sister, Marlyn. Marlyn served as her "other" mother. Here she holds a small urn that contains some of Marlyn's ashes Darren Gibbins, Special to the Herald

Mother figures don’t have to be moms to nurture, encourage

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When she was growing up in Grand Forks, Linda Duray-Ramstad remembers trailing her older sister, Marlyn.

“I went with her everywhere — on dates and out with her girlfriends,” she said. “Mama always had so much to do for a family of eight that Marlyn got ‘stuck’ with me.”

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