Written by Herald-News
Opal DeTienne, 84, of Bainville, died at her residence Sunday morning, Aug. 3, 2014.
Opal Anseth was born Oct. 8, 1929, to Edor and Grace (Gorder) Anseth. She was raised on a farm in Round Prairie, N.D., west of Williston. She attended Round Prairie School before moving to Williston to attend high school, graduating in 1947.
She married Clarence DeTienne March 23, 1963. In 2013, they celebrated 50 years of togetherness. They had two children, Darcy and Russell. One of the lights of her life was her young granddaughter Grace.
She was a homemaker. She enjoyed raising her two children and tending her garden and flowers. She loved a good game of Scrabble, playing softball, playing cards, solving crossword puzzles, sewing and watching her children participate in their school activities. Most of all, she loved to dance.
She started working as the secretary at Bainville Public School in 1977, retiring in 2000 after 22 years of service. She was dearly loved by all the students, and she felt the same about them, often joking that she had a whole school full of kids and then grandkids.
She was a true angel of service. She was a caregiver, upholsterer, farmhand, gardener, seamstress, beautician, medical assistant (fixer of boo-boos on the playground!) and so much more. If someone needed her assistance, it was happily given and delivered with a smile.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence of
Bainville; daughter, Darcy of Laramie, Wyo.; son, Russell of Bozeman; one granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by four sisters, Elvina McLean, Bernice Anseth, Gloria Roller and Nyla Olson; and two brothers, Bernie Anseth and
Cremation will take place. No funeral services are planned. An informal gathering for friends and family will take place at the Legion Hall in Bainville Thursday, Aug. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m.