Laurie J. AubolLaurie Jean Aubol, 48, of Evans, CO, formerly of Walhalla and Grafton, ND, passed away died Friday, August 14, 2009, surrounded by her family at her mother’s home in Nash, ND, and under the care of Altru Hospice.
Laurie J. Aubol
Laurie Jean Aubol, 48, of Evans, CO, formerly of Walhalla and Grafton, ND, passed away died Friday, August 14, 2009, surrounded by her family at her mother’s home in Nash, ND, and under the care of Altru Hospice.
Laurie was born to Robert J. and Barbara J. (Moore) Dumas July 7, 1961. She grew up in the Walhalla area and graduated from Walhalla High School in 1979. As a teenager she worked at Thompsons’s Bakery and the Pembilier Nursing Center in Walhalla. She later moved to Grafton and worked at Hardee’s, the Developmental Center, and Friendship Inc. Laurie Attended AVTI in East Grand Forks, 1986-87, and graduated as a medical assistant. In 1989 she married Steven Aubol. They had one daughter, Nicole Jean. In 2000, she made a trip to Colorado and was enthralled by the Rocky Mountain State. Later that year she and Nicole moved to Greeley, CO to make it their home. Laurie loved to hike in the mountains and when she was no longer able to do this Nicole would take them on road trips to the mountains. Laurie’s love for her daughter kept her going when she was so very ill. Her greatest joy in life was to see Nicole reach some of life’s milestones. In 2007, they relocated to Evans, CO. During the time she lived in Colorado, she worked as a medical assistant in a doctor’s office until her health prevented her from continuing. She then worked as a program director for individuals with dis- abilities until she was forced to resign due to her failing health.
Laurie bravely fought debilitating diseases for a number of years and had spent the past 2 ½ months in the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver. When no further treatment could help her, her wish was to return home to North Dakota to be with her family during her final days. Hospital and hospice staff made the arrangements for her to be flown back home. During the flight, she was accompanied by Nicole and her dear friend, Jackie Baxter. Laurie arrived on August 12 and went home to Heaven on August 14, surrounded in love by her daughter, parents, sister, brother, nephew and 3 nieces.
Laurie is survived by her daughter, Nicole, Evans CO; mother, Barbara Dumas of Nash, ND; father, Robert J. Dumas of Walhalla; sister, Cindy (Marty) Burns and her children: Justin, Jessica, Katelyn, and Sarah, all of Nash; brother, Robert L. Dumas of Walhalla; niece, Jenny Reff of Fergus Falls, MN; and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins.
Funeral: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 20, 2009, at Walhalla Lutheran Church, in Walhalla.
Visitation: Thursday at the church from noon until the time of service.
Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Walhalla, ND.
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The Nelson Funeral Home of Maddock is in charge of the arrangements.