Meyer, Jessie Mae (nee Stockford)

Meyer, Jessie Mae (nee Stockford)

October 24, 1945 – June 20, 2018
Age 72 of Lakeville, (formerly Bisbee, ND), died peacefully, Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 surrounded by her family. There will be a Celebration of Life at the Crossroads Church in Lakeville, MN on July 28, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Jessie Meyer was born October 24, 1945, at her parent’s house in Clay County, Kentucky, the daughter of Clair and Rosie (Roberts) Stockford. She was raised in Casselton and Jamestown. In 1964, she married Bill Meyer and they raised a family in Baldwin, ND (Bismarck) and later moving to Agate, ND to take over the family farm. After retiring, Jessie enjoyed her two cats Troubles and Lady Liberty, she adopted after the mother cat dropped them off at her house. She also spent time with her children and grandchildren. Jessie enjoyed gardening and taking care of flowers. She loved birds and would have many hummingbirds come to her garden. Jessie was also an avid pinochle player and spent many late nights playing with friends and family.  Jessie dedicated her life to caring for others. She cared for the elderly in her Jamestown and Bismarck homes and also worked at St. Vincent’s nursing home in Bismarck, ND as a CNA. In 1983, Jessie and her family moved to Agate where the family took over the Larsen family farm. Jessie later moved to Bisbee and worked as a CNA at the Towner County Living Center, in Cando, while also caring for her elderly uncle. Jessie is survived by sons Mark (Penny) Meyer, Lakeville, MN, and Paul Meyer, Lidgerwood, ND; daughters Mary Meyer, Riverview, Florida, Michelle (Tom) Ferry, Lakeville, MN and Melissa Ludwig, Apollo Beach, FL; sister Shirley Robideau, Minneapolis, MN; brother John Stockford, Fargo, ND; 13 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and companion, Don Buchholz, Bisbee, ND. Jessie is proceeded in death by her parents, Clair and Rosie Stockford, and her brother Kenneth. (Publiahed online by Tributes.com).