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Mary Provo

November 24, 1934 — June 30, 2016

Mary Patricia Provo of Perham, MN passed away on June 30, 2016 at her home after her yearlong journey with brain cancer.

Born in Wadena on 1934, Pat was the 3rd child of 11 born to Everett and Seraphine (Winkels) Davis. Pat graduated from Verndale High School and went to nurses training in Little Falls where she graduated as an RN. She married Alfred Provo in September 1955 and they moved to Princeton, MN. She was employed by the Princeton Hospital for her entire nursing career. Pat was proud of and enjoyed her work in Obstetrics. She retired in 1999 and moved to Perham. She loved her home on the lake. Here she surrounded herself with the things she loved and made sure she had room for the people she loved too. Her flower gardens showed her passion and talent for gardening. Pat was an avid quilter; she made quilts through her mission circle work, joined Quilts of Valor and went on many quilting travel adventures. She loved to travel and was able to take many wonderful trips both in the US and abroad throughout her life, including her annual trip to Scottsdale to enjoy time with family while getting a break from the coldest time in MN. She treasured her time with family, extended family and friends.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents Seraphine and Everett Davis; her husband of nearly 30 years Alfred Provo; granddaughter Alisha Provo; sisters Donna Mlazgar, Coney Corrigan and Eileen Morrison; and her brother Duane Davis.

Surviving Pat are her children Lynne (Steve) Gamm, Janice (Jake) Lennox, Diane (Jesse) Walizer, Bruce (Sue) Provo, Michele Provo and Anne (Pete) Couture; her grandchildren Christina Gamm, Sarah Gamm, Jennifer Lennox, Jackie (Matt) Dalbec, Justin Lennox, Bree Risch, Jeremy (Kim) Walizer, Alex Provo, Brett Provo, Gavin Craig, Michael Craig, Callyn Couture and John Couture; her great-grandchildren Alana Lennox, Kaden, Jordyn and Jaxson Risch and Jase Walizer; her siblings Carol (Dick) Nordstrom, Beth (Dan) Colby, John (June) Davis, Ron (Sue) Davis, Gerald (Janette) Davis and Steve (Dona) Davis; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held at Schoeneberger Funeral Home, 254 3rd Avenue SW, Perham, MN on July 5 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. with parish prayers at 7:00 p.m.

A memorial Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. on July 6 at St Henry's Catholic Church in Perham with a luncheon to follow at St Henry's. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the Mass at church.

Burial with a graveside service will be held at the Oak Knoll Cemetery in Princeton, MN on July 7 at 12:00 noon. Friends and family are welcome. A luncheon will be held at Jerry and Janette Davis's, 12712 313th Ave NW, Princeton, MN 55371.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the St Henry's Mission Circle at Church of St Henry, 234 2nd Ave SW, Perham, MN 56573.

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