Laura Aageson, 86, of Havre died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Northern Montana Hospital of natural causes.
Viewing was held at Holland & Bonine Funeral Home on Sunday evening for family and friends. A graveside service was scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Highland Cemetery, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church with the Revs. Brad Ulgenes and Michael O'Hearn officiating. A luncheon was to follow the service at the church.
Laura was born Oct. 25, 1919, in Gildford to Lydia and Henry Miller. Laura graduated from Rudyard High School and attended Northern Montana College.
In December, 1942 she married Eugene “Snooks” Aageson. Laura and Snooks lived on their family farm at Fairchild and in Havre. During the winter months, they often traveled.
Laura and Snooks were members of Goldstone Lutheran Church until they moved to Havre, where their children began school. They joined First Lutheran Church, where Laura taught Sunday school and First Communion, was an active supporter of Lutheran League and women's groups, and volunteered in many other ways.
Laura and Snooks traveled to many places during the winters, visiting most of the United States, including Hawaii, and many European countries including Scandinavia.
Her love of farming and Montana shaped her whole life. In her 80s, she still liked “riding the drills” with Mark during seedtime. She learned to paint in her middle years and enjoyed sharing her work with her family. Laura loved sports, especially basketball and golf, followed and attended the games of many family members, and was always pleased about her own state basketball title in high school. Her deep faith and trust in God were central to all she did.
She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Louis, Leonard, Lillian and Henry.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Eugene “Snooks” Aageson; children, James (Julie) Aageson of Moorhead, Minn., Rachel Aageson of Kalispell and Mark (Carrie) Aageson of Havre; seven grandchildren, Erin (Scott) Allee of Juneau, Alaska, Anne Aageson of Bellingham, Wash., Megan Aageson of Moorhead, Minn., Amy Hanson of Park City, Utah, Michael Hanson of Kalispell, and Gunnar and Ivar Aageson of Havre; and sister, Pearl Hamilton of Chinook.
Memorials in Laura's name can be given to First Lutheran Church, 303 Sixth Ave., Havre, MT, 59501.
Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.