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Friday, February 9, 2024
11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)
Burial will be on Friday, February 9, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Park River, ND
Rebecca “Becky” S. Clow, 74 of Devils Lake ND passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2024.
Funeral Services for Becky will be held on Friday, February 9, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Devils Lake with Reverend Lori Pankratz officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Park River, ND.
Rebecca Susan Clow, oldest child of Lyle and Donna (Johnson) Clow was born on November 19, 1949, at Hallock MN. Becky grew up on the family farm at Humboldt MN. She attended school there and graduated from Humbolt St. Vincent High School with the class of 1967. She continued her education at the University of Minnesota-Crookston, UND at Grand Forks, ND and earned a degree in accounting from Moorhead State University. She worked in Fargo, ND as a bookkeeper for a time until starting a 30 plus year career with the USDA-Soil Conservation District. She then attended NDSU, Fargo and earned her degree in Agriculture.
Becky began her work with the Soil Conservation District in Park River, ND, Mandan, ND and at Fessenden in Wells County. In 1996 she transferred to Devils Lake and worked here until retiring in 2011. She was a dedicated, hard-working employee, but found that working behind a desk in administration was not for her, she always enjoyed working out in the field more than anything.
Becky was a farm girl through and through. She loved the outdoors, wildflowers, planting trees and a soft spot for animals, all kinds of animals but she always was the proud owner of dogs and cats throughout her life.
As the oldest, Becky cared for her parents when she could, and they cared for her. She embodied Christmas. She was Santa Claus to everyone. She loved to cook and bake. When living in Park River, she lived close to the school and friends of her siblings would frequently stop for something to eat. Becky always had a delicious treat. She knew the family favorites too and you could count on Becky to bring them to any get together. She loved to crochet, needlepoint and quilt. She made many beautiful afghans, doilies, pictures which she shared with family and friends.
She was the ultimate Minnesota Twins fan. She stuck with them through all the ups and downs. Becky had volumes of genealogy research and so many pictures to go with it. No matter what side of the family you were talking about, Becky could give you a life history of that person. In younger years, Becky loved to travel with family and friends. Becky was an avid reader, was very skilled at researching various subjects which was a valuable attribute both at home and at her work. She enjoyed watching old Westerns on TV and frequently commented that they just do not make movies like they use to.
Becky always gave her whole heart to her work, to family, to her home of pets, flowers, and plants. She saw the beauty of God’s creations and loved them all.
Becky is survived by her siblings Darci (Mark) Gilbertson and their children Taylor and Wyatt, Devils Lake, Todd Clow, Twin Valley MN, Brad (Ann) Clow and their children Andrew and Molly, Omaha NE; sister-in-law Rhandi Clow and her children Kelly, Brian, Erin, and Kristine, Grand Forks, ND and loved cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and brother Miles Scott Clow.
Memorials may be directed to the St. Olaf Stained Glass Window Restoration Project or the charity of your choice in memory of Becky.