GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                       Sunday, April 2, 2006

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Laura Aageson

    HAVRE - Laura (Miller) Aageson, 86, a Havre resident and homemaker who was active in her church, died of natural causes Thursday at a Havre hospital.

    Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. today at Holland and Bonine Funeral Home. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Monday in Highland Cemetery, followed by her funeral at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church. A lunch will take place at the church after the service.

    Laura is survived by her husband of 66 years, Eugene "Snooks" Aageson; three children, Dr. James (Julie) Aageson of Moorhead, Minn., Rachel Aageson of Kalispell, Mont., and Mark (Carrie) Aageson of Havre; a sister, Pearl Hamilton of Chinook, Mont.; and seven grandchildren, Erin (Scott) Allee of Juneau, Alaska, Anne Aageson of Bellingham, Wash.,, Megan Aageson of Moorhead, Minn., Amy Hanson of Park City, Utah, Michael Hanson of Kalispell and Gunnar and Ivar Aageson of Havre.

    Laura was born Oct. 25, 1919, in Gildford, Mont., the daughter of Lydia and Henry Miller. She was the youngest of six children: Louis, Leonard, Lillian, Pearl and Henry. Her sister Pearl survives.

    Laura graduated from Rudyard High School and attended Northern Montana College. In December 1942, she married Eugene "Snooks" Aageson. Laura and Snooks lived on their family farm at Fairchild and in Havre. During the winter months, they often traveled.

    Laura and Snooks were members of Goldstone Lutheran Church until they moved to Havre, where their children began school. They joined First Lutheran Church, where Laura taught Sunday School, First Communion and was an active supporter of Lutheran League and women's groups, and volunteered in many other ways.

    Laura and Snooks traveled to many places during the winters, visiting most of the United States (including Hawaii) and many European countries, including Scandinavia.

    Laura's love and loyalty to family and friends were gifts to all of us. Her love of farming and Montana shaped her whole life. In her eighties, she still liked "riding the drills" with Mark during seedtime. She learned to paint in her middle years and enjoyed sharing her work with her family.

    Laura loved sports, especially basketball and golf, following and attending the games of many family members and was always pleased about her own state basketball title in high school. Her deep faith and trust in God was central to all she did. Most of all, she will be remembered for her generous spirit, lavishing her children, grandchildren, and extended family and friends with unconditional love and support. Blessed be her memory.

    Memorials in Laura's name may be given to the First Lutheran Church, 303 6th Ave., Havre, MT 59501.

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THE DAILY INTERLAKE - Kalispell                                 Sunday, April 2, 2006April 28,

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  Laura Aageson, 86

    Laura Aageson, 86, of Havre, died of natural causes on Thursday, March 30, 2006, at a Havre hospital.

    Viewing will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today for family and friends. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, April 3, at the Highland Cemetery. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. also on Monday at the First Lutheran Church with Pastors Brad Ulgenes and Michael O’Hearn officiating. A luncheon will follow the service at the church.

    Memorials in Laura’s name maybe given to the First Lutheran Church, 303 6th Ave., Havre, MT 59501.

    Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.

    Laura was born Oct. 25, 1919, in Gildford, the daughter of Lydia and Henry Miller. She was the youngest of six children, Louis, Leonard, Lillian, Pearl and Henry. Her sister, Pearl Hamilton of Chinook, survives.

    Laura graduated from Rudyard High School and attended Northern Montana College. In December 1942 she married Eugene “Snooks” Aageson. Laura and Snooks lived on their family farm at Fairchild and in Havre. During the winter months, they often traveled.

    Laura is survived by her husband of 66 years, Eugene “Snooks” Aageson; three children, Dr. James and Julie Aageson of Moorhead, Minn., Rachel Aageson of Kalispell, and Mark and Carrie Aageson of Havre; and seven grandchildren, Erin and Scott Allee of Juneau, Alaska, Anne Aageson of Bellingham, Wash., Megan Aageson of Moorhead, Amy Hanson of Park City, Utah, Michael Hanson of Kalispell, and Gunnar and Ivar Aageson of Havre.

    Laura and Snooks were members of Golstone Lutheran Church until they moved to Havre where their children began school. They joined First Lutheran Church where Laura taught Sunday school, first communion, was an active supporter of Lutheran League and women’s groups, and volunteered in many other ways.

    Laura and Snooks traveled to many places during the winters, visiting most of the United States, including Hawaii, and many places in Europe, including Scandinavia.

    Laura’s love and loyalty to family and friends were gifts to all of us.

    Her love of farming and Montana shaped her whole life. In her 80s, she still liked “riding the drills” with Mark during seedtime. She learned to paint in her middle years and enjoyed sharing her work with her family. Laura loved sports, especially basketball and golf, following and attending the games of many family members and was always pleased about her own state basketball title in high school.

    Her deep faith and trust in God were central to all she did. Most of all, she will be remembered for her generous spirit, lavishing her children, grandchildren, extended family and friends with unconditional love and support.

    Blessed be her memory.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                               Monday, April 3, 2006

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LAURA AAGESON


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    Laura Aageson, 86, of Havre died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Northern Montana Hospital of natural causes.

    Viewing was held at Holland & Bonine Funeral Home on Sunday evening for family and friends. A graveside service was scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Highland Cemetery, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church with the Revs. Brad Ulgenes and Michael O'Hearn officiating. A luncheon was to follow the service at the church.

    Laura was born Oct. 25, 1919, in Gildford to Lydia and Henry Miller. Laura graduated from Rudyard High School and attended Northern Montana College.

    In December, 1942 she married Eugene “Snooks” Aageson. Laura and Snooks lived on their family farm at Fairchild and in Havre. During the winter months, they often traveled.

    Laura and Snooks were members of Goldstone Lutheran Church until they moved to Havre, where their children began school. They joined First Lutheran Church, where Laura taught Sunday school and First Communion, was an active supporter of Lutheran League and women's groups, and volunteered in many other ways.

    Laura and Snooks traveled to many places during the winters, visiting most of the United States, including Hawaii, and many European countries including Scandinavia.

    Her love of farming and Montana shaped her whole life. In her 80s, she still liked “riding the drills” with Mark during seedtime. She learned to paint in her middle years and enjoyed sharing her work with her family. Laura loved sports, especially basketball and golf, followed and attended the games of many family members, and was always pleased about her own state basketball title in high school. Her deep faith and trust in God were central to all she did.

    She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Louis, Leonard, Lillian and Henry.

    Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Eugene “Snooks” Aageson; children, James (Julie) Aageson of Moorhead, Minn., Rachel Aageson of Kalispell and Mark (Carrie) Aageson of Havre; seven grandchildren, Erin (Scott) Allee of Juneau, Alaska, Anne Aageson of Bellingham, Wash., Megan Aageson of Moorhead, Minn., Amy Hanson of Park City, Utah, Michael Hanson of Kalispell, and Gunnar and Ivar Aageson of Havre; and sister, Pearl Hamilton of Chinook.

    Memorials in Laura's name can be given to First Lutheran Church, 303 Sixth Ave., Havre, MT, 59501.

    Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.

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