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Published July 06, 2013, 12:00 AM

Grace Martens Colville

Grace Martens Colville, 94, West Fargo, ND died Monday, July 1, 2013 at Sanford Health Palliative Care, Fargo, ND.

Grace Harriet Plummer was born April 29, 1919 on a farm near Barnesville, MN to Oliver & Helen (Griffin) Plummer. She grew up there and attended country school. In June 1940, she married Roy Martens in Barnesville. They lived in Moorhead where she was employed by The Fairmont Creamery. In 1955 she started Roy’s Café in Fargo and following its fire, she opened “The Coffee Shop” in West Fargo. In 1962 they began operating the West Fargo Hotel and Café.

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