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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Audrey Elizabeth Sampson
May 17, 1927 - March 14, 2019

Place of Birth: Sidney, Montana
Residence: Billings, Montana formerly of Sidney, Montana
Age: 91

Audrey O. Sampson died on March 14, 2019 at TenderNest Assisted Living in Billings, MT with family at her side. She will always be remembered as a woman of great strength and determination with a sweet and caring heart.

Audrey Elizabeth was born on May 17, 1927 in Sidney, MT to Nels and Alice (Hansen) Olesen. She attended Sidney Public Schools and graduated in 1945. After attending college, Audrey spent her working career at Cresap and Lalonde Law Office in Sidney as a legal secretary.

In October 1948, Audrey was united in marriage to James Sampson. They had two children, Timothy Ray and Laura Ruth.

Audrey’s garden was a great point of pride. Other passions included dancing, walking, exercising, and Friday night dinners at the Moose. Rumor also has it that she was the oldest “first recital” clog dancer. She participated in volunteer activities at Pella Lutheran Church and enjoyed her favorite “job” at Sidney’s “Good Cents Store”. In her later years, Audrey enjoyed traveling with family and friends. She also enjoyed the new friendships that were made at TenderNest.

Audrey is survived by her son Tim (Marsha), Billings; her daughter Laura (Arvid) Haugen, Wisconsin Rapids, WI; her grandchildren, Scott (Jenna) Sampson, Corpus Christi, TX; Charles (Sara) Sampson, Montana City, MT; Amy Haugen, Bloomington, MN; Erika (Jess) Crassweller, Blaine, MN; Kristin (Nathan) Ross, Pewaukee, WI; her sisters Betty (Harold) Propp, Billings, and Jane (Robert) Doran, Billings; seven great grandchildren and special friend Guido Vaira.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jim, her brother Robert Olesen, her sister Shirley Wind, her sister Elsie Eschenbacher, and an infant brother and sister.

Funeral services will take place on Monday, March 25 at 11 am at Pella Lutheran Church in Sidney with Pastor Audrey Rydbom officiating. Visitation will take place from 10 am until time of service. Internment will follow immediately after the service at Sidney Cemetery under the direction of Fulkerson Funeral Home
The family will be forever grateful to the staff at TenderNest and Stillwater Hospice for the care and support they provided.

Memorial Contribution
Memorials may be made to Sidney Health Center Hospice.

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Chole Crosby Butler (Sidney, MT)
Mar 15, 2019
I am very sorry for your loss. Audrey was a very sweet lady. She is missed. May our Lord give you comfort.
Jean Barber Hall (Sidney, Montana)
Mar 15, 2019
What a spunky and lovely lady. God bless her
Lena and Stuart Neer (Sidney)
Mar 15, 2019
Laura, Tim and families. Your mom was a special lady. She will be truly missed by all. May God comfort you during this difficult journey.
Kristy ranch (Sidney , Mt)
Mar 15, 2019
Sorry to hear about your mom she was fun to work with her at the good cents missed you love Kristy ranch
Ramona Johnson (Williston, ND)
Mar 16, 2019
The first paragraph of Audrey's obituary sum's up this lovely lady! I was blessed that our path's in life crossed. My sympathy is extended to the family; may God grant you strength, love, and comfort to assist you through this difficult time.
Doreen Vaira-Herbert (Glasgow, MT)
Mar 16, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Audrey was a sweet lady with a very kind soul. When I would see her, more than likely my Uncle Guido was along also! Keep your memories close to your heart and may you find comfort in them. Prayers to you all
Jim and Lin Noble (Casa Grande, AZ)
Mar 16, 2019
Our sympathy to Tim and family. Your mother was a very special and classy lady. The Nobles are thinking about you.
Mar 16, 2019
Billie jo McGinnis (Fairview, Mt)
Mar 16, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your mom.
Jody (SIDNEY, Montana)
Mar 18, 2019
So sorry to have seen this. She was such a wonderful lady with a smile and kindness that lasted one all day! I admired this lady. God Bless her Family and Friends.
Regina Schwindt (Sidney, Montana)
Mar 18, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Audrey,she was a beautiful lady. May she rest in peace , keeping you all in my daily prayers.
JoAnn Daeley (Miles City, Mt)
Mar 18, 2019
So very sorry to hear about Audrey. Always enjoyed seeing her and Guito at dances and at the Lambert Sr. Center. Sending my sympathies to the family.
Suzan (Cresap) Simmons (Ponca City, OK)
Mar 20, 2019
I was sad to hear of Audrey's passing. She was a strong, dedicated and wonderful support to my father, Paul Cresap. She was a great support staff and a wonderful friend. I remember her always sweet and smiling face when I would walk in the office door starting when I was just a little girl. She put up with me working as a "student secretary" one summer and never said a word as I tore copies out of the typewriter a number of times to start over typing whatever. She will always be a part of the memory of that office across from the theater. My sympathies to Tim and Laura and their families. Sue (Cresap) Simmons
Scott & Gloria Ramus (Sidney , Mt)
Mar 21, 2019
So sorry to hear of Audrey’s passing!! I’m sure her and Mona are getting all caught up on the latest stories! And Jim and Fred are just shaking their heads !! God bless you guys !
Sharon T Stevens (Sidney, MT)
Apr 6, 2019
I was very sorry to see Audrey has passed on. I have missed her this Fall and Winter at the gym where I first knew her in step aerobics and as a fellow exerciser. She enjoyed visiting with the other ladies and having coffee after a good workout. Always happy to visit and share a smile.
Sheryl S Douglas (Billings, MT)
May 7, 2019
I danced/clogged with this sweet lady & participated on stage with her at her recital. What a truly nice lady! I know she will be missed by family & friends. My sincere sympathy!
Beloved Mother, Grandmother, & Great Grandmother
Family Piece
Family Piece
Scott & Gloria Ramus & Family
Kristi Kleinbeck, Kim Johnson, & Karron Cahoon~Aspirus Riverview Hospital
Crassweller Family
Betty & Harald Propp & Jane & Bob Doran
Tim, Terry & Drew Leppien
Scott, Jenna, Morgan & Emily
Nancy Hollar & Family
In Loving Memory
Rich, Carol & Family
Sidney Health Center Good Cents Girls
Beloved Aunt~Helen, Julie, Jim & Kathy
Thomas Cresat & Suzan Simmons
Nancy, Bill & Ryan Hodges & Karen David
Jann & Ed Leppien, Ann & Ben Brunston