Audrey B Conrad
July 7, 1930 – November 20, 2019
Audrey Bohn Conrad, 89, passed away at home with her family at her bedside on November 20, 2019. She was born on July 7, 1930, to Oscar and Augusta (Ehlers) Bohn, in Forbes, North Dakota. At the age of 3, Audrey was run over by a Model T car. The driver never stopped, as the driver thought she was just a bump in the road. She grew up in Mobridge, South Dakota and moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota her senior year of high school. In 1948, she graduated from Washburn High School and graduated from Minneapolis Business College in 1949. She met Marvin Conrad in 1950, and they were married on November 10, 1951. Her first child, Steven, was born in Torrance, California, in 1952. The following year in 1953 a daughter, Linda, was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Throughout Audrey’s life, she and Marvin purchased many businesses such as duplexes, motels, restaurants, and a resort, which relocated them to many different states including California, Oregon, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Washington State, and Idaho. Audrey and Marvin also lived in Venezuela for a short time in the 50s while Marvin worked there as a mechanical engineer. In her final years, she moved to Florida to be near her daughter and son-in-law and eventually lived with them. Audrey enjoyed playing bridge, golf, and bingo; drinking Carlos Rossi Chablis; telling everyone about her “roots”; watching FoxNews; and cruising. Her final cruise was through the Panama Canal with John and Linda; it was her dream vacation.
Audrey is survived by her daughter, Linda Mera, and her husband, John, of Orlando, Florida; her son, Steve Conrad, and his wife, Lori, of Bella Vista, Arkansas; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Bonita Risnes of Stacy, Minnesota.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Audrey B Conrad
November 26, 2019
Audrey was my mom, Elaine Gast’s cousin. Her Mom, Gussie, was my Mom’s favorite Aunt.
I reconnected with Audrey awhile back due to “roots” as she liked to say. I remember as a kid when her family came by Seattle on their way to OR. They were even in eastern WA. and Idaho. Unfortunately due to my Mom’s passing in 1972, we didn’t have the family connections like we might have had, had she been around longer. So it meant a lot that Audrey reached out to me. I appreciate her granddaughter taking over the “roots” and for letting me know of her passing. She was really special. I know her family meant so much to her. A favorite memory was her self typewriter “typed” Christmas letters. Miss them and will miss knowing she was just an email away.
November 25, 2019
It was a great privilege to have known Audrey. She was great fun to play bridge with. My sympathies to you all.