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Roxanne "Roxy" Sawyer

November 15, 1962 — January 20, 2024

Roxanne "Roxy" Sawyer

Roxanne Marie Sawyer-Svaleson born of Dagny and Alvin Svaleson in Hillsboro ND November 15, 1962 she passed away peacefully with her children by her side at Sanford Medical Center January 20, 2024.  

Roxanne grew up in Hillsboro ND and attended school there and did gymnastics. She graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1981. She then met and married Richard Sawyer December 19, 1987 and moved to Pine River Minnesota.  She had 3 children whom she loved. She was loved by all she came in contact with.  “Roxy” loved rodeo, horses, Jesus, all things Christmas, and was a jokester to many.  She worked at the Pine River-Backus school as a paraprofessional and bus driver and also worked at the grocery store in Pine River for many years. She just recently moved to Jamestown ND. 

Roxanne survived by her sister Deanne Baker and Karen Dygert; children Casey Sawyer, Ricky (Rachel) Sawyer and Jessica Sawyer; grandchildren Willa, Zoey, Paisley, Finnegan and many nieces and nephews.  

She was proceeded in death by her parents Dagny and Alvin Svaleson, sister Hedy Nagel-Svaleson, brother Dwight Svaleson, grandson Tritt Sawyer, nephews Grant Sawyer, Bryce Mink, Gerald Foix.

Memorial services will be held at 4pm on Sunday February 4, 2023 at  Riverview Church, Pine River MN. A visitation will begin at 3pm at Riverview Church. 

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