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Audrey Elizabeth "Beth" Isaacson Agar
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Birth: Aug. 13, 1919
McLean County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Jan. 30, 2006
Devils Lake
Ramsey County
North Dakota, USA

A. Elizabeth "Beth" Agar 86 of Devils Lake, ND died on Monday, January 30, 2006 at the Good Samaritan Center, Devils Lake.

Funeral Services for Elizabeth will be held on Monday, February 6, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. at Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake. Rev. Roger Leonhardt will officiate.

Burial will be in the Devils Lake Cemetery. Friends may call at the Gilbertson Funeral Home on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service.

Audrey Elizabeth Isaacson was born on August 13, 1919 in Underwood, ND to Swedish immigrants, Anton Lawrence Isaacson and Esther Lydia (Swanson) Isaacson. In 1930, they moved to Devils Lake and her father built the house at 708 5th Street. This is where Elizabeth and her siblings would live their childhood and Elizabeth would spend most of her adult life too.

Elizabeth was united in marriage to Lyle S. Nelson on January 26, 1935 in Devils Lake where they made their home until 1942 when they moved to Dayton, Ohio. In 1946, they returned to Devils Lake where Elizabeth lived the rest of her life. Mr. Nelson died May 31, 1967.

She married Finley Agar on February 7, 1968 at Aberdeen, South Dakota. Mr. Agar died in 1985. Elizabeth worked at Manns Department Store in yard goods and alterations from 1949 until 1963. Beth was the first woman radio broadcaster of "Coffee Time" broadcast from Manns everyday, Monday through Friday. Elizabeth was an accomplished seamstress and sewed the drapes for the School for the Deaf. Sewing was a pasttime of Elizabeth's for many years and she accomplished her trade on an old fashioned Singer sewing machine. She also loved to knit and crochet. She was a talented writer and wrote several short stories for women's magazines. Since the 1960's, Elizabeth's friend Charles "Bud" Wittkop used the garage at 708 5th Street for his mechanic and repair shop and his clients were always welcomed into Elizabeth's home for coffee and cookies while the details of what needed to be done to repair the automobile were discussed. For the past 20 years, Elizabeth and Bud have looked after each other.

Elizabeth was a friend to everyone and generous in thought and deed. She cared deeply for her family and friends and for all the people of Devils Lake. Those sparkling eyes and caring smile will be greatly missed.

Elizabeth is survived by her children: Lyle A. Nelson, Devils Lake, Philip S. Nelson, North Bend, Oregon, Mark E. Nelson of McMinnville, Orgeon, Ten Grandchildren, Many Great Grandchildren, and Great Great Grandchildren, Sister: Nancy Lee Barnwell of Houston, Texas Special Friend: Bud Wittkop, Devils Lake.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Lyle Nelson and Finley Agar; daughter, Margaret Ann "Peggy" Sondeland; brother, Jerrold Isaacson and Anton Isaacson; sister, Mavis J. Carder. 
Family links: 
  Anton Lawrence Isaacson (1876 - 1943)
  Esther Lydia Swanson Isaacson (1895 - 1988)
  Lyle S Nelson (1911 - 1967)*
  Audrey Elizabeth Isaacson Agar (1919 - 2006)
  Mavis June Isaacson Carder (1922 - 1975)*
*Calculated relationship
Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery
Devils Lake
Ramsey County
North Dakota, USA
Plot: Block 15, Lot 13, Space 01, GAR 3rd Addition
Created by: Truman Bratteli
Record added: May 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69467471
Audrey Elizabeth Beth <i>Isaacson</i> Agar
Added by: Truman Bratteli
Audrey Elizabeth Beth <i>Isaacson</i> Agar
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Audrey Elizabeth Beth <i>Isaacson</i> Agar
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 Added: Jun. 2, 2011

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