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Published May 12, 2013, 12:00 AM

Myrtle Ness Paranto

Myrtle Ness Paranto, 87, Bethany Gables, Fargo, ND, died there on May 10, 2013, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Myrtle Lattimore was born on October 27, 1925, in Benedict, ND, to Theodore and Ellen (Johnson) Lattimore. She grew up and attended school there. Myrtle married Gene Ness on February 28, 1947, and they made their home in Moorhead, MN. He died on August 28, 1970. In the early 1970’s Myrtle owned the Pikes Bay Resort on Big Cormorant Lake. She married Emery Paranto on October 15, 1982 and they lived in Hillsboro, Oregon. Following his death, she returned to the Fargo-Moorhead area. She had lived at One Oak Place and then moved to Bethany Gables in February of 2013. Myrtle enjoyed spending time at the lake.

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