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LeOra Hewson

December 15, 1926 - November 18, 2020

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LeOra Hewson

December 15, 1926 - November 18, 2020


On November 18, 2020, LeOra Ida Hewson, our loving, enthusiastic, encouraging mother has passed away. LeOra was born on December 15, 1926. She graduated from Dickenson State with a B.S. in education and art and studied Master’s Degree classes at Mary College. She married Don Hewson on June 5, 1950.
LeOra had many passions in life! She was an impressive mother, educator, and civic leader. Her many accomplishments include her passion and ability to teach and make education fun by incorporating art. As a mother, she was the most positive influence in our lives. She was a powerful role model, and always current with today’s world. We will forever benefit from the wisdom she gave to all of her family. LeOra was always able to reach out and find the good and strength in people. Her smile and way of encouraging others is just a glimpse of our mother’s kindness.
Many groups and programs were started in her community because of her commitment to help others. She was the State President of the VFW Auxiliary from 1979 – 1980, and held national offices for the VFW. She volunteered at the Democratic Kennedy Center, Bismarck President Tel A Friend, The Heritage Center, State Library, and Meals on Wheels. She was a judge for Democracy Speech Scholarship, Gold Award Recipient in 1983, and organized annual teas at Governor’s mansion for World War I veterans. LeOra was also a member of the American Association of University Women, Elkette, Catholic Daughters, Catholic lector and commentator at Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Bismarck.
LeOra loved and encouraged all of those around her at Eventide Sheyenne Crossings, and we are so grateful to everyone she knew there.
LeOra is survived by her three daughters, Diane (Joe) Sova, Kalispell, MT, LaVon Whipple, Boise, ID, and Patty (Jim) Charlebois, Sun City West, AZ; Don and Chris Blade, Chad and Casey Whipple, Cole, Aubrey, and Reece Charlebois; 11 great grandchildren.


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13 responses to “LeOra Hewson”

  1. DIANE SOVA says:

    Mother you can fly with the angels and be with dad and your parents and All of your friends we loved you so much and will always,remember our beautiful mother. You will always be with us on our shoulder. Love you

  2. Tami Striegel says:

    Patty, Diane, LaVon & families….
    Two words will forever be in my thoughts when I think of LeOra…Heart & Soul♥️.
    She embodied kindness & enthusiasm for everyone, even in her last days. Her smile, laughter, and twinkling eyes were her trademark. God has welcomed this sweet little Angel home.
    Love to your families in missing a special mom, grandmother, friend. Feel blessed to have known her.

  3. Bill & Suzie Baumann says:

    Our sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved mother. May she rest in eternal peace. It is never easy to lose a parent no matter the age. May the wonderful memories of your mother eventually bring smiles rather than tears of grief.

  4. Judy Moe says:

    LaVon: I did not know your Mother, but recognized her picture on Boulger site because you posted pictures with her occasionally on Facebook. You look like her and obituary explains the example she set for you and you followed. My sympathy to you.

  5. Terry says:

    Remember coming and spending time with you guys every summer….I loved every thing about it. The buggy rides into town and the Notty Pine… those were different times… love Terry and Gail

  6. Beverly Marthaller Hansberry says:

    I remember your Mom snd Dad coming into the Knotty Pine and waiting on them. Such nice people. My Mother was in the Catholic Daughters with her. Your families are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Beverly Marthaller Hansberry

  7. Dave Anderson says:

    Your mom was one of my favorite teachers at Hettinger Elementary. I have not seen her in years, but I will always remember how kind she was as a teacher. That was so many years ago, but it seems like only yesterday, as I think about her now. For some reason, your mom and I developed a special bond. She was strict, but fair, and I always respected her for that. May God bless her memory, and be with you now in this time of sorrow!

  8. Delores (Herberholz) and Judeen Brusseau says:

    To LeOra’s family:
    Our prayers, thoughts and sympathy are with you. LeOra was my 3rd and 4th grade teacher by New England, ND. She lived at my parent’s home. That was before she married your dad. Your mother was a wonderful person and teacher. May perpetual light shine upon her soul.

  9. Brian Papka says:

    To all of the Hewson girls and their families.
    So sorry for your loss. She was always one of my favorite teachers at school. She will be missed greatly.

  10. Cynthia Herfindahl says:

    LaVon and all her family, so very sorry that your Mother has passed. LaVon all the wonderful things expressed in her obituary have been passed on to you. You have been blessed to have your Mother with you for so long. Till you meet again may you find peace and comfort in the memories you created together. Love you LaVon

  11. Tom Agnew says:

    So sorry for your loss. I have nothing but the fondest memories of your Mom. It was nice to see some of the family in Tucson earlier this year. We need to congregate more often as a family.
    All our love Tom and Chris

  12. Ron & Gayle Davis says:

    Patty, she seemed like an amazing woman. We are so very sorry for your loss.

  13. Carla Gartner says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Your mother was a wonderful and kind soul. I had her as one of my 6th grade teachers at Cathedral and absolutely loved her. She had a way of making students feel smart and made learning fun. I’m privileged to have had her in my childhood.

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