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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Carolyn Fay Perdue
July 14, 1944 - February 6, 2020

Place of Birth: Williston, ND
Residence: Ray, ND, more recently of Bismarck, ND
Age: 75

Carolyn Perdue, 75, passed into eternal life on February 6, 2020 at St. Vincent’s Care Center in Bismarck, ND with her family by her side. Her death followed a long, hard-fought battle with pancreatic and liver cancer, exceeding her initial prognosis by more than six months.

Carolyn Fay (Daniel) Perdue was born July 14, 1944 to Roman and Ardell (Nyberg) Daniel in Williston, ND. She was raised on the family farm located three and a half miles west of Ray, ND. She went to Eden Country School until the eighth grade and then attended Ray High School and graduated in 1962. Carolyn had a passion for helping others. After graduation she enrolled in St. Joseph Nursing School in Dickinson, ND and obtained her LPN license. She was once married to Art Perdue and together they had three children, Steven, Julie, and Michelle.

During Carolyn’s lifetime she worked as a hospital nurse but took a break from her profession to raise her children. The family moved to Velva, ND, where she quickly became involved in everything her kids were, making countless trips to and from town to watch sporting events, to volunteer her time at the school and church, and to offer her help in whatever way she could. She was also an excellent seamstress, and in her children’s teenage years, she opened her own fabric store, “The Pin Cushion,” in Velva, ND. She loved to help people with their projects and took great care in finding just the right patterns and fabrics for them to work with. This, too, turned into her way of serving others. Years later, she renewed her nursing license and continued her career at local clinics and Public Health.

Carolyn loved growing up on the family farm, and because of this, she also became involved in 4-H throughout her life. She was a member of 4-H when she was a child, helped her own children take part in 4-H, was a judge at the county fairs, and later helped her grandchildren with their many projects. Carolyn was extremely active in her children’s and grandchildren’s lives, logging many miles as she attended any event they participated in, always with her camera in tote. In her later years, quilting became her passion. She vigorously sought out any little town that had a quilt shop, and she was known by many shop owners in North Dakota and Minnesota.

Carolyn’s family and her faith were always most important to her. Her favorite moments were when her home was crowded with her children and grandchildren, whether for holidays or just because. She had a very personal relationship with Jesus and confided in Him always. She often said, “When I get to heaven, I’m going to ask him!” Her family takes great joy in knowing that she is now talking Jesus’ ear off! She believed in God’s providence, especially, and she often reminded those she loved that the Lord had big plans for their lives. She knew deeply that He was in charge, and her trust in His care gifted so many she knew and encountered. She will be dearly missed!

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, sister Darlene Devlin, and brother-in-law Daniel Devlin Sr. and numerous aunts and uncles.

Carolyn is survived by her children: Steven and his wife Bernadette (Ray, ND), Julie Lysne and her husband Brent (Williston, ND), and Michelle Oswald (Frazee, MN); her grandchildren: Megan (Brock) Awalt, Matthew Perdue, Kendra Perdue, Kelsey Perdue, Brady (fiancée, Megan Kinsella) Lysne, Emily Lysne, Jocelyn Lysne, Hailee Oswald, Madison Oswald, and Paige Oswald; one great granddaughter, Kirie Awalt; one sister, Beverly (Irv) Aslakson; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; and her beloved cat, Tigger.


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Carrie Ulschmid (Frazee, MN)
Feb 7, 2020
Shelly & Family - Moms & Grandmas stay in a very special part of our hearts even after they pass. My deepest sympathies to all of you during this hard time. Many prayers for you all.
LYLE JONES (SINGAPORE, Singapore)
Feb 7, 2020
Jerry and family. What a wonderful couple you made on your wedding day. My heartfelt prayers to the family.
Janell Sailer (Williston)
Feb 7, 2020
To Carolyn's family, please accept my sincere sympathy in your loss. She was just a wonderful lady and was so proud of her grandchildren. You all were loved by this lovely lady.
Duane and Kathy Binde (Williston , ND)
Feb 8, 2020
Carolyn was such a classy faithfilled lady. She led her life by example-a life well lived. God bless each of you, thanks for sharing her with us. Duane and Kathy
Bernie Daniel (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Feb 8, 2020
My deepest sympathies to all of Carolyn's children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, Beverly, Irv, and all of her extended family. I am profoundly saddened to learn of her passing. We have all lost one of the kindest, dearest, and most caring persons ever. Having known Carolyn since before I could speak she was truly my first friend. RIP best cousin ever!
Linda Gregory (West Fargo, ND)
Feb 8, 2020
My heart and prayers are with Carolyn family. Through the years we have kept in touch and when I would go to Dickinson we would try to get together. My thoughts are with all of her family. I would love to be there, but this winter it is just not possible.
Arvid Binde (Fairmont, Minn.)
Feb 8, 2020
Sorry to here of your lose. Carolyn and I are 2nd cousins.
Jim Daniel (Des Moines, IA)
Feb 8, 2020
Very sorry to hear about Carolyn’s death. My memories of her are many and are are all fond and fun. They reach back to the days at Eden School and pum-pum-pullaway, the community’s first TV in her parent’s basement family room, Sunday brunch at JH and Rose’s home in Ray. Bev, and family, I’m sorry for your loss and for our loss. She was a wonderful person and we’ll miss her.
Allen and Diane Dockter (Bismarck, ND)
Feb 9, 2020
Carolyn was our neighbor for only a short time but enjoyed having her as a caring neighbor. Diane and Carolyn could spend an hour visiting while gardening or a 3 hour lunch together was not uncommon. We thank her for the time we did have together as neighbors. May God bless the family in their time of grieving.
Judy Maslowski (Mandan, ND)
Feb 9, 2020
Oh my gosh, I am so sorry To read of Carolyn’s death. I had the pleasure of selling her the home in Bismarck and thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent with her. She was a wonderful woman, and very classy! Carolyn and your family are all in my prayers.
Sherry Rodvold (Epping, Nd)
Feb 9, 2020
Our deepest sympathy. Loved this beautiful lady
Karon Kasprowicz (Velva, N.D.)
Feb 9, 2020
My thoughts & Prayers go out to Carolyn’s Family! Carolyn & I were Nursing Classmates and what a Beautiful Person she was! She became a very dedicated & Caring Nurse! ??????
Julie Mize (JW) (Dickinson, ND)
Feb 9, 2020
To the family of Carolyn,
It is hard fo me to say everything about the friendship Carolyn and I shared. I will miss her smile and her sense of humor, her hugs and just the wonderful person she was. I am truly blessed.
I am happy for her as she is now dancing with Jesus, and I will see her again. Love you Carolyn.
Gerald Golberg (Bismarxk, Nd)
Feb 9, 2020
Caroline was such a wonderful neighbor these past few years. My family will miss her.
Glen and Margo Severson
Feb 9, 2020
So sorry for the loss of Carolyn, she will be remembered by many!
Donna and George Schwartz (Sarasota, Florida)
Feb 9, 2020
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Carolyn’s death. My memories of her go back a lot of years as we grew up together and spent many memorable moments at family gatherings at Grandma and Grandpa Daniel’s. We had a wonderful visit at my mom’s funeral. She will be missed. Our sincere sympathy during this very difficult time to her entire family.
Anne R Lowers (Williston, ND)
Feb 9, 2020
We were classmates, and through the years since, have kept in touch. It was nice to open an e-mail from her. and it made the time and distance fade away. One less person to giggle with over some silly thing we did when we were younger. Rest in peace!!
Sandy Valensky (Waterford, MI)
Feb 10, 2020
Dear Steve, Berna, and family
I am so sorry for the loss of your mom, mother-in-law, and grandma. Too soon. My heart goes out to you for losing both Mil and Carolyn in such a short time period. May Carolyn Rest In Peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this sad time. Sandy
Mindy (Krumwiede) Sigvaldsen (Springbrook, ND)
Feb 10, 2020
Steve, Berna, Julie, Brent, and Shelly, I am so sorry for the loss of of your mom. I have such wonderful memories growing up in Velva and getting to go to "Shelly's house"! Carolyn always had such fun projects for us to do! In recent years, it was wonderful to get to visit with her at BB games in Ray while she watched her grandkids play. She was a very special woman! Hugs and prayers to you.
Cathy Hillerud Bailey (Underwood , North Dakota)
Feb 10, 2020
Steve, Julie and Shelly, I was so very sad to read of Carolyn’s passing. I have such wonderful memories of our time in Velva living next door to all of you. I shared your Mom’s obituary with Stephanie, Suzy, Samantha and Jill.. You all hold a special part of my heart as your Mom did and wish you all many blessings through this tough time.. Hugs to you!
Roger Slotsve (Mesa, ARIZONA)
Feb 10, 2020
My deepest sympathy to all of Carolyn's family. May you be blessed with the many great of Carolyn.
Elaine Torgerson (Detroit Lakes, MN)
Feb 10, 2020
What a very sweet, loving person. She will be sorely missed by all but we all know what a grand time she will be having in heaven.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Her family was the most important thing ever.7
Alesha Keller (Velva, ND)
Feb 10, 2020
Shelly, Julie and Steve and all your families I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I have so many wonderful memories of your mom from when we were kids. May she Rest In Peace, Gods blessings to you all.
Craig and Jonae
Feb 10, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers with deepest sympathies to all Carolyn’s family.
Nadine & David Melland (Lake Havasu City, Ax)
Feb 10, 2020
Our prayers are for your family ! I know Carolyn is in a better place ! Yes chatting with Jesus and and setting on a beautiful Quilt in heaven ! Dave and I will never for get Her kindness and giggles !
Norma and Jerry Effertz (Velva, ND)
Feb 11, 2020
Carolyn’s family
May your memories of your mom and grandmother be a blessing to you. We always enjoyed visiting with her because we would recalled memories and laugh and laugh. She is now with her Savior.
George Simek (Bismarck, NORTH DAKOTA)
Feb 11, 2020
TO the Perdue Family I would like to express my condolences .I got to know Carolyn while they lived in Dickinson I worked at Cenex at that time. May she rest in peace.
Rynette Burckhard (Minot, North Dakota)
Feb 11, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! I remember alot of fun times with your family! I saw her in Bismarck at Texas Roadhouse, and we stood and visited in the parking lot. She then added me on facebook. Cherish all the memories you have with her!
Larry & Lila Lynne (Williston, N D)
Feb 11, 2020
We were so sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. She was such a wonderful lady with a great sense of humor. She always called me her “Big Brother”. We are in Phoenix , but were we home we would definitely attend her funeral. Our sincere condolences to her family.
Patricia Potteiger (Wildrose, ND)
Feb 12, 2020
She is a true treasure and I will miss our visits. There were more than a few times I would call her and she had exactly the nugget of advice I needed. She always talked about her faith and her grandkids. She loved her family so much. I will miss her.
Cornelius & Kathy Kooren (Fargo, ND)
Feb 12, 2020
Our prayers and condolences to Carolyn’s children, grandchildren and family. Carolyn was a loving special person and friend. Words cannot describe a life but her family and friends will know what is unspoken and in our mind. Our fond memories and prayers.
Cindy Brevik (Epping, ND)
Feb 12, 2020
Steve, Julie and family....so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was such a special lady. Loved visiting with her and loved her giggle. I can her giggling in heaven. Hugs and prayers for your families.
Nancy Pates (Burnsville, MN)
Feb 12, 2020
My deepest sympathies to Bev and Irv and Carolyn's children and grandchildren. Carolyn was a beautiful person. She always had a bright smile, a giggle and cute story. I will miss you cousin!
Joyce and Anthony Perez
Feb 12, 2020
I will always keep my dear cousin and friend, Carolyn, in my heart. She and I shared many wonderful times over the years as we were the same age and lived in the same town. I love you, Carolyn, and will see you again one day. You can sing and I will accompany you.
Lorna Jones Van de Streek (Brooklyn Park, MN)
Feb 16, 2020
Carolyn was a lovely lady and did so much for others. May your memories bring you peace in the days ahead.
Judy Frenzel Ficek (Fargo, ND)
Mar 6, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Carolyn passing. Every now and then I would try to find out where she lived to see if I could get in touch with her. Her and I went through the nursing program together and were roommates and then later through Farmers Union. She was always so full of life and lots of fun. RIP GIRL
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