Vera L. Dominick


Vera Luella Dominick, born May 22, 1926, passed away peacefully on February 27th. She and her husband Floyd shared and lived their lives to the fullest.

Born to Gotthilf and Dorothea Herberg, in Ashley, North Dakota, Vera first lived several years in a sod house on the family farm, and only spoke German until she attended school.  After graduating from Ashley High School, Vera worked briefly for McIntosh County when she met Floyd, who was employed by the CAA (FAA) at the Ashley airport.

In 1947, Vera and Floyd married and moved to Jamestown.  It was the beginning of a wonderful life that included a family, so many great friends, endless entertaining, all sorts of arts and crafts, and lots of travel.  Vera and Floyd also shared a strong faith as members of St. John’s Lutheran church.  Vera very much enjoyed singing in the church choir.

The Dominick home on 5th St NE, with its backyard patio looking up the hill to Jamestown College, hosted the best of German foods and a beautifully tiered hillside of flower beds and gardens.

Bridge, Dominoes, Arts and Crafts, Antiques, Cruises, a Condo in Florida, Concerts, and Theater - Vera and Floyd were always on the go doing something.  They especially enjoyed time spent with their grandchildren.  And, after Floyd passed away in 2007, Vera continued that active lifestyle until a few years ago when she moved to the Heritage Centre.  And even there, for a while, she continued to enjoy the company of friends, staff, and other residents whose families she had known for the better part of her 75 years living in Jamestown.  She spent her last days in Montana with her daughter Debbie and family.

Vera is survived by her daughter Deborah (Kenneth), her son Larry (Cassie); Grandchildren Heather (Jarrett), Ian, Malia (Jeff), and Calli; Great Grandchildren Daylin, Genevieve, Jonathan, and Dominic.

Vera also leaves behind special friends to the end - Loretta, Marlene, Ollie, Chuck. Delores, Mary, and Alice.

As an only child on the farm in a very rural community, Vera’s favorite memories were those moments when she could pause from her chores and schoolwork to watch the passing clouds, imagining their many appearing and disappearing shapes. She continued to point to those shapes and images throughout her life. Now it is we who have shared those moments with her, who continue to watch and see those images in the passing clouds, and remember a life well lived.

Vera will be interred at Highland Home Cemetery with Floyd, her parents, and with the many friends who preceded her there. A memorial service will be held later this year.

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