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Elizabeth Melissa Watson Begg

Elizabeth Melissa Watson Begg

Elizabeth Melissa Watson Begg, age 85, died on August 31, 2017 at Ridgeview Hospital in Waconia, MN. Elizabeth attended the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, graduating with a BA in Philosophy. She also earned a BS in Education at VCSU, majoring in Mathematics Education. Elizabeth was married to the Rev. A. James Begg for 53 years. He served as pastor and teacher at United Church of Christ churches and conferences in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. During that time, she partnered with him to support and care for the people in each of these communities while nurturing and rearing four children: Mary, Tracy, Alan, and Arthur. Their daughter Tracy died at age 13. The family now includes Mary's husband, Eric Jacobson, Alan's wife, Greta Hansen Begg, and four grandchildren. We celebrate and remember her passion for justice as well as her belief that every human is a Child of God, deserving of His grace and love. She clapped the hardest, sang the loudest, and always laughed with unabashed joy. Friends and family may gather at the UCC Congregational Church in Valley City, ND, September 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Special music will be provided by the Heather & Thistles Pipe and Drums, of which Elizabeth was a member for many years.