Mavis Irene (Olson) AmbersMavis Irene (Olson) Ambers accepted God’s invitation home on July 5, 2013 in a Minot hospital due to complications from a stroke at the age of 86. She was born north of Heimdal on June 19, 1927 to Helmer and Matilda (Christiansen) Olson. She grew up on a farm in the area around Heimdal and Wellsburg and graduated 8th grade from Arne School. As a young lady, she preferred to work on the farm and would choose to do manual labor rather than be indoors doing the kitchen work. She did shocking and hauled bundles for the threshing machine. If she were ever hurt or ill, she would never complain.
She married Sidney Ambers on the family farm in Heimdal in 1948. Soon after, they welcomed their two sons, Clinton and Arne. Years later, she worked at St. Luke’s Hospital in Fargo. She and her husband also ran a café in MN and a second hand store in Fargo. When Sid retired from the Fire Dept. in Fargo, they bought a farm in Pelican Rapids, MN. After selling the farm, they moved to Fessenden and were snowbirds in Florida for several winters.