Mavis Ambers

A livestream of the service will be available by accessing www.firstlutheran.tv

To view the flowers from Mavis’ service, click here:  Mavis Ambers Flowers

Mavis Ambers, 81, Minot, died Monday, February 21, 2022, in a Minot hospital.

Mavis was born February 7, 1941, in Seaside, OR to Thorvald and Agnes (Risovi) Erickson. She grew up in North Dakota and was educated in the community of Maddock.

Mavis was united in marriage to Elmer C. Ambers on January 12, 1958, in Maddock. They moved to Minot, where they would make their lifelong home and were blessed with two daughters.

Mavis was employed by St. Joseph’s Hospital and later Trinity Hospital as a nurses’ assistant. She also assisted her husband with the operation of Ambers Carpet and Vinyl Installation for a couple of years.

Mavis along with her husband Elmer together founded Ambers Adult Foster Care, providing private home care for the elderly. They faithfully cared for their residents as though they were their own family until fully retiring from their business.

Mavis was a member of First Lutheran Church, Eagles, Elks and Moose Auxiliaries.

In retirement, Mavis enjoyed reading and cooking with recipe books, growing tomatoes which were a particular favorite of Mr. Ambers, and adorning her homefront in bright pink mandevillas which became the talk of the town every Spring and Summer they would bloom. Mavis would spend long summertide hours relaxing with Elmer at their lake home on Parshall Bay of Lake Sakakawea. She will be remembered for the golden heart she posessed and her caring, fun personality.

Mavis is survived by her loving husband of 64 years Elmer; daughters Cindy (June Peterson) Gohl, Eden Prairie, MN and Laura (Vallen) Norsby, Minot, ND; grandchildren Carrie (Andrew) Wyman, Eden Prairie, MN, Amber (Dirk) Mikkelson, Minot, ND, April Norsby, Fairbanks, AK, Ian Norsby, Minot, ND and Cristine (Ed) Newcombe, Eden Prairie, MN; great granddaughters: Amy, Abigail and Avery Mikkelson, Minot, ND; great grandsons: Declan Wyman and Jacob Perry, Bloomington, MN; siblings David (Virginia) Erickson, Scappoose, OR, Carol (Hilary) Bitz, Spokane, WA, Margaret (Robert) Reierson, Oregon City, OR and Violet Burgess, Douglas, ND along with many other cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Mavis was preceded in death by her parents and infant son Joseph Jeffery Scott Ambers.

Celebration of Life for Mavis Ambers: 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 28, 2022 at First Lutheran Church, Minot. A livestream of the service will be available by accessing www.firstlutheran.tv
Interment:  Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation Monday, one hour prior to the start of the service at the church.
Memorials may be sent to the family or to a charity of the donor’s choice.


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