A funeral service for Avon Childs, 91, of Killdeer will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Killdeer with Pastor Lisa Lewton officiating. Burial will follow in Killdeer Cemetery.
Visitation for Avon will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, December 21, 2015 at Stevenson Funeral Home, Killdeer with a prayer service being held at 7:00 p.m.
Avon passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Hill Top Home of Comfort in Killdeer.
Avon Elaine Paulson was born March 31, 1924, in Willmar, Minnesota to Edwin Ingvald Paulson and Alice Rose “Rose” Lindquist. She went to her heavenly home December 16, 2015.
Avon’s life was not easy, but she was a hard working woman of great resilience and strength. She carried on through life’s tragedies with grace and dignity and a cheerful heart.
Avon married Clifford Wing in 1942. They had a son Gerald “Gary” and a daughter, Karen.
Later, Avon married Donald “Pinky” Childs. They soon welcomed a son, Derrick Winfield Childs.
Avon and Don worked hard, happily side by side in a lumber yard, and later running Pinky’s Club from 1970 to 2005. Avon worked in direct sales throughout her life; everything to selling sewing patterns and Fuller Brushes to encyclopedias. Everyone remembers her as the perfect “Avon lady” as she worked for that company for nearly 30 years, and was a proud member of The President’s Club.
Avon was the very definition of a lady. She had a certain elegance about her that was undeniable.
Avon’s love for people and her tender heart for animals were life-long. She prided herself on being a horsewoman who competed in sidesaddle events in her younger days, as well as welcoming many rescue pets into her life.
Avon was preceded in death by her parents, son Gary Wing and daughter Karen Wing, husband Donald Childs, sisters Eunice and Nyla, and a brother, Douglas.
She leaves her son Derrick (Sonja) and only grandchild, Tara, her special nieces, whom she considered daughters: Twilla (John ) Jacobson, Laureen (John) Keller and family, Sheralee (Shane) Dolezal and one sister, Ina (Steve) Hennessy, brothers DelRoy (Judy) Singer, Darnell (Judy) Singer, Doyle (Sherry) Singer as well as many other beloved relatives and in-laws. She is remembered fondly by all who had the privilege to know her.