Audrie Ann (Mallmann) Fields

LOVELAND, Colo. – Audrie Ann (Mallmann) Fields, of Loveland, Colo., joined her Heavenly Father on July 4, 2014. She was born on May 26, 1931, in Escanaba, to Kenneth and Caroline Mallmann. Audrie grew up and graduated in Escanaba in 1949. She attended Michigan State University and graduated in 1953. She taught primary education for 28 years. She married Bill Fields of Jay, Okla. in 1953 and they had four children: Ken, Tom, Mary, and Richard. She and her family moved to Encinitas, Calif. in 1959. She moved back to Escanaba in 1969 where she taught first grade at Soo Hill School for 22 years. She loved her students and they loved her.

Audrie loved the Lord God with all her heart, soul and mind (mt. 22:37). She was a faithful servant. She was very active in her New Life Assembly of God Church where she taught Sunday school. After she retired in 1992, Audrie moved to Loveland, Colo. to be with her daughter and grandchildren and fell in love with the Rocky Mountains. She spent her time either traveling with family, or relaxing at her mountain getaway in Red Feather, Colo. Her travels included mission trips to Kenya, Tanzania, Israel, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Patmos, Island Rhodes, and many family pleasure trips to the Caribbean islands, and mucho times to Mexico.

Audrie was an avid reader of mystery and suspense novels, loved action-packed movies, but most of all, was crazy in love with her yorkie, “Baby.” Audrie’s love for dogs was unmeasurable, her attention to politics was non-wavering and her love for her family was constant, steady, and never-ending. Her favorite foods were spaghetti, ice cream, and margaritas. Audrie’s gentle, soft-spoken demeanor rarely revealed her hilarious sense of humor, her sassiness, and always her opinion on everything. Her guidance, wisdom, and love were priceless and always appreciated. You will be greatly missed, Grams.

Audrie was preceded in death by her sister, Marjorie Ingersoll; her mother and father.

She is survived by her daughter and best friend, Mary (Fields) Collins; sons, Ken, Tom, and Richard Fields of Oklahoma; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; her longtime friend, Bill Fields of Oklahoma; and her beloved dog, Baby.

A private family service was held at Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colo. Audrie will rest at Lake View Cemetery in Escanaba.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the ASPCA to help the animals she so dearly loved.