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Veronica Azure, age 86 of Dunseith, died Thursday, February 2, 2012 in a Belcourt hospital. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. in the St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Dunseith. Burial will be at the St. Ann’s Cemetery in Belcourt in the Spring. A wake will be held on Tuesday beginning at 4:00 P.M. with a prayer service at 8:00 P.M. in the Church.
Veronica Azure, a daughter of Lewis and Gladys (DeCoteau) Wilke, was born on August 31, 1925 at Belcourt. In 1947 she was married to Peter Azure at Belcourt. This marriage later ended.
She is survived by a daughter, Nora Kohuth of Ft. Collins, CO; sons, Lowell Azure of Jamestown, Clarence Azure of Dunseith and Leland Azure of Ocala, CA; 9 grandchildren and one great grandchild; one brother, Pat Wilke of Belcourt.
I want to share this FB posting from Lorna to Art with you. Lorna is a very close friend of Rose’s
Reply to picture from Pastor Earle( #1) and Arlene (#27) Duame’s son, StephanGary,
What a joy to hear from you. I’m Stephen, Arlene and Earle’s son. My dad passed away in 1996. I have many fond memories of our time in the Turtle Mountains and with the people there. I was best friends with Jerry Larson and returned for many years. Those four church’s I can never forget. We would love to have the picture, thank you.
954-456-4527 – Stephen home
954-458-0614 – Arlene home
Gary’s reply to Stephan
Thank you so much for this reply. I have included a message with the Ladies Aid picture that Neola Kofoid Garbe sent out to her Bottineau list of friends and many others. You mother, # 27, Arlene Duame, makes 5 folks still living that are in this picture. We will include you with any further correspondance of this picture and also of the 4 churches that we may have.
I was born in 1947, so I would have been 8 to 11 when your dad was our pastor. I do remember him well, but I don’t remember much about your family. After I left ND at the age of 19 I kind of lost touch with most of my Confirmation class. Until several months before Jerry Larson’s passing, we had not seen or spoken to one another since about 1965. I had lost my copy of my confirmation picture, so I contacted all of my Confirmation class trying to locate a copy. Betty Hanson finely found hers. With these contacts, I had a really nice chat with Jerry.
Take care and keep in touch,
Thank you Neola for preparing these pictures, I’m sure it must have been quite a project. Thanks Gary for sending them to me. Also, thanks again Shirley for ‘finding’ me a few years ago. The pictures make my memories much more tangible. I formatted them in MS Word and printed them for my mother. It was her 88th birthday on Feb 2nd.
My years in the Turtle Mountains were my ‘Tom Sawyer’ years. From the parsonage on Lake Metigoshe we explored the world. There are so many good memories. And the four churches and all the time spent there. We only lived there four years (as I remember), but I returned every summer (for the full summer) to work on Jerry’s farm. I even went to one year of college at the School of Forestry in Bottineau. Through my ‘church’ years and through the years growing up with Jerry I met many wonderful people. We started and played on a softball team called the Metigoshe Mets. Some of us ‘guys’ even took a small motor home to the 1967 World’s Fair Expo 67 in Montreal, Canada.
They were formative years for me, thanks again everyone.