Mae Lorraine VAAGE

September 26, 1926February 14, 2021

Mae Lorraine Vaage, 94, of Stanley, ND, passed away suddenly, but peacefully, of natural causes, at Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa, AZ on February 14, 2021. She was born in Palermo, ND on September 26, 1926, to her parents Ingval and Christine Mahlum. She graduated from Palermo High School. After her graduation, Mae attended Minot State Teacher's College for two months, and in the fall, she began teaching all eight grades in a rural country school. She attended summer school and evening classes for many years until she received her Bachelor of Science Degree. Mae taught in various country schools and then taught In the Stanley elementary school for many years until she retired. Her teaching career spanned over 30 years and she took great pride in her work. She loved her students very much. Mae married Donald Vaage and they have a son, Gary. Don and Mae lived in Stanley. They farmed and raised cattle in the Lostwood area. They enjoyed square dancing, rodeos, school activities and getting together with family and friends. After Donald passed away in 1995, Mae spent winters in California and Arizona with her beloved sister Ilene, and brother-in-law Kerm Satterlee. Mae kept very active her entire life. She loved to garden and cook. She loved music, good singing and dancing. She continued dancing into hers 80's and never wanted to stop. She also liked to play cards with family and her lady friends, that she enjoyed being with so much. The people mentioned here, except for her son Gary precede Mae in death. Gary lives in Mesa, Arizona. Memorial services are planned for later this spring or summer. The arrangements are being provided by Melcher Mortuary Mission Chapel in Mesa, AZ and Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Homes in Stanley, ND.


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Mae Lorraine VAAGE

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Gordon & Sharon Aas

February 23, 2021

Mae was such a beautiful person. She was a very special neighbor when she was home for the summer. May God Bless her memory.

Penny Hovda

February 22, 2021

I loved my Aunt Mae! I have and hold fond memories of this special lady. She was a classy lady always full of life. She will be missed by so many. My prayers and sympathy to Gary. God bless, Penny

Kathy Ellingson

February 22, 2021

Mae was such a beautiful person and had a heart of gold. I always enjoyed visiting with her in the summer months when she was home in Stanley. God bless all our memories we have of this special lady . Prayers to you, Gary

Dianne Moen

February 20, 2021

Mae was a beautiful person inside and out. I was shocked to see she was 94 as she did not look a day over 80! She was always so pleasant and caring. I am comforted to know that she is now with the rest of her family in a beautiful place and at peace. I will miss her but know she is happier now and had a good life with a nice peaceful departure.