Mary E.  Graf Howatt


Mary Elizabeth Graf Howatt, beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend, returned to our Heavenly Father on March 17, 2023, following sudden heart failure after 54 years of full and rewarding life. She was an anchor and a light in the lives of everyone who knew her, often serving as a life coach since before the position was invented. Her final act of love was to continue selfless service to others through organ donation.

An extended obituary may be found at the Boulger Funeral Home website at:

Mary lived a life full of love, laughter, and chocolate. She will be dearly missed and remembered always by family and community alike. Visitation will be held at St. William’s Catholic Church in Argusville, ND, from 4-7pm on Sunday, March 26 with prayer service to follow. Funeral service will be Monday, March 27 at 10:30 am with viewing before and a lunch provided afterward at church. Mary’s interment will be in Cameron, WI, later in the week.

The family appreciates memorials to assist with a living memory project to honor Mary but encourages you to continue her legacy through your own service work or memorial donation to one of these organizations:

Life Source (organ donation services) -

ND Council on the Arts Cultural Endowment Fund - or your local foodshelf.

Arrangements entrusted to Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. To view the livestream and sign the guestbook, please visit:

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