Audrey Gladys Harper
Sep 20, 1928 – Oct 19, 2015
Audrey (Audie) Gladys Harper passed away on October 19, 2015. Audrey is survived by her sister, Kathleen Doris Robinson of Aldergrove, BC, son Steven of Kent; daughters, Mary (Brian) Horn of Kent, Lisa (Scott) Eylander of Kent and Betty (Gerald) Thuney, Sr. of Auburn. She is also survived by her niece Geraldine (Wayne) Povey of Aldergrove, BC and nephew Larry (Lorna) Robinson of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Audie's adoring grandchildren are: Mitchell, Sarah, JJ, David, Bradley, Nichole, Russell, Brittany and Jonathan. Her great grandchildren are: Liberty, Benjamin, Joshua, James, Ryan and Charlotte. Audie was born at home in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on September 20, 1928 to Walter Benjamin and Doris (Heath) Lee. She married the love of her life, Douglas Stuart Harper, on April 4, 1951. Doug graduated from the University of Washington in 1955 and soon after, Audie and Doug made their home in Richland, WA; where they started their family. In August 1965, the family relocated to Kent, WA with their four children.
Audie was the traditional homemaker and was the master at her craft. Her home was the central gathering place and she was always ready to offer tasty delights. Some of Audie's interests included, singing in school and church choir, painting, gardening, playing with her Bunco group, being a fan of the Seattle Sounders and Seahawks, and baking up a storm. Audie and Doug played a pivotal role in raising their grandchildren. Their focus, support and love for their family was exemplary.
Doug and Audie bought ocean front property in Ocean Shores, WA in the early 80's. Their dream came true in the mid 90's when their son, Steve and family friend Keith, built their vacation home. The family loved to spend time at their beach house.
Audie was a member of the Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America, Ahmes Court No. 41. She truly enjoyed being a part of a spectacular group of women who came together to support the Shrine Hospital.
Audie was preceded in death by her husband, Doug. She remained active, joyful, upbeat and positive all of her days. A genuine lady whose glass was always half full.
A celebration of Audie's life will be held on Friday, October 30th at 12:30PM at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial, 16445 International Blvd. SeaTac, WA. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to Ahmes Court No. 41 and mailed to Ahmes Court No. 41 c/o Sandy McKenzie, 2419 Rocky Pt. Rd. NW, Bremerton, WA 98312-2021.
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