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Audrey Young, 87

Audrey Lois Young, 87, longtime resident of Fergus Falls, passed away at GoldenRidge Senior Care in Alexandria on March 17, 2014, surrounded by her loving family and caregivers.

Audrey, daughter of Arthur and Evelyn (Peterson) Erickson, was born September 5, 1926 in Pelican Rapids. She was one of two children. She was confirmed in the Pelican Valley Church and graduated from Pelican Rapids High School.

She married Robert Young of Foxhome on December 1, 1946 in Foxhome. Three daughters were born to this union. They moved to Fergus Falls, where she worked for OMearas Department Store and Daileys Shoe Store. She was the "Fergus Falls Hostess Service," welcoming new people to Fergus Falls. She retired from a career in real estate.

Audrey was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved cooking and entertaining family and friends at their summer cabin on Swan Lake. Everyone will remember her for her special love of flowers.

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

Audrey is survived by three daughters, Virginia (John) Westby of Dalton, Sharon (Verl) Charboneau of Alexandria and Cynthia (Rodger) Shaver of Eagle, Idaho; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; brother, Charles (Pat) Erickson; and brothers-in-law, Duane Young and Earl (Joanne) Young.

A special thank you to the wonderful people at Hospice and the loving owners and caregivers from GoldenRidge Senior Care in Alexandria.

Services will be held Friday, March 21 at 1 p.m. at Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls with Pastor Dane Compton officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Fergus Falls.

Visitation is one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.

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Arrangements are with Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls.