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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Ethelyn A. Basol
November 16, 1920 - August 9, 2018

Place of Birth: Mayville, North Dakota
Residence: Watford City, North Dakota
Age: 97

Ethelyn A. Basol, 97, of Watford City, North Dakota passed away at the Good Shepherd Home on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Ethelyn was born November 16, 1920 to Nick and Ida Stavedahl in Mayville, North Dakota. She attended school in Mayville, ND and also attended Mayville State Teacher’s College with a degree in bookkeeping. She enjoyed music during those years and played the saxophone and loved performing in the harmonica band.

On March 29, 1943 she married Ernest Endrud of Mayville, ND and to this union three children were born; Douglas, Diane and Michael. On October 24, 1964 she married Jerald Basol from Portland, ND. In the fall of 1965 they moved to Watford City, North Dakota.

Ethelyn loved music and sports. In her earlier years she loved baseball with her favorite teams being the Cincinnati Reds and the Dodgers. Later she got into basketball with the Phoenix Suns being her favorite team. She did not want to miss a game. Some of the highlights of her life were going to Dodger Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio and to Phoenix Suns games in Phoenix with her grandson. She also loved music and played the organ. Her favorite times were playing music with her friends in Watford City and playing at the Good Shepherd Home. She also was a member of the Bell Choir at First Lutheran Church in Watford City which she truly enjoyed. Her favorite place to go was always Phoenix, Arizona to see her son Doug and his family.

Ethelyn is survived by her two sons and one daughter, Douglas (Doni) Endrud of Prescott, Arizona; L. Michael (Sharon) Endrud of Watford City, North Dakota and Diane (LeRoy) DeFoe of Watford City, North Dakota. Ethelyn was blessed with 9 beautiful grandchildren whom she adored and 18 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Nick and Ida Stavedahl and her only sister, Inez Dammen

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Margaret Renbarger
Aug 9, 2018
Diane and the rest of the family, Oh my-I’m so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful fun loving person Ethelyn was. She will be riding on Tony’s shoulder now as his guardian angel! Hugs and kisses to you all!????????
Kristin Rhone (Watford City, ND)
Aug 9, 2018
“You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.” Oh our sweet Ethelyn, you are already missed by everyone at the Good Shepherd Home. You were so sweet and funny and brightened everyone’s day whenever they saw you. We’ll miss listening to you playing the organ every morning in the Activity Room or visiting with you about your favorite singer Tony Orlando. As much as our hearts hurt over the loss of our friend we are happy she’s no longer in pain and is up playing in Heaven’s band. May God be with your entire family during this very difficult time. We love you all and we want to thank you for sharing Ethelyn with us!

The Entire Staff of the Good Shepherd Home
Raynette Samuelson (Watford City , ND)
Aug 10, 2018
Diane and family,
I am so sad and sorry for your lost of Mom. She was a radiant of sunshine always smiling. She and Lillian coming to visit and doing quilting. Treasure your wonderful memories I always think of her when the Lakers were playing she never wanted to miss a game.
Thank you for sharing her with me.
Raynette and Jerry Samuelson
Layne & Tim Holm (Alamo, ND)
Aug 11, 2018
Penny, Diane, Shandi & Families,
We are so sorry for your loss. I never met your mom,grandmother but I heard so many good memories from Penny. Especially meeting Tony Orlando. Love and sympathy.
Carla Schaible (Watford City , ND)
Aug 12, 2018
May God give you His Peace during this difficult time .
Ethelyn was a Beautiful soul. I’m so very honored to have been a small part of her life .
Thank you for sharing her with all of us at GSH . We are all truly Blessed for having her in our lives ??????

Carla Schaible
Cindy and Peter Ostman (Spearfish, SD)
Aug 13, 2018
Family of Ethelyn, losing someone we love leaves a void in our lives. But your memories are forever in your heart. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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