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Ida H. Womacks

Ida H. Womacks, age 94, of New Rockford, ND, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at Carrington Health Center, Carrington, ND.

Ida Christ was born on September 14, 1917, the daughter of William and Dora (Zehrfield) Christ in Superior Township of Eddy County, where she grew up and attended school. Ida was united in marriage to Alvin Womacks on September 28, 1935, in New Rockford.

Ida worked as a clerk in various New Rockford businesses and retired from Red’s Super Valu in 1979. Alvin died on March 12, 1980.

She was very active in Superior Homemakers, Central ND Steam Threshers Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, NR Cemetery Association and Handicap Club, along with being an avid quilter. She was a caregiver to many, including her son Maynard for more than 50 years. She was nominated for ND Merit Mother of the Year in 1988, Maxwell House 100 Heroes in 1992, and featured in the book, “Beautiful Women of North Dakota” recognized as The Beauty of Happiness. Ida took pride in being a survivor of the Great Depression and used those lessons she learned throughout the course of her life. She was independent, frugal, resilient, compassionate, and above all, a survivor of all her life’s adversities. She will always be remembered for her caring heart and positive outlook on life. Ida was a human angel who has embraced the lives of so many.

Survivors include her children Shirley Packard, New Rockford, ND, William (Danielle) Womacks, Virginia Beach, VA, Vida (Jerome) Klocke, Underwood, ND; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; a sister Lillie Hartl, New Rockford; and several cousins.

Ida was preceded in death by her husband Alvin “Slim” Womacks; son Maynard, daughter Maryann Harrison; her parents; brother Reynold Christ, sisters Margaret Cann, Wilma Guler, Betty Christ; and two sons-in-law, Robert Packard and Thomas Harrison.


FUNERAL SERVICE: First Lutheran Church, New Rockford, ND

DATE AND TIME: Monday, March 12, 2012 at 10:30 AM

INTERMENT: Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford, ND

Posted Condolences:


Name: Denise Applegate-Roerick

Date: 3/14/12

Message: I can remember working in the Nu Cafe and being so impressed with Ida's wonderful care of Maynard and her loving spirit towards her children and grandchildren. Coming home to NR at the Steam Threshers she was so wonderful to see, a real part of my hometown. Peace to her family, she was a wonderful woman.


Name: Christy Reimer (Klein)

Date: 3/12/12

Message: Since I heard, my prayers & thoughts have been with you Vida, Jerome & your family.  I didn't know your Mom but what I've read & heard, she was a beautiful, loving & extraordinary lady who gave so much of herself.  Her legacy & memories will be carried on by you & so many others she has touched.  May the Lord's loving spirit & graces help you thru this.  My most deepest sympathy to all  and including the Klocke family having lost both their parents so recently.


Name: Joyce Pistol

Date: 3/12/12

Message: What a beautiful lady! She will me missed by many.  I always loved it when she came into the Hardware Store, she always had a nice smile for everyone, very real, never put on.... and was always so patient if I was busy and she had to wait, or if I couldn't find what she wanted and had to look for a couple minutes. God bless Ida and her family and I hope knowing that she had such a full life and was such a wonderful lady will help you through this difficult time in your lives.


Name: Conni Dungan-Fugleberg

Date: 3-10-2012

Message: My thoughts and prayers too are with you all!

I just don't know what to say. She was one of the sweetest little ladies in New Rockford!  My memories of her go back to my childhood, and her working at Red's Super Bali, and her beautiful quilts!

Her smile lit up her face and it was contagious!

She will be missed!


Name: Granddaughter-Teresa

Date: 3/9/2012

Message: My beautiful Grandma---My memories will be everlasting. Helping in her garden--actually I was just stealing all the peas, following behind her to feed the chickens and gather eggs, Christmas on the stairs,asking for gum and getting a half a piece of Wrigley's gum, waving to her and Maynard as they drove by,saying "knock-knock" as she was coming in for a visit, Easter baskets made from strawberry containers-each with our names on the Easter egg, grandma bacon, her smell, her laugh and her stories. People look for heroes their whole lives-mine lived just beyond my backyard.


Name: Buck Cann

Date: 3/9/2012

Message: My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I wish I could be there, please know that in spirit, I am. I love you all very much.


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