Barbara Negaard

Barbara Faye Negaard, 60, Minot, and formerly of Lignite and Columbus, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, in her home.

Barbara was born Dec. 1, 1952, in Kenmare, to Gaylen and Patricia (Christiansen) Monson. She was reared and educated in Lignite, and graduated from Lignite High School in 1970. As a young adult, she was employed as a waitress in Lignite.

Barb was once married to Jerome Negaard. They made their home near Columbus for several years and she also lived in various places throughout the United States. Barb moved to Minot in 2001, where she spent the remainder of her life. During her time in Minot, she worked as a food demonstrator in local stores, which she greatly enjoyed.

Barb’s hobbies included dancing, reading, playing piano, listening to music as well as walking and spending time with her dog.

Barb was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Lignite and in her younger years was active in Girl Scouts and 4-H.

Barb’s loving family includes: her daughters, Amanda Negaard-Wilson (Dave Wilson), Billings, Mont., and Mari Negaard, Fargo; sons, Jeffrey Negaard, Gladstone, Ore., and Nathan Negaard, Fargo; mother: Patricia Monson, Lignite; siblings, Charlotte Daneke, Las Vegas, Gene Monson, Billings, Mardelle (Duane) MacKenzie, Estevan, Sask., Rose Marie Mudrick, Las Vegas; two grandchildren, Brooke and Keegan; special friend, Arthur Jones; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Barb was preceded in death by her father, Gaylen Monson; and stepfather, Alton Monson.

Celebration of the Life of Barbara Negaard: Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at 11 a.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

Graveside service: Friday, 3 p.m., Dale Lutheran Cemetery, Lignite.

Visitation: Today, Sept. 26, from 2 to 5 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

Memorials: In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials are preferred to Metigoshe Ministries, Bottineau, the North Dakota Chapter of the American Cancer Society, Souris Valley Animal Shelter, Minot, or to an organization of the donor’s choice.

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