|Pearl Boe, 91|
|Written by TRF Times|
Thief River Falls - Pearl Boe, 91, died on Thursday, October 7, 2004 at Oakland Park Nursing Home in Thief River Falls.
Funeral services were held on Monday, October 11 at Alma Lutheran Church in rural Argyle, with Rev. Dennis Gray and Rev. Raynard Huglen officiating. Casket bearers included all of Pearl’s grandchildren. Interment was held at Alma Cemetery in rural Argyle.
Pearl Amelia Jarshaw was born on March 1, 1913 on the home farm in New Solum Township, Marshall County, the oldest of nine children, to Alfred and Tillie (Langlee) Jarshaw. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and attended Busy Bee Country School. Pearl stayed at home and worked on the family farm.
When Pearl was 21, she was interested in going out working to make some money. One day a “Foster” peddler came to their house who knew of some people by the name of Boe, northwest of Viking, who needed a hired girl. There were two sons and an elderly mother that Pearl took care of.
Pearl was united in marriage to Nels Boe on April 10, 1935 in Crookston. The couple made their home on the family farm in Marsh Grove Township in Marshall County. Nels and Pearl had five children together. She farmed together with her husband and also worked at Arctic Enterprises. Pearl was a very hard worker her entire life. Pearl moved to Valley Home in 1995, and in 2001, she moved to Oakland Park Nursing Home.
Pearl was in her 60s when she got her driver’s license. She was a wonderful cook and made a great baked chicken. She loved flowers, gardening and picking berries. Pearl enjoyed helping other people do whatever they asked of her. She especially loved spending time with her family and friends.
She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Newfolden and active in Ladies Aid and was a member of Alma Lutheran Church and an Honorary Member of WMF. She was also a member of Homemakers Club and a Birthday Club.
Pearl is survived by three children: Marlys (Oscar) Bergos of Moorhead, Merlin (Kathy) Boe of Viking and Shirley (Marwood) Hunstad of Bemidji; 15 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Beverly Boe of Thief River Falls; sisters and brothers: Sam Jarshaw of Drayton, N.D., Irvin (Marge) Jarshaw of Thief River Falls, Irene Holmstrom of Thief River Falls, Maynard (Kathy) Jarshaw of Olympia, Wash., Florence Lykken of Thief River Falls and Fern Bruggeman of Thief River Falls; sister-in-law, Genevieve Jarshaw of Thief River Falls; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nels in 1962; parents; daughter and son-in-law, Arlene and Dale Carew; son Gene Boe; brothers Elmer and James; and two grandchildren. A00003B2004OT13