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Published November 06, 2013, 12:00 AM

Mary “Pat” Eastland

Mary “Pat” Eastland, age 73, of Larimore, ND, passed away on Monday, November 4, 2013 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.

Pat was born February 13, 1940 in Minneapolis, MN, the daughter of Eugene and Marjorie (Andrews) Farley. When she was an infant, her family moved to Fargo, where she was raised and educated, graduating from Fargo Central High School in 1958. She then attended the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Nursing School in Grand Forks, where she received her RN degree in 1961. She enjoyed her job as an RN taking care of the sick and the injured. She worked as an RN in hospitals in Grand Forks, Jamestown, Fargo, Great Falls, St. Paul, Ft. Worth and Fergus Falls, a career which lasted 42 years.

Mary “Pat” Eastland

Mary “Pat” Eastland, age 73, of Larimore, ND, passed away on Monday, November 4, 2013 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.

Pat was born February 13, 1940 in Minneapolis, MN, the daughter of Eugene and Marjorie (Andrews) Farley. When she was an infant, her family moved to Fargo, where she was raised and educated, graduating from Fargo Central High School in 1958. She then attended the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Nursing School in Grand Forks, where she received her RN degree in 1961. She enjoyed her job as an RN taking care of the sick and the injured. She worked as an RN in hospitals in Grand Forks, Jamestown, Fargo, Great Falls, St. Paul, Ft. Worth and Fergus Falls, a career which lasted 42 years.

She was united in marriage to Don Eastland on June 1, 1963 in Fargo. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple moved to rural Larimore in June, 2005. After retiring she worked at the Larimore Drug and Gift for 3 years.

She was active in the Girl Scouts in St. Paul serving as an assistant scout leader. She was presently vice president of the Elm Grove Church Ladies Aid.

Surviving members of her family include her husband: Don; daughter: Susan (Chris) Swanson, Bayport, MN and son: Mark (Lisa) Eastland, Atlanta, GA; grandchildren: Hunter, Olivia, Brody and Joshua Swanson; Emilie and Mary Eastland; brother: Mike (Robbie) Farley, Apple Valley, MN and her special pet dog: Skeeter. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson: Parker Eastland and 2 brothers: Timothy and Terence.

FUNERAL SERVICES: 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2013 in Elm Grove Lutheran Church, rural McCanna, ND.

INTERMENT: Bellevue Cemetery, Larimore, ND.

VISITATION: Friday, November 8 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service held in the Bakke Funeral Home of Larimore. Visitation will also be for one hour prior to the funeral in the church on Saturday.

BAKKE FUNERAL HOME, LARIMORE, ND

Online Guestbook: www.bakkefuneralhomes.com

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