Jean Stafford

July 7, 1946-Jan. 17, 2021

Jean Elaine Stafford, 74,

of Bismarck formerly of

Harvey, ND passed away

on Sunday, January 17,

2021 at the Baptist Health

Care Center, Bismarck.

There will be a joint

funeral service for Jean

and her husband, Ardell,

who passed away on No-

vember 21, 2020 at the

First Lutheran Church,

Harvey on Saturday, July

24, 2021 at 11 a.m. Inter-

ment will follow in the

Sunnyside Cemetery, Har-

vey, ND.

Jean was born on July 7,

1946 in Williston, ND to

Melvin and Lorraine

(Thompson) Stenseth. She

grew up in Arnegard, ND

attending grade school

and three years of high

school. The school conso-

lidated with Watford City

and she graduated from

high school in 1964. Jean

attended the University of

North Dakota Williston

Campus for two years and

transferred to Minot State

University. She obtained

her Bachelor of Science

Degree in education. She

began her teaching career

in Harvey in 1969. Jean

married Ardell Stafford

on June 2, 1973 in Willis-

ton. They lived in Harvey

where they raised a

daughter, Becky. She re-

tired in 2006 after having

taught First Grade for

many years at the B.M.

Hanson Elementary

School. After retirement

they moved to Bismarck

with residence in the Bap-

tist Health Care Center.

Ardell passed away on

November 21, 2020.

Jean loved teaching and

reading. She enjoyed

shopping and spending

time with teachers,

sisters-in-law and friends.

She also enjoyed hosting

family get togethers and

was always happy to be

with her brother, Dwight

and sister-in-law Sheryl.

Jean was a member of the

First Lutheran Church,

Harvey, ND.

Jean is survived by: her

daughter and son-in-law,

Becky and Thomas

Lampp of New Orleans;

brother, Dwight (Sheryl)

of Aurora, CO, numerous

brothers-in-law and

sisters-in-law, nieces,

nephews, and cousins.

Jean was preceded in

death by: her parents;

brother, Gary and an in-

fant sister, Carol.

In lieu of flowers,

memorials are preferred

to the Harvey Public Li-

brary, 119 10th St. East,

Harvey, ND 58341.

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