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 Audrey Ione <I>Morse</I> Bourassa

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Audrey Ione Morse Bourassa

  • Birth 7 Apr 1928
  • Death 7 Nov 2008
  • Burial Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, USA
  • Memorial ID 58768395

Audrey lone (Morse) Bourassa, 80, a resident of Fergus Falls, died Friday, November 7, 2008, at the Pioneer
Senior Cottages inFergus Falls.

She was born April 7, 1928, in Alexandria, Minnesota, the daughter of Benjamin and Eleanor Edna (Anderson) Morse.
Audrey was baptized and confirmed in Emanuel Episcopal Church of Alexandria. She graduated in 1947 from Alexandria High School.

On Oct. 2,1948, she married Warren Richard Bourassa, son of John and Virgie Bourassa of Bemidji.
Warren died July 10, 2008.
Audrey began working in the State Hospital kitchen about 1968. She later found her life's calling when she began working with handicapped children, from very young to adult.
After retiring on Jan. 1, 1990, Audrey and Warren enjoyed traveling to Alamo, Texas, to spend the winter months, returning to Fergus Falls in the spring. Audrey was a volunteer with the Columbia Rio Grande Regional Hospital Auxiliary while in Texas.
Audrey was active in the Fergus Falls St. James Episcopal Church teaching Sunday School to the young children, preparing Church Epistles, and working with the Altar Guild. She also served as president of the Elks Ladies group and as president of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Audrey enjoyed marching with the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Drill
Team in parades throughout the area each summer. Her main joy, however, was her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and her parents.

Audrey is survived by four children: Susan Carol Hanson (Lon) of Ottertail City; Debra Kay Barker (Michael) of Springfield, Ore.; Richard Alan Bourassa of Dilworth; and Judy Lynn DeWald (Brad) of Pelican Rapids; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer JoAnn Martinson-DeJaegher (Dan), Jamie Marie Adams (Travis), Kevin Lon Hanson, Stephanie Marie Wilcox, Stacy Renee Bourassa, Amy Lynn Bourassa, and Matthew David Bourassa, Heather Ann Wahl and Melanie Sarah Wahl, and Samantha Rose DeWald; six great-grandchildren, Tate Michael Martinson and Kiah JoAnn Martinson, Alexis Sarah Bourassa, Brenden Lon Adams and Alyssa Marie Adams, and Justine Ryanne Rentz; one brother and two sisters, Donald Roy Morse (June) of St. Augustine, Fla.; Virginia Lou Pomerenke of Yakima, Wash.; and Darlene LaVonne Koppin of Newton, Iowa.
The family prefers donations to Lakeland Hospice of Fergus Falls in Audrey's name.

Visitation: Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church

Service: 2 p.m. Monday, at St. James Episcopal Church, Fergus Falls

Clergy: Rev. George Schulenberg

Burial: Knoll wood Memorial Gardens, Fergus Falls

Funeral Home: Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls

Fergus Falls Daily Journal November 8, 2008

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 58768395
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Audrey Ione Morse Bourassa (7 Apr 1928–7 Nov 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58768395, citing Knollwood Memorial Gardens, Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by T Burt (contributor 47009168) .