Ardis Goodsell Johnson (49) passed away

Ardis Johnson
(Died December 10, 2010)

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Ardis Johnson, age 80 of Bottineau, formerly of Overly, died Friday at a Fargo hospital. Funeral will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 pm at the Willow Creek Lutheran Church at Overly. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm at the Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau. (Nero Funeral Home – Bottineau)
Ardis’ passing is such a surprise. I have talked to Ardis several times in the past couple of years. When I last talked to here a few months back, she told me she was doing some volunteer work at the Good Samaritan home in Bottineau.
Our condolences are with Ardis’ family with her passing.
Reply from Allen Richard (65):

I loved the Apron History! About the germs–They must have been good things. The last time I got the Flu was in ’68–’69 —- Which was the last time I got a flu shot! (Unless you consider vodka a flu shot. Come to think of it–I never heard of a flu “pandemic” in Russia———–)


To Bonnie Awalt Houle— Looked at your picture–you can’t possibly be old enough to remember that stuff. Must have taken notes from Keith — he could be that old!


(Sorry– I haven’t zinged a cousin in months! I couldn’t resist!)


Hope you are all enjoying the winter weather! We are about 450 miles straight East of Rochester, MN. Don’t believe all the bad winter weather complaints you hear about MI. True–the UP gets interesting and lake effect snow can be fun, but the rest of it is pretty wimpy — by Turtle Mountain standards.


I’m on the school board here — can you believe they shut down school when the wind chill hits -20???? First of all we didn’t know the term wind chill until the ’80s. Second if we followed the -20 rule we all would have had December-February as weather days!



Merry Christmas!
Awalt Family
Folks, With the Awalt family being frequently mentioned the past while I feel it’s time for a re-posting of their family picture along with Bonnie’s message.
Previously posted with message 480 on 6/15/2009

Message/Picture from Bonnie Awalt Houle (56): Becker, MN
Dear Gary,
On the third of June all the Awalt Children headed for a Lake Home near Lincoln Nebraska. For 5 days we celebrated together, reminisced about the younger years, and completely enjoyed the company of our siblings. We feel so fortunate to have all of our Brothers and Sisters and their spouses still alive.
We have been married a total of 367 years:
Lloyd and Theresa…60 years, Eleanor and Leonard…60 years, Marshall and Joan 50 years, Emma and Garry…55 years, Bonnie and Keith…52 years, Bill and Eunice…48 years, John and Gerri…42 years. Our Parents John and Gertrude Awalt were married over 60 years before they entered into eternity. They taught us Love, Fidelity, Perseverance, and Devotion to children and family. What a blessing was handed down to us from our Parents.
Bonnie Awalt Houle (56)
Note: Marshall’s wife, Joan, passed away this past May.
Note: Those listed in Red are the Awalt siblings. Spouses are listed in Black

back row: Garry Jolliffe, Keith Houle, Leonard Stickland, Lloyd Awalt, Marshall Awalt

middle: Emma Jolliffe, Bonnie Houle, Eleanor Stickland, Theresa Awalt, Joan Awalt
Front: BillAwalt, Eunice Awalt, Gerri Awalt, JohnAwalt