Connie Lynn (Sauvageau) Lawson, 71, of Surrey, ND sadly left us on July 30th, 2022 following a heroic battle with cancer. A celebration of life will be held in her honor on Saturday, August 6th, from 1pm-5pm at the Carnegie Center 105 2nd Ave SE, Minot ND

This is the story of Connie Lynn (Sauvageau) Lawson. Connie was a wonderful woman that was loved, is missed, and will always be cherished. She was an amazing wife, mom, daughter, mother-in-law and a baker of brownies like no other could be.

Connie’s story starts on August 24, 1950, in Fargo, ND as the only daughter to Alcid and Blanche Sauvageau. In January 1962, Al and Blanche moved their family to Anamoose. After she was able to stop crying because of the shock of moving to such a small town, Connie would spend her childhood growing up, going to school, and making many lifelong friends. Connie shared her childhood adventures with her four loving (and maybe a bit overprotective) brothers, Ron (Linda) Sauvageau, Duane Sauvageau, Darrell (Gloria) Sauvageau and Mark (Barbara) Sauvageau.

Connie was an amazing mother, and would do anything for her children, Heidi (Kevin), Jodi (Adrian) and Brooks (Melissa). She would always decorate for birthdays and could do amazing things with balloons, bunny cakes and twisted streamers. Movie night was always interesting. Not many mothers let their children watch scary movies, and then hide so the kids have to look for her so she can jump out of the closet and scare them even more. They inherited her greatest qualities and are forever grateful for teaching them to work hard and love harder.

Connie was an amazing mother, but she was an even more amazing grandma. Connie will be greatly missed by all her grandchildren, Travis, Megan, Gabriel, Lincoln, Eden, Theo, Kaidin and Oliver. She would never miss a concert, sporting event or any activity her grandchildren had going on. She loved baking and cooking for them and taking them on all kinds of adventures. One of her favorites was the annual trip to Medora (no parents allowed), where they would eat ice cream for breakfast, play mini-golf, take a dip in the pool, and then stop by the fudge shop before heading to the musical. The sounds of her children and grandchildren’s laughter filling her home warmed her heart.

Connie loved nothing more than family gatherings and bringing people together. Connie was close to all of her nieces and nephews. She loved and cared for them as if they were her own, Renae, Ron Jr., Duane Jr., Misty, Brian, Brad, Tiffany, Brandon and Brienne.

Connie married Monte in 1995. They took many trips to Denver to visit family and drive up into the mountains. They enjoyed bowling when they played on a couple’s league, movie nights, and tearing up the dance floor when the occasion presented itself.  Connie always enjoyed a full house and loved visits from Monte’s children, daughter Teri and sons Scott (Melissa) and Danny (Jen). Grandchildren, Buddy (Chelsea), Amber (Andrew), Grayson, Grant, Gavin, Hannah, Brynn, Karah and Lane were always a joy. All the great-grandchildren, Briley, Bexley, Bria, Weston and Jameson would add to the fun.

Connie enjoyed baking, shopping, and loudly singing along to Cher and Whitney Houston during the annual Easter road trip to Heidi’s house in Wyoming. She loved a good game of cards, especially when there was a pot to be won. Connie enjoyed visiting with friends and family, unless Judge Judy was on…then she was not to be bothered. Holidays were always special. Halloween meant tons of costumes, New Year’s brought food, games, and late, late nights, and baking for Christmas began weeks before. But Connie did not need a holiday, she celebrated life every day.


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