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Carolyn Janet Morten

Carolyn Janet Morten, 69, of Larimore, ND, loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister entered into the arms of Jesus at 1:50pm on December 31, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. Philippians 1:21 "For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain, to be absent from the body is to be home with the Lord." Carolyn was born in Northwood, ND to her parents, Reuben C. and Idella J. Sherva who preceded her in death.
Carolyn is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 54 years John E. Morten. They were blessed with and surrounded by their four children: Jesse (Debbie) Morten and their children Travis, Derek, and Taylor; David (Susie) Morten and their children Wyatt, Whitney, and Willo; Sandra Hoverson and her daughter Paris; and Marcy (Tracy) Meidinger and their children Jade, Mackenzie, and Dalton. She is also survived by her brother Raymond C. Sherva and her two sisters Eileen A. McLaren and Dianne G. Sheppard and many nieces and nephews.
Carolyn attended school in Northwood, ND. She was a member of the first church of the Nazarene in Larimore. Carolyn had style, class, and was full of beauty and grace. She loved to cook and entertain for her family and friends. Carolyn instilled caring, compassion, and family values. She had a true appreciation and gratitude for her life and family. Carolyn's faith and trust were always in Jesus Christ and it was of utmost importance that she raise her children and grandchildren to follow Jesus. She enriched the lives of all that were blessed to know her. Her family and friends celebrate her life and will hold in our hearts the beautiful memories of her that we so cherish.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, January 6, 2012 at 11:00am at the Nazarene Church in Larimore, ND. Visitation will be Thursday, January 5, 2012 from 4:00-7:00pm with a 7:00pm prayer service at the Nazarene Church.

Clergy: Pastor Belzer and Pastor Thorson

Pallbearers: Chris McLaren, Cory McLaren, Dalton Meidinger, Derek Morten, Travis Morten, and Wyatt Morten

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Just found out, so sorry my thoughts are with you guys. I'm going to miss her. Greg

Greg Dean Jun 4 2012 12:00 AM

Carolyn was truly a beautiful person inside and out. She touched so many lives in all the things that she did. She will be missed tremendously. Tom and Lori Stallard

Lori stallard Jan 4 2012 12:00 AM

I was sad to hear of Carolyn's death and sorry for you loss. I remember Carolyn and her parents Rueben and Idella when they lived by Ida Walsvik my grandmother in Northwood. I will remember all you in my Prayers. DAVID T WALSVIK PO BOX 1453 NEW TOWN, ND 58763

David Walsvik Jan 4 2012 12:00 AM

To Carolyn's Family, I was saddened to learn of Carolyn's illness - and so sorry to hear of her sudden passing. She was my dad's cousin, and although it has been a few years since I last saw her, I can vividly recall her easy laughter, warmth, and sincerity. To know her was to know a truly genuine person - in all she said and did. Everyone enjoyed her company... she always reminded me of her own mother because of her welcoming personality - very much like Great Auntie' Idella. I know how proud she was of her family... I can only imagine their sense of loss. Please know that you are all in our family's prayers. In some ways... those who we loved the most and remember well to others - they never completely leave us. I know Carolyn left this world a better place because of all she meant to so many people. Wish I could attend the funeral but my work schedule does not permit... you will be in my thoughts. God Bless you all... ~Angela

Angela Walswick Jan 3 2012 12:00 AM

Sweet Caroline now an ANGEL with the angels,watching from above over us all.

Tom and Marilyn Signor Jan 3 2012 12:00 AM

Indeed, Carolyn was one of the most classy, graceful people we've known. We extend our love and prayers to the Morten family after this difficult loss. The name "Carolyn" is said to have its root in the phrase "song of joy", and Carolyn's life was truly a song of joy. May the example of her life be sustained by us all, and may your wonderful loving memories provide some measure of comfort. God bless the life of Carolyn! Love from the Weltes, Lisa Cole Kellie and Peter

Peter Welte Jan 3 2012 12:00 AM