Audrey Jones

Jan. 24, 1944-Jan. 29, 2018

Audrey Jones, 74, died

Monday, January 29, 2018

in the Mountrail Bethel

Home in Stanley, ND.

Audrey was born Janu-

ary 24, 1944 to Pete and

Caroline (Voltin) Hamers

in the Williston, ND hos-

pital. She grew up in Ray

and attended the Ray Pub-

lic Schools. In her teen

years she worked on the

weekends at the Midway

Drive-In Theater, which

her brother, Cecil, owned

and operated. She gra-

duated from Ray High

School in 1962.

She married Lyle “Da-

vid” Aho on August 14,

1962. They lived in Velva

and Tioga for a short time

following their marriage.

They then moved to Ray

to take care of Audrey’s

father, who was in poor

health and passed away in

1963. In May 1964, they

moved to Stanley before

moving to Crosby in Janu-

ary of 1967 where Lyle

was hired as a mechanic

by the Crosby Internation-

al Harvester dealer.

Audrey’s mother moved

in with them to help take

care of their children. Fol-

lowing the death of Lyle’s

mother, they moved their

family and Caroline back

to Stanley, in April 1969,

to be closer to Lyle’s fami-

ly. They purchased a

house in Stanley and

raised their family there.

Audrey’s marriage to Lyle

ended in October 1984.

She then moved to Devils

Lake and worked as a

desk clerk at the Davis

Motel. She moved to

Minot in September of

1985. Due to some health

issues resulting from inju-

ries she sustained in a car

accident in 1977, she was

no longer able to work a

regular job. In May 1986,

Audrey moved back to

Stanley to be close to her


In 1987, Audrey met

LeRoy Jones of Sherwood,

through the Minot Singles

Club. They got married on

November 21, 1987 and

lived in Sherwood. LeRoy

owned and operated a gas

station/auto repair shop,

which his father started in

the 1950s and in 1997,

LeRoy closed the busi-

ness. Audrey and LeRoy

then moved to Stanley

when LeRoy was hired as

a mechanic by Anderson

Equipment in Ross. They

lived with Lyle for 14

months in Stanley, since

he was living alone in a 5

bedroom house. Lyle and

LeRoy had been friends in

the 1970s when Lyle

worked in the Sherwood

area oil fields. Audrey,

LeRoy, and Lyle remained

good friends, until Lyle’s

death in 2002.

In 1998, Audrey and

LeRoy moved back to

Sherwood and in 2003,

they moved to Mohall. In

February 2009, Audrey

moved into the Mohall

Good Samaritan Home,

following a stroke. In No-

vember 2009, she moved

to the Minot Trinity Nurs-

ing Home and in August

2013, she moved to the

Mountrail Bethel Home in

Stanley and resided there

until her death.

Before her stroke, Au-

drey enjoyed cooking,

baking, candy making,

and cake decorating. She

made many kinds of can-

dy and baked goods for

bake sales, bazaars, and

craft shows. She also

baked and decorated

birthday, anniversary, and

wedding cakes. She also

enjoyed writing poetry.

Audrey is survived by:

her and Lyle’s sons,

Joseph (Kim), Stanley,

Jerome (Lorraine), Kan-

napolis, NC, James (Patri-

cia), Stanley; grand-

daughters, Shalene (fi-

anc’e, Norman Ogden),

White Earth, Elizabeth,

Minot, Kristal (fiancÈe,

Isaac James), West Fargo;

step grandchildren, Tyler

(Stephanie) Getzlaff, Man-

dan, Brandon Getzlaff,

Stanley, Desiree Getzlaff

(companion, Andrew

Weidmer), Minot; step

great grandchildren,

Courtney Getzlaff, Aiden

Getzlaff, and Abel Weid-

mer; foster sister, Linda

(Oliver) Garrison, Cincin-

nati, OH; several nieces

and nephews.

Audrey is preceded in

death by: her parents;

brothers, Charles, Chester,

Cecil, and Lester

“Eugene”; sisters, Lucille

“Hap” Weber, and La-

Vonne “Bonnie” Garaas.

The funeral service will

be held: at 2:00 pm on

Monday, February 5, 2018

at Our Saviors Free Luth-

eran Church in Stanley.

Visitation: will be held on

Sunday from 12:00 until

4:00 p.m. at Springan

Stevenson Funeral Home,

Stanley. Interment: will

be at Belden Cemetery,

rural Belden, ND, in the

spring. Online con-

dolences may be shared at

www.springanfuneral and