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Ardell M. Ayen

Ardell M. Ayen, age 82, of Ogdensburg, NY and formerly of De Peyster, NY, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Per her request there will be no funeral services or calling hours. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg.

Ardell is survived by her four children, Mark Ayen and his wife, Ruth, of Macomb, NY, Kandy McCarthy and her husband, Mike, of Ogdensburg, NY, Lorrie Munn of Bristol, CT, and Clifford Ayen and his wife, Janet, of De Peyster, NY; nine grandchildren, one great grandchild and two great great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her siblings, Steve Stevenson, George Stevenson, Cecil Stevenson, Rosalee Davis and Ione Mills.

Ardell was born on December 1, 1935, in Rossie, NY, the daughter of Warren H. and Gladys M. Hunter Stevenson. She graduated from Hammond Central School and obtained an Associate’s Degree from SUNY Canton. She married Clifford Ayen, Sr. on December 31, 1952, at the Trinity Protestant Church in Gouverneur, NY. Clifford predeceased her on February 23, 2006. Ardell first worked at A. Barton Hepburn Hospital as a Nurse’s Aide. Mrs. Ayen later became a Nurse Practitioner and was employed by the State Psychiatric Center for twenty-five years retiring in 1990.

Ardell was a member of forty-five years of the St. Lawrence Chapter #60, Order of the Eastern Stars, of De Peyster, NY.

22 Comments

  • Rob and Ann Erwin Posted July 16, 2018 9:01 AM

    We are so sad to hear of the passing of Ardell. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the entire family.. She will be missed by all who knew her. Cherish all your memories you have of her.

  • susan savage Posted July 16, 2018 4:55 PM

    never got to know her well just though my parent chuck and Shirley burns. cecil was my uncle and knew George and his family. so sorry for your lost

  • Karen Easter Posted July 16, 2018 8:04 PM

    Mark, Ruth and family… I’m so sorry to hear about the death of Mark’s mother. Just wanted you to know that I’m thinking about you at this sad time.

  • George and Diana Caswell Posted July 16, 2018 9:23 PM

    Mark, Ruth and Family,
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Mothers are always special, and it is always hard when it is time for them to pass on ahead of us. Just remember that you will be together again so day.
    Diana’s and my prayers are with you and your family.

  • Pam Ayen-Weaver Posted July 16, 2018 9:31 PM

    So sorry to hear of Ardell’s passing. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • Charlie and Carolynn Matthews Posted July 17, 2018 9:46 AM

    Cliff , Janet and family, So sorry to hear of your Mom and Grandmother’ s passing . Thoughts and prayers to you and the rest of your family .

  • Bobby Dunning Posted July 17, 2018 9:51 AM

    Aunt Ardell, I will miss you terribly. I will remember our many visits, especially our trip to the Bahamas many years ago. I love you and we will see each other again in glory.

  • Davud and Ellen Bush Posted July 17, 2018 2:46 PM

    We were sorry to hear about Ardell, David and I had many happy times with her and Cliff when they lived in Florida, I enjoyed working with her at Hepburn and the psych center. Our sympathies go out to all the family.

  • Tom and Sallie Brothers Posted July 17, 2018 7:30 PM

    So very sorry for your loss. May the good memories fill your heart.

  • Gloria Graham Posted July 17, 2018 8:30 PM

    Aunt Ardell, I remember all the times as a child I stayed with the cousins, one time you forgot to get meat out for dinner and Uncle Clifford said “where’s the meat” and you said we’re having meaty tomatos…we all laughed so hard…you will be missed…love you❤

  • Charlie and Linda Gardner Posted July 17, 2018 9:22 PM

    We will always cherish our fondest memories of Ardell. All of you are and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Your Mom was a very special lady!

  • Jane Ayen Posted July 17, 2018 10:20 PM

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • Rebecca Caraballo Posted July 18, 2018 5:32 AM

    Hello, my name is Rebecca. I am from the Potsdam area, and I wanted to say to the friends and family of Ardell M. Ayen that I am deeply sorry for your loss. I also wanted to share a little word of encouragement.

    There is a lovely scripture that always helped me through difficult times. It’s found in Revelation 21:4. It speaks of God’s promise for the earth and everyone on it. It says, “And he [God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

    Isn’t that a beautiful promise? If you would like to learn more about God’s future hope, please contact me at carbo96@icloud.com. Please have a good day.

  • Rebecca Caraballo Posted July 18, 2018 5:33 AM

    Hello, my name is Rebecca. I am from the Potsdam area, and I wanted to say to the friends and family of Ardell M. Ayen that I am deeply sorry for your loss. I also wanted to share a little word of encouragement that always helped me through difficult times. It’s found in Revelation 21:4. It speaks of God’s promise for the earth and everyone on it. It says, “And he [God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

    Isn’t that a beautiful promise? If you would like to learn more about God’s future hope, please contact me at carbo96@icloud.com. Please have a good day.

  • Scott Sargent Posted July 18, 2018 6:30 AM

    To the Ayen family,
    We extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. May you find peace in her memory. Our condolences, Scott and Lisa Sargent and Family

  • Janice Sargent Posted July 18, 2018 7:13 AM

    My sincere condolences to the Ayen family. Ardell and I shared many fun and interesting experiences while we were studying and traveling back and forth to Syracuse while in the NP program. Definitely no truer friend could be found!! RIP my friend!! Sincerely, Jan

  • Tim McNamara Posted July 18, 2018 3:42 PM

    Condolences to the family on the passing of Ardell. I had the pleasure of working with Ardell at SLPC . She was great to the patients and staff. I always breathed a sigh of relief when Ardell would walk on the ward, to tend to a sick patient. God Bless you. RIP.

  • Ann Ayen Spies Posted July 19, 2018 6:25 AM

    So sorry to hear the loss of Aunt Ardell. Have fond memories of when Dad would take us to visit everyone. Thinking of all during this time.

  • emily brown sharlow Posted July 19, 2018 8:57 PM

    Sorry for your loss of yourMother Aunt and family and friend. To all the Ayens and Harris families. My deepest sympathy Emily Brown Sharlow

  • Helen Childs Houck Posted July 19, 2018 10:00 PM

    Mark ,Ruthie and family. So sorry for loss of your mom. I remember her at ABHH. Special lady. God Bless My deepest sympathy. Helen Childs Houck

  • Jim and Alice Pinkerton Posted July 22, 2018 3:54 PM

    Cliff, Janet and family, our deepest sympathy to you and your family over the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all,

  • Donna Doerr Posted July 30, 2018 12:29 AM

    sorry for your loss. Ardell wijj be greatly missed

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