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Marylou J. and Bernard L. Aamodt
July 17, 2023
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Marylou Jean Aamodt passed away unexpectedly on December 12, 2022, at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in the The Dalles Oregon. She was 81 years old. Marylou was born September 13, 1941, to parents and Louis James and Mary Era (Kottke) Huffman in Walker Minnesota. She was the youngest of 6 children. She is survived by her brother, John E. Huffman of Condon (wife Carolyn).
Bernard Leroy Aamodt passed away at home with family on January 18, 2023. He was 87 years old. Bernard was born December 13, 1935, to parents Alfred Bernhard and Emma (Annonson) Aamodt in Bagley Minnesota. One of 5 children, Bernard is survived by his brother, Clifford Aamodt (wife Bonnie) of Deming, New Mexico, his sisters, Avis Hagen of Bagley, Minnesota and Betty Moen of Brookings, Oregon.
Bernard and Marylou were married on October 17, 1959, in Nashwauk, Minnesota. It is here where their love story began. Bernard and Marylou left Minnesota for work in Montana. After a call from his brother Clifford, stating there were several jobs available in Mayville, Oregon, so in 1962 they moved west for a new adventure. The 1960’s were a busy time. They welcomed 3 boys into their lives, Lee Bernard, March 7, 1965, David Robert, February 14, 1966, Darrell Victor, February 4, 1967. When they first moved to Oregon, Bernard found employment with Robert and Jesse Schomp. When he left the Schomp Ranch, Bernard leased ground from Mabel Vaughn and Margaret Pentecost. After years of farming, Bernard retired.
Marylou found herself working at the Mayville Post Office. When the boys were all in school, Marylou took a job at the Drive In, in Condon, working for Mary Thayer. Then a new opportunity showed itself, Marylou started babysitting children, with Bernard’s’ assistance it thrived into a fulltime job/adventure for many years. Marylou showed her love and concern through her baking, the children always had fresh homemade bread, buns, breadsticks, and Marylou always had bags of these goodies for the parents to take home.
Bernard and Marylou celebrated their love with 63 years of marriage on this earth and 60 of those years were shared with this community.
They are survived by their 3 sons: Lee Aamodt, (wife Jamie), David Aamodt, (wife Jennifer) and Darrell Aamodt. 7 grandchildren, Kristin Oberst, Matthew Potter, Lacy Aamodt, Mackenzie Aamodt, Megan Aamodt, Sylas Aamodt and Glory Aamodt. 4 great grandchildren Atlas Oberst, Weston Aamodt, Charles and Colton Potter.
Family and friends are welcome to attend the graveside service at 11:00 am, Saturday, July 22, 2023, at the Mayville Cemetery and a celebration of life will follow at Burns Park in Condon.
Memorial donations can be made to South Gilliam County Ambulance, (PO Box 85, Condon) South Gilliam County Rural Fire Protection District (PO Box 623) and Pioneer Memorial Health and Hospice (PO Box 9, Heppner).