Arlene Elstad Ayers, age 96, died June 5, 2015 at Bethany on University.
Arlene R. Ayers was born November 2, 1918 to John M. and Selma Borreson Elstad in Deering, North Dakota. She grew up in Bowbells, ND and graduated from Bowbells High School. She then graduated from Business College in Minot, ND. Arlene R. Elstad and Donald F. Ayers were married on June 4, 1941. After Donald returned from serving in WWII, they lived in Bowbells until moving to Sheridan, Wyoming.
Arlene was an avid Bridge player and golfer, achieving a hole in one. She was a happy, cheerful person always with a ready smile.
She is survived by her sister-in-law Kathy Elstad of Fargo and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant child at birth and brothers: Burt, John, Robert and Ellis Elstad.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm Friday, June 12, 2015 at CHI Riverview in Fargo.
We wish to thank the staff of CHI Riverview, Bethany on University (Willow Lane) and Hospice of the Red River Valley for their tender loving care of Arlene.