Ardella Dockter, 98, passed away Tuesday January 19, 2016 at Eventide nursing home in Jamestown, ND.
Ardella Elizabeth Robinson was born November 14, 1917 at Crystal Springs, ND the daughter of John and Mary (Unce) Robinson. She attended the local rural school where she received her elementary education, and graduated from Medina High School in 1934. She attended Business College in Jamestown. She then worked for the County Agriculture extension service.
She and August Dockter were married April 27, 1939 in Jamestown, ND. They made their home in Jamestown where he was self-employed as a carpenter. She worked for the S & L Store from 1960-64. Following the death of her husband May 23, 1980 she continued to reside in Jamestown. In 2012 she entered Rock of Ages and in November of 2015 she entered Eventide.
She was a member of the Basilica of St. James and life-long member of her circle.
She enjoyed volunteering and helping people. She taught CCD for several years, counted the offerings for the Church, delivered Library Books to nursing home people and enjoyed bowling.
She is survived her children, Douglas (Marie) Dockter, Clinton Township, MI; Joanne (Robert) Swan, Arlington, VA; 2 grandchildren, Angela and Bradley(Kerrie).
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Hazel Kleven.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00AM Friday January 22, 2016 in the Basilica of St. James in Jamestown, ND with Father Joe Barrett, presiding.
Rosary/ Vigil Service: 7:00 PM Thursday January 21, 2016 at the Funeral Home
Visitation: 1-8 Thursday at the funeral home
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Jamestown, ND
Entrusted with arrangements is Haut Funeral Home.