Mary Tron

Boulger Funeral Home

Mary Tron

Moorhead - Mary Tron, 71, Moorhead, MN died Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Hospice House-Sanford.

Mary (Erickson) Tron was born to Lloyd and Arlene (Bredeson) Erickson on August 6, 1949 in Jamestown.

Mary attended the University of North Dakota's School of Nursing using an Army scholarship to pay for her education. Mary graduated from UND in 1972 with the rank of 1st Lieutenant.

In May of 1971 Mary married Philip Tron in Fargo.

After graduation she began her active duty, first at Ft Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX then at the US Army Field Hospital at Ft Hood, TX. On December 23, 1972, her unit was mobilized in response to an earthquake in Nicaragua.

In December of 1973, Mary was transferred to the 2nd Field Hospital in Bremerhaven, West Germany. During her time there, she achieved the rank of Captain. Their daughter, Sarah, was born in August 1974 in Frankfurt, West Germany.

Mary was discharged in December of 1975 and they returned to the Fargo area. There she worked at St. Luke's Hospital. Their second daughter, Emily, was born in September 1979 in Fargo and their family was complete.

The Tron's moved to Devils Lake, ND in 1980 and Mary worked at Mercy Hospital.

They moved to Hazen, ND in August 1983 and Mary got to enjoy life at home for a few years. During this time, she enjoyed working in her garden and flowerbeds, cross-stitching, and having coffee with friends. The family enjoyed camping, boating, fishing, and traveling. Mary also served as a Sunday School teacher at English Lutheran church and on the church council. She was also a Girl Scout troop leader.

Mary worked at the Sakakawea Medical Center in Hazen for more than 20 years. She retired from nursing in 2011.

Mary and Phil moved to Moorhead, MN in the fall of 2013 to be closer to their family. During their retirement they took their dream trip to Alaska-twice, and drove around Lake Superior to look at light houses. It was during her retirement that her love of quilting really took off.

Mary and Phil celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May, 28, 2021 with a party for family and friends.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Mike, and many beloved dogs and cats.

She is survived and will be deeply missed by her husband Philip, her daughter, Sarah (both of Moorhead); her daughter, Emily, of Fargo; her brothers, Chuck (Betty Jo) Erickson of Devils Lake and David Erickson of Fargo; and her sisters, Paula (Brian) Olmstead and Nancy (Jerry) Mykleseth of Moorhead; along with nine nieces and nephews and their families.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of the Red River Valley or to the New Life Center of Fargo.

Visitation will take place from 9:00-10:00 AM followed by a memorial service at 10:00 AM Friday, July 23, 2021 at Boulger Funeral Home of Fargo. Internment will take place at a later date at the Fargo National Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Online Guestbook:

Posted online on July 21, 2021