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Mary E. Ault

Mary Ellen Ault, 78, of Cavalier, ND, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017, at the Pembilier Nursing Center, Walhalla, ND. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, January 19, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Brigid's Catholic Church in Cavalier. Visitation will be held Wednesday January 18th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. vigil service at the church.
Mary Ellen Gibson was born February 21, 1938 at Leroy, ND to William and Alma (Martineau) Gibson. She grew up in Cavalier and graduated from Cavalier High School in 1956.
On July 13, 1959, she married Lyle Ault in Cavalier. She worked at the First State Bank in Cavalier and Mary and Lyle owned and operated Lyle's Jack and Jill. Mary especially loved her grandchildren and loved to laugh. Other things she enjoyed were, cross stitching, crocheting, knitting, and going out for lunch. Mary taught CCD at St. Brigid's Church for over 20 years.
She is survived by her husband, Lyle; children: Terry (Brenda) Ault, East Grand Forks, MN and Tina (Gary) Brevik, Cavalier, ND; grandchildren: Derek (Wendy) Ault, Brandon (Kelli) Ault, Gavin (Megan) Ault, Brittany Brevik (Joey Busse), and Darian Brevik (Jami Peden); great-grandchildren: Derek, Avery, Reace, Peyton, and Leah; siblings: Dolores Indridson and Pete Gibson.
Preceding her in death were her parents and siblings, Mae Lawonn and Bill Gibson.

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I smile when I think of dear Mary and the playful ribbing we gave each other. I laugh at the nicknames we had for each other, the fall supper pie crust scraps that she and Delores saved for me, and the energy she brought with her everywhere. My sympathy goes to her family and friends as you figure out a new normal. -Katie ("LA")

Catherine Olson Feb 16 2017 12:00 AM

Lyle, we were very sorry to hear about your loss of Mary. Although our visits over the years have not been as many as we would have liked, we enjoyed very much the ones we did have. They always brought back a lot of good memories of the fun times. We will always remember and appreciate Mary's smile and sharp wit. Lyle, you and your family have our deepest sympathies.

Gary and Judy Spangelo Feb 10 2017 12:00 AM

Lyle & Family Sympathy to you in the loss of your wife,Mother,and Grandmother. It is always hard to lose our loved ones,but praying God will give you strength to bear your loss. May Family and Friends also help to ease the pain of your loss. With Love & Caring

Marie Simundson Jan 19 2017 12:00 AM

My condolences to Mary's family. I have many very good memories of Mary and Lyle. She always had a smile for everyone.

Everett Ault Jan 18 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Mary passing. I enjoyed her bright spirit and her laugh. When she smiled her face light up. I curled with her for many yrs. Life was not easy for her the last few yrs. I would visit her when I"d go see my Mom in the PNC. Pray you find comfort. Roxie

Roxie Horsley Jan 18 2017 12:00 AM

Sending our Love and Prayers. I have so many wonderful memories of Mary Ellen. We had so much fun during our High School years. Faye(Shambaugh) & Lester Williams

Faye Williams Jan 18 2017 12:00 AM

Terry, Tina and Families, I can still hear Mary at the other end of the ice when we were curling together telling me to put the rock in a certain spot. Then I would let it go-she would say to me "I did not tell you to clean the house". We had so many laughs and so much fun curling. Her smile was genuine, her heart full of love for her children & grandbabies & life. Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this sad and difficult time. Let those who surround you provide comfort, strength and courage to face the days ahead. GOD bless her memories and GOD bless all of you! Don & Michelle Murray

Don & Michelle Murray Jan 18 2017 12:00 AM

My memories of Mary began when I was only 7 so in many ways I've known her my whole life. From family birthday parties to t-ball games, visits sitting in Brenda's kitchen on any given day to bike rides with the Ault boys that would certainly generate a wave and a big smile for her grandkids whenever we'd pass by. May you cherish all your memories. My love to the entire family.

Angie Nordstrom Jan 18 2017 12:00 AM

Ault Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Sincerely, Rick and Deb Vivatson

Deb Vivatson Jan 17 2017 12:00 AM

The smile on her face in the obituary is exactly what I remember about her - always bubbly and with a quick wit. My sympathy to all her loved ones. No doubt there are many good memories to comfort you.

Rita Vaughn Jan 17 2017 12:00 AM

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