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Audrey Donegan

Audrey Mae Donegan, age 91, formerly of Jamestown, ND, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 17, 2019, at Golden Acres Manor in Carrington.

Audrey Moug was born August 3, 1927, in Jamestown, to Erwin Moug and Lynfred (Elliott) Moug. She attended school in Bowdon, ND, and graduated in 1945. Upon graduation, she worked as a Telegraph Operator for the Northern Pacific Railway in Mandan, ND, and was the first woman to be offered a Depot position, which she did turn down. In 1946, Audrey met and fell in love with Robert Donegan, who was a Railroad Engineer in Jamestown. They were united in marriage on August 26, 1950, at St. James Catholic Church in Jamestown, ND. From their union, Audrey and Robert were blessed with two children, Kelly and Jennine. 

Audrey enjoyed many family vacations to the Black Hills, Detroit Lakes, and many trips to the Ice Follies show in Minneapolis. Her greatest love was her grandchildren and she treasured the time she had with them. She also enjoyed baking, bowling, and had a special love for animals. She was very active in the Democratic Party on both the State and National level and was the James Valley Rails Secretary.

She is survived by her children, Kelly (Becky) Donegan, Jamestown, and Jennine Albrecht, Jamestown; her five grandchildren, Angie (Jim) Englund, Ryan (Jess) Donegan, Alyson Donegan, Lindsay Donegan, Meredith Albrecht; nine great-grandchildren; and one brother, Bud Moug, Coeur d’Alene, ID; and her beloved pet dog, Roxie.

Audrey is preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her parents, Erwin and Lynfred; sister Alice Hart; and son-in-law Tim Albrecht. 

Memorials may be made to the John Dardis Memorial Hospice Gift Fund at Jamestown Regional Medical Center.

A Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.

A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at 10:30AM at Voorhees Chapel, at the University of Jamestown.

Burial will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, ND.

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  1. Praise God Aunt Audrey passed peacefully in her sleep and is now home with our Lord Jesus. Audrey was always very welcoming and such a good hostess. Will always remember the little breakfast nook below the openned window in the kitchen and all the card games, cigarette smoke and laughing. I remember lots of Sunday dinners with the Donegans, Harts and Mougs and always alot of fun. This generation is passing quickly. Dad just told me a couple days ago that he should have died before his little sister. That’s so sad! Our condolences go out to Kelly and Jennine and all the grandchildren.

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  2. I also remember Aunt Audrey always taking time to make sure we felt welcome. I remember her smile & her laugh, the trolls dolls in the storage rooms upstairs, the bbq’s in the back yard and sitting on the propane tank. And of course the little breakfast nook always filled with people. I was fortunate to have Audrey as my Aunt.

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  3. I will miss audrey we had some good times at bowling. I was on her team for many years. Visited her a few times at her home ,beautiful home always had time for grandchildren who she would babysit for. My prayers are are with the family. God bless you

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  4. We are so sorry for you loss, Jennine. Our thoughts, prayers, and best wishes are with you, your Mom’s family, and friends at this time. God Bless|

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  5. Jennine, Kelly and family,

    Please know that we mourn your loss with you. Here are memories I’d like to share: Aunt Audrey welcomed everyone into her home. She immediately would ask if you were hungry and would proceed to find something to feed you. The coffee was always on! The canasta cards were ready for a game and I remember playing many games with her, mom, grandma and who ever was available. I have memories of family gatherings in the back yard, staying overnight, sometimes sleeping upstairs, sometimes in the basement and even in the living room, regardless we always had a good time. I was as much at home in her home as I was my own. What a grand reunion must be happening in heaven between Grandma, my mom & dad, Aunt Harriet, Uncle Bob and of course, Colleen! I’m sure they’ll all be there to meet the rest of us when our time comes. Hugs to each of you!

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  6. To: Jennie, Kelly and Becky,
    As we all know so well that time does not stand still.
    We all were brought together by two wonderful sisters.
    Your mom and Aunt Alice. Our family sends our love and prayers.
    Mom is still up at Ave Maria Village and she sends her prayers.
    Sincerely , Gail Marsolek, Sheila Foos, Dianne Bollen and Pamela Twardy.
    we will be sending a contribution and no card is necessary.

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  7. Aunt Audrey was the best you could ask for in an aunt. As others have mentioned, the breakfast nook was the best. I spent many nights, upstairs, downstairs, or in the spare bedroom on the main floor. It seemed like there was always something new to discover. My favorite was the laundry shoot! Besides the card games, cookies and coffee in the nook, I enjoyed a trip to Medora with mom, grandma, Audrey, and a couple other ladies. We piled into the car and made our way out for the musical. Windows partially down, smoke rolling out. Quite a time for a preteen! As an adult, I still stopped to see Audrey (and Bob) on my way to the farm. It was like another home to visit. She will be missed, but there is a lot of warm hospitality happening in the next realm. I look forward to returning to it someday.

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  8. Our deepest sympathy for your loss from the DiBrito family😞. May she Rest In Peace!

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