Roberta Ann Enger Southam

May 7, 1936-Sep[t. 11, 2021

Roberta Ann Enger

Southam, 85, Fargo, died

in her home at Touch-

mark on September 11,


Roberta was born May

7th, 1936, in Moorhead,

MN to Ernest and Teresa

Enger. She was raised in

Halstad, and Montevideo,

graduating from Montevi-

deo High School in 1954.

She attended North Dako-

ta Agricultural College

(now North Dakota State

University), obtaining a

Pharmacy degree in 1958.

She was a member of the

Kappa Alpha Theta sorori-

ty and was a four-year

member of the Gold Star

Band. She married Jack

Southam of Mohall, ND

June 16, 1957.

Roberta worked as a

pharmacist in ND and NC

before she and Jack pur-

chased the City Drug

Store in Mohall, ND. She

was very active in Mohall

business and community

promotion. She was elect-

ed president of the North

Dakota Pharmaceutical

Association and served

from 1983-84. She and

Jack were the first hus-

band and wife to both

serve as president of the

North Dakota Pharma-

ceutical Association. In

1990 she was appointed

by Governor Sinner as a

member of the North

Dakota State Board of

Pharmacy and served as

its first woman president

in 1993-94. In 2010 the

board honored her with

lifetime licensure as a re-

gistered pharmacist.

Upon retirement in

2000 she and Jack took a

long-awaited dream vaca-

tion to Norway, several

cruises, and spent winters

in Mesa, AZ. Roberta en-

joyed her many friends,

playing bridge, family ac-

tivities, holiday decorat-

ing, watching NDSU Bis-

on football and attending

the Norsk Hostfest. Rober-

ta was a current member

of Olivet Lutheran

Church, Fargo, and the

Sons of Norway Thor

Lodge, Minot, ND.

Her husband of 63 years

preceded her in death in

March 2021. She is sur-

vived by her children

Michael, Chicago, IL, Pa-

trick (Susan) St. Pauls,

NC, and Heather, Bloom-

ington, MN. Sister-in-law

and brother-in-law Carol

and Don Erickson,

Mohall, ND, a niece and

nephew, and many


The family would like

to extend special thanks

and gratitude to Hospice

of the Red River Valley for

their loving and compas-

sionate care.

Memorials may be

directed to the Hospice of

the Red River Valley, the

NDSU Class of 1956-58

Pharmacy Scholarship

Fund, or Olivet Lutheran

Church. Flowers are ap-


Her funeral will be held

1:00 p.m., Saturday, Sep-

tember 18, at Boulger

Funeral Home, Fargo.

Visitation will be Friday

September 17, from 6:00

p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sa-

turday from noon until

1:00 p.m. Burial will be in

the Oakwood Cemetery,

Harwood, ND.

The service will be

live-streamed and avail-

able for viewing on


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