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.