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Helen Green

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Helen Green

Aug. 23, 1922-Feb. 2, 2014

Helen Green, 91, of Fargo, died Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Rosewood on Broadway, Fargo.

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Helen Mae Baxter was born to Clifford and Emma (Braniff) Baxter on August 23, 1922 at Fort Totten, N.D. Helen grew up and lived in various parts of North Dakota, Minnesota and Montana.

She graduated from Helena High School in Helena, Mont., attended one year of business college and worked 10 years at the University of Minnesota. She taught food and nutrition in the Detroit Lakes area and on the White Earth Indian Reservation.

In 1941, she married Harold Motschenbacher at Penn, N.D. In 1946, Harold died and in 1947 she married Alfred Green in Moorhead.

Helen was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Fargo, and a charter member of Grace Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, a volunteer for Lifeline and a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 5115 in Ulen. She volunteered through Hospice, working with cancer patients.

Helen enjoyed traveling the United States and Canada.

Surviving Helen are one son, Dennis (Sandra) Green of New Market, Minn.; sister, Hazel Dunnigan of Cavalier, N.D.; two half sisters, Clara (Clinton) Thurston, Fargo, and Marge (Bernard) Ordahl, Ariz.; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Preceding Helen in death were her husbands, Harold, Sr., and Alfred; an infant daughter; son, Harold Motschenbacher, Jr.; sister, Charlotte Willett; one granddaughter, Heidi Motschenbacher; sister, Blanche Williams; brother, Harvey Baxter; and stepbrother, Gordon Moe.

Memorials preferred to Javnaker Cemetery in Borup, Grace Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, or Roger Maris Cancer Center for polycythemia studies.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 at West Funeral Chapel, West Fargo, with visitation for one hour prior.

Burial will be in Jevnaker Cemetery, Borup, at a later date.

Arrangements were made with West Funeral Home, West Fargo (westfuneralhome.com).

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