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Carol Stockton

Carol A. Stockton, 79, of Fargo, ND and formerly of Neche, ND passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015, at the Essentia Health, Fargo, ND. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church, Neche, ND. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 8th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a 6:00 p.m. prayer service at the Atonement Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND. Burial will be held in the Union Cemetery, Neche, ND. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Carol was born January 25, 1936 in Stephen, MN to Bert and Irene (Felt) Hvidsten. She was baptized in Stephen. In 1937, the family moved to Neche, ND. Carol was confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church. She attended Neche schools, spending her freshman year at Crookston Agricultural School and graduated from Neche High School in 1954. While in school she played basketball and was a cheerleader for the Neche Indians.
On August 18, 1957, she was married to her high school sweetheart James "Stook" Stockton. In 1958, she graduated with a degree in physical education and business with a minor in English from Moorhead State Teacher's College. She was a member of the Pi Mu Phi Sorority. She taught in Cavalier then in Neche until her retirement in 1976. While teaching she taught business and physical education, coached basketball and track, and was a cheerleading and GAPA advisor. She was a respected and inspirational teacher, coach and mentor, loved by many former students.
She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church where she taught confirmation and belonged to WELA. Carol also enjoyed the Red Hats and was an avid Bison fan.
In November of 2013, Carol and Stook moved to Fargo. They attended Atonement Lutheran Church while living there.
Survivors include her husband, James "Stook" Stockton; children: Scott (Leanne) Stockton, White Bear Lake,MN, Kirk (Angie) Stockton, Neche, ND, Jamie Kay (Wally) Dodd, Cape Coral, FL; grandchildren: Brandon Stiff, Amanda (Joseph) Hoppe, Christine Lane Stockton; Kendra (Christopher) Trupe and Tyler Stockton; Danielle Dodd; great-grandchildren: Cohen Trupe and John Stuke Hoppe; siblings: Allen (Mavis) Hvidsten, John (Janice) Hvidsten, Judy (Bert) Warner, Kay (Melvin) Stark; sister-in-law, Shirley (Ernie) Ertz, and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; son, Brian C. Stockton, sister, Theresa Ione Hvidsten; father and mother-in-law, George "Stuke" and Vera "Toots" Stockton.

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Dear Kirk and family, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. She was such a great lady and your dad. They came many times to visit my dad in the hospital Herb Paulson and always brought a smile to my dads face and mine. The greatest generation of the special people from Neche are leaving us. I felt like I hardly got time to meet everyone and they are gone. Great people both your parents and because of them and people made my life better by being able to know them. Sincerely, Ann Paulson and my mother also wanted me to tell you how sorry she was. Ruth Bustin

ann paulson Jan 23 2016 12:00 AM

As a former classmate of Carols, I sense a great loss as she was always a very kind and supportive person to all she knew. The family will miss her a great deal. Carol was a inspiration to familyl and friends and will be missed. God bless you Carol.

Bill Nash Dec 26 2015 12:00 AM

Teaching colleague of Carol, Neche High School, 1964-1969.

Burton Fleming Dec 24 2015 12:00 AM

I was very sorry to hear the news of Carol's passing. I remember her as a wonderfully kind and caring person. My deepest sympathies to her family and friends. Peace in Christ, Barry Chaffee

Barry Chaffee Dec 15 2015 12:00 AM

I was saddened to read Carol's obituary in the paper. I taught with Carol in Neche. I will remember her as being very welcoming and helpful to me as a first year teacher. She was always very positive and a good teacher. My prayers are with you as you grieve her death. Sincerely, Karen and Rich Axvig

Karen Axvig Dec 13 2015 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I graduated from Cavalier High School. Mrs. Stockton was my FAVORITE teacher. She had a profound affect on my becoming a physical education and health teacher. I taught in the Fargo Public Schools for thirty seven years. She was my mentor.

Heather McPherson Neismc Dec 10 2015 12:00 AM

Thank you for thinking of us and sending the obituary during this time of sorrow. Our hearts go out to you and all your family. What a delightful and encouraging person Carol was. Leader, model teacher (she taught me typing and bookkeeping), chief encourager, Bible study promoter, world missions advocate, prayer warrior. I can only imagine the steady outpouring of love and influence she had as wife, mother, grandma, and sister to all in your family. You miss her dearly now, but she and Brian have been wonderfully reunited, beaming with joy in the presence of Jesus. Diane and I have warm memories of our visit with her in Neche two years ago. Before we came, she emailed us "looking forward to seeing you." Then after we spoke at Christ Lutheran, "It was so good to have you share with us. Do come back. God bless." She mailed letters to us in Peru starting in the mid 80s, especially at Christmas, and always spoke so highly of each one of her children, what each one was doing, how it was going in Neche and beyond. Many years later, in October 1999, she proudly sent us her first email message, and we felt more connected than ever. Carol's legacy is faith, joy, and love. We pray that God wrap his loving arms around you all, giving comfort and strength as only He can.

Dan and Diane Hintz Dec 10 2015 12:00 AM

I am so sad to hear of your loss. Carol was one of the most influential people in my life. A person of integrity. She was so much to so many. She will be remembered as a teacher, a leader, a mentor and a friend. Carol always inspired me to do my very best; from Typing class to Phys Ed class. She taught me the importance of fairness, respect and sportsmanship. I remember her positive attitude, friendly smile and great laugh, one who loved her family, her life and people. And most importantly one who loved her Savior. Rest assured she is with her Father. Blessings to all of you.

Patty Puppe Dec 10 2015 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Carol was truly a kind and generous friend. We will always remember her great sense of humor. She just loved to laugh. A memorial has been sent to the Salvation Army in memory of Carol. Love, the Gaffneys

Eloyce and Gene Gaffney Dec 9 2015 12:00 AM

so sorry such a special lady. our thoughts and prayers to your family

Robert and Jean Blair Dec 9 2015 12:00 AM

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