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Erlene Ray

Erlene Ray, 97, of Cavalier, ND passed away Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Unity Medical Center, Grafton, ND. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cavalier Presbyterian Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 28th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND

Erlene Morden was born May 11, 1920, on the family farm near Cavalier, to Herbert and Pearl (Schluchter) Morden. She grew up in the Cavalier area and graduated from Cavalier High School. On November 1, 1941, she married Norman Ray at Cavalier. After their marriage they farmed in the Glasston area, until 1967 when they moved into Cavalier. She was a member of the Hamilton Presbyterian Church and its Ladies Aide. Erlene was very devoted to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed sending greeting cards and keeping in touch with family and friends.

She is survived by her children: Howard (Karen) Ray, Grafton, ND and Connie (Jim) Voeller, St. Louis MO; grandchildren: Philip (Rachel) Ray, Heidi (Travis) Sanger, Paul (Keeley) Ray, Nicole (Jerry) Brooks, Michelle Voeller, Mike (Melissa) Voeller; great-grandchildren: Annika, Emily, Kaeden; Rylan, Gabrielle, Grace, Keegan; Fallon and Arden; Eva, Annie, Scarlett; Mabel, Marilla, Mercer.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Norman on March 26, 2008; siblings: George Morden and Esther Dunn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Lutheran Sunset Home and Unity Medical Center both of Grafton; Faith In Action, Cavalier; or charity of your choice.

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Clay and I were sorry to hear of your loss. Whenever we would visit Mom and Dad, Percy and Val Morrison, we would often see/visit with Erlene and Norman. They were very good neighbors, especially kind to Mom after Dad died. We have fond memories of both of your parents.

Marie Morrison Dunlap Mar 30 2018 12:00 AM

Howard, Connie and Family, Erlene was such a wonderful person! I suppose most of my memories are of she and Norman at Hamilton on Sunday mornings. We were fortunate to have them in our community!

Norm Enerson Mar 29 2018 12:00 AM

Connie and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers <3

Salena Martinez Mar 29 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of the passing of Erlene. She was a wonderful lady. I am sure my Mom and Dad had the coffee pot on waiting for her to join them and all of their friends and family that have gone on before. Erlene will be missed by many.

Lonnie (Staples) Bonner Mar 28 2018 12:00 AM

Im so sorry for your loss. Erlene was a wonderful lady.

Marilyn Beaton Mar 28 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for the loss in your family,thoughts and prayers to you

Chuck Moen Mar 28 2018 12:00 AM

Erlene's Family, What can one say but Erlene was such a lady and always smiling even through her pain. When she moved to Grafton I missed her calls for rides to the beauty shop or an appointment. She loved to talk about her family and what was going on in their lives-busy busy she would say but never too busy to spend time with her and Norman. May GOD wrap comfort, strength, and faith around all of you during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. God bless Erlene's memory and God bless all of you. Don & Michelle Murray

Don & Michelle Murray Mar 28 2018 12:00 AM

Deep sympathy to the family of Erlene. Her kindness to me will not be forgotten. God bless you with comfort as you say goodbye. Sandra Maine

Sandra Maine Mar 27 2018 12:00 AM

My dear friend it was a nice pleasure to meet you i will miss you every night...

Cecilia Garcia Mar 27 2018 12:00 AM