Noma Rian died peacefully on April 1, 2019 in Fargo, ND at the age of 89.
Noma was born on Feb 19, 1930 in Lunds Valley, ND to John and Esther Rian. She graduated from Stanley High School in 1947 and attended Minot State Teachers College for business training. She spent most of her life in Stanley where she worked as the deputy county auditor and became the business manager for Stanley Community Schools. One of the accomplishments for which she was most proud was successfully implementing a computerized financial system for the school district.
Noma is survived by her sister, Adeline Mueller of Fargo, North Dakota; a niece, Jolene Richardson of Fargo, North Dakota and a nephew, Elmer Mueller of Jackson, Michigan. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Esther Rian.