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Published March 05, 2013, 12:00 AM

Florence Tewksbury

Florence Tewksbury, 82, Harvey, ND formerly of Mercer went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at her home in Harvey.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 at Bethel Baptist Church, Harvey. Burial will be held in the spring at Oak Grove Cemetery, Fordville, ND.

Florence Tewksbury

Florence Tewksbury, 82, Harvey, ND formerly of Mercer went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at her home in Harvey.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 at Bethel Baptist Church, Harvey. Burial will be held in the spring at Oak Grove Cemetery, Fordville, ND.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a public prayer service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Hertz Funeral Home, Harvey, ND.

Burial will be at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Fordville, ND.

Florence Isabelle Hughey was born on March 22, 1930 in East Waterboro, Maine, to Millard and Edith (Deering) Hughey. She grew up there and graduated from Waterboro High School. She graduated from the University of Maine in 1953 with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education.

Florence was “born again” at age 16 after accepting Christ’s blood sacrifice for her salvation; she was baptized soon after. She met Lt. Lewellyn Tewksbury and they were married on August 30, 1953 at East Waterboro, Maine. They later moved back to his native state of ND near Mercer.

She then began teaching at the Mercer School. They attended at Gospel Chapels at Hurdsfield, Washburn and Harvey. In 1969 they began the Box T Ranch Bible and Saddle Camp. They sold the ranch in 2009 and moved to Harvey.

Florence is survived by her husband Lewellyn; one daughter, Loreve Harris of Willowbrook, Illinois; two grandsons, Matthew and Caleb Harris, and two sisters, Evangeline Sawin of Topshan, Maine and Gwendolyn (Wesley) Kinney of Knox, Maine. She also had many nieces and nephews. Florence was preceded in death by her parents and one sister Avis Hughey.

Monetary gifts received will be given to Operation Mobilization for David Byle, a nephew who is a missionary in Asia.

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