Audrey Waters

audrey waters
Audrey passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at the Hillsboro Medical Center Nursing Home, at the age of 89, surrounded by her loving family. Audrey Hanson was born on July 13, 1928, in Mayville, ND, the daughter of Teman and Marie (Fullmore) Hanson. She spent her early years in Hillsboro, but moved with her family to Renton, WA where her parents worked for Boeing. The family returned to North Dakota a few years later and Audrey finished her schooling in Hillsboro. She was united in marriage to Benjamin “Bucky” Waters on August 10, 1947 in Moorhead, MN. They made their home on a farm near Hillsboro, in Bloomfield Township, where they farmed and raised their family. Bucky passed away on April 23, 1997. Audrey lived on her beloved farm for over 52 years when she decided to purchase a home in Hillsboro. She enjoyed her time living in Hillsboro where she was able to be closer to her children. Throughout the years Audrey was a very active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church where she loved being a part of the Dorcas Circle. She also was the longest serving member of the Hillsboro VFW Auxiliary, and a member of the Good Intentions Homemakers Club, and the Red Hat Society. She loved spending time at the Hillsboro Golf Club where she played golf and cards. Most importantly, Audrey will be remembered as a loving and devoted mother to her children. Audrey is survived by her children – Donald Waters of Hillsboro; James “JP” Waters of Makoti, ND; Larry (Karla) Waters of Casper, WY; Robert Waters of Hillsboro; and Jean (Bill Fischer) Swenson of Hillsboro; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bucky in 1997; and her son, Tim in 1993; her sister, Reva Thingstad and her brother, Walter Hanson. FUNERAL SERVICE: 2 PM Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro VISITATION: one hour prior to the service in the church on Thursday. BURIAL: Riverside Cemetery in Hillsboro

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  1. My sympathies to the family she will be missed by so many. I am sure glad I got to see her one last time with a smile on her face.

  2. So sorry to hear about the passing of you’re mother. Your e in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Audrey left a lot of memories here on earth. Mom and her had some good talks and times together! May God Bless her memory. Take care!

  4. My sympathy to the family of Audrey. Cherish the memories she has left you with . God’s blessings to all of you. Sandy Seykora

  5. Don, JP, Jean, Larry & Bob,
    I have many memories of Audrey and the Water’s Family. With only one mile of country road between us, we spent a lot of childhood times together!! Audrey and Mom spent many hours together visiting, going to Fargo shopping and neighborhood events.
    God bless you at this tough time in life.


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