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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Lillian Margarette Gravos
September 5, 1922 - November 18, 2020

Place of Birth: Berg, ND
Residence: Bismarck, ND
Age: 98

Lillian Margarette (Gravos) Gravos was born on September 5, 1922 to Edgar and Effie Stedman Gilstad of Keene, ND. She was the fourth child of thirteen children. She attended grade school in Berg, ND. As a teenager, Lillian worked for several families in the Williston and Watford City areas, and ended up hiring on as a cook for Henry Gravos where she met Harold Gravos. Harold and Lillian were married in Sidney, MT on January 8, 1944.
Lillian was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, served as inspector on the election board for many years, a member of the Ladies Aid and Homemakers, and in her later years when she moved to Watford City, she was a seamstress for many people. She was well known as “the doughnut lady” as she made doughnuts for extra money. She very much disliked being idle.
Lillian entered the Good Shepherd Home in July of 2015 and then Missouri Slope Care Center in Bismarck in September of 2017. She enjoyed company and always had things made to go with coffe and lemonade.
Lillian was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harold, 11 siblings, her son Ralph Gravos, grandchildren Richard Scott Freed, Stacey Lynn Freed, Dominic Gravos and great- grandchildren Logan and Colby Freed.
She is survived by her sister Eleanor Metzler of Williston, ND, daughter Irene Freed of Williston, ND and her children Collette Bailey, Alan (Kristie) Freed, and Aaron and Corey Freed, daughter Judy Opsta of Mandan, ND and her children Jan (Mike) Lynch, Jared (Tanya) Torstenson, son Duane (Sharon) Gravos of New Town and their children Jordan, Darrick and Nathan Gravos, son Lynn (Marilyn) Gravos of Minot, ND and their children Karri, Jason and Jennifer, and son Harlon (Angie) Gravos of Newcastle, WY and their son Rory, grandson Kelly (Joy) Gravos, and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.

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Diane DeFoe (Watford City, NORTH DAKOTA)
Nov 20, 2020
So sorry to hear of Lillian's passing. She was so so special to me and to my mother. I always called her my angel and told her so. I like to think they are up in heaven together making donuts and laughing. What a beautiful soul she was and I loved her dearly. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this difficult time.
Justin/Christine Johnson (Reeder, N.D)
Nov 20, 2020
Wonderful woman
colleen wendling (Washington Courthouse, OH)
Nov 21, 2020
My thoughts and prayers to you all. Aunt Lillian was a wonderful woman and will be missed.
Leroy Gravos family (Minot, ND)
Nov 21, 2020
So sorry for your loss! She will be missed
Shelly Rogness (Watford City)
Nov 21, 2020
My thoughts and prayers to you all! I bought many dozen donuts from this sweet lady who always had time for a nice little visit when I picked them up. She also helped me out a couple years with sewing up some Halloween costumes! God Bless the memory of this awesome lady!
Eugene Turnquist (Watford City, N D)
Nov 23, 2020
Condolences to you all
Kenny & Patti Leiseth (Arnegard , ND)
Nov 23, 2020
Oh how I enjoyed this lady! The only thing better than those sinfully good donuts was listening to her hearty laugh - she has left us with some precious memories.
David Faulkner (Ruso, North Dakota )
Nov 23, 2020
Prayers to the family. A woman that will be truly missed.
Jerome Gravos Rory gravos (Kalispell, Montana)
Nov 25, 2020
We will always love you grandma.Thank you for the fun time at the Farm. We will always miss you love Rory Gravos
Jr Rogness (Stratham, NH)
Nov 26, 2020
So sorry for your loss
Marge Parrill (Lander, Wyoming)
Nov 29, 2020
So sorry for your loss!

Nickie gravos (Kalispell, Mt)
Dec 23, 2020
We will miss you.you were very special grandmother to my husband Rory.ive been told many stories from his child hood.peace be with you.
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