Audrey Marilyn (Halvorson) Hovland

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Audrey Hovland of Alexandria (formerly of Montevideo) died  Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Bethany Community Nursing Home in Alexandria, Minnesota at the age of 76.  
Memorial Services were conducted  Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Montevideo with Rev. Tim Ehling officiating. Organist was Sue Bye and vocalist was Beth Hampton who sang “The Lord’s Prayer”. Congregational hymns were  “On Eagle’s Wings”   “Jesus Loves Me”   “We Are Baptized In Christ Jesus” and “How Great Thou Art”.  
Visitation was Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 5-7 p.m. at the Anderson-TeBeest Funeral Home in Montevideo.  
Audrey Marilyn (Halvorson) Hovland was born  October 28, 1937 in Montevideo to Melvin C. and Hazel (Anderson) Halvorson.  She was baptized and confirmed at Camp Release Lutheran Church in Stony Run Township and graduated from Montevideo High School in 1955.  She attended Augsburg College in Minneapolis and earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees.  She taught school in Osseo for several years.  
September 30, 1967, she was united in marriage to Darrell Hovland in Minneapolis.  They lived and farmed near Minneota  for a number of years before moving to Redwood Falls, where she worked at a nursing home. After a short while, they moved to Benson, where she subbed in Sunburg  and taught GED classes until retiring in 2001.  
While in Benson,  she was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and taught First Communion preparation.  In 2003, they moved to Montevideo, where they lived until moving to Alexandria  in 2010.  She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Montevideo and was a member of the National and Minnesota Education Associations. She enjoyed reading, crafts and needlework, doing crossword puzzles, being around children, and especially enjoyed being with her granddaughter.
She is survived by her husband, Darrell of Alexandria; a son, Jason Hovland and his wife Kim of Alexandria; a granddaughter, Bailee of Alexandria; a brother Gary Halvorson and his wife Donna of Wegdahl; sister-in-law, Marsha Halvorson of New Ulm, as well as by a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin C. and  Hazel Halvorson; a brother, Robert Halvorson and by a niece, Cindy Halvorson.

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