AUDREY KING

March 5, 1922 - July 28, 2022

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Audrey Virginia Miller King entered the world on March 05, 1922, in Windsor Township, Pennsylvania, and lived a wonderful full life for over 100 years before departing on July 28, 2022. She lived her first 18 years in Red Lion, PA and enjoyed activities such as playing the piano during the Mickey Mouse Club activities at the Lion theater, starring in high school plays, singing with the Glee Club, and bringing home blue ribbons in track. She was Salutatorian of her high school class of 1939.
After marrying George William King, Jr. in 1940, she lived in Alexandria, VA and Glen Rock, PA. During WW II she served as a Gray Lady, a Red Cross volunteer group, working in hospitals treating wounded soldiers. Audrey was extremely artsy, from hand painting walls to look like wallpaper to creating dress patterns from styles in fashion magazines especially matching mother-daughter outfits. Audrey and George had four children: Gini, Bill, Jil and Melinda. Audrey was an active member of the community after moving to Arlington, VA in 1952. She was a charter member of Powhatan Springs Woman’s Club founded in 1957, serving as President, receiving the woman of the year award and served at the state level as Beautification Chairperson of the Virginia General Federation of Women’s Club. Audrey was an active member of the PTA at Ashlawn, Kenmore and W-L schools in various leadership roles, including President and was awarded the honor of a PTA Life Membership. In addition, she spent several years leading Brownie and Girl Scout troops, being School Patrol Mom, and Room Mother for many classrooms. As an active member of Westover Baptist Church, she served as Superintendent of Sunday Schools. Audrey especially enjoyed visiting the Kennedy Center, Ford Theater, the White House, Embassy Row and all of Washington DC’s museums.
Audrey was blessed with five grandsons: Steven, Ryan, Shawn, David, and Evan and three great grandchildren: Weston, Phoenix, and Griffin. Her family included daughter-in-law Chris, son-in-laws Jim, and Randy and granddaughter-in laws Kerrianne, and Sarah.
Audrey spent many years traveling the globe, visiting 52 countries. She moved to Suntree in Melbourne, Florida, in 1994 and was active in the Suntree United Methodist Church, Friends of Suntree, Viera Women’s Club, the Red Hat Society and book groups. In 2012 Audrey moved to independent living at The Brennity in Melbourne where she enjoyed a myriad of activities, including trips to Disney World, museums, and the King Center.
Audrey will be remembered by all for her gracious ways. The family remembers the little black book in which was recorded all expenditures; home cooked meals, the most favorite apple pie for dinner delight; canning and preserving summer’s bounty; homemade Halloween costumes; shop until you drop excursions; family vacations, especially Albert the alligator; fondness for travel, coffee, jewelry, bunnies, carnival glass and Christmas; and acquiring books and unique items from shopping expeditions and travels around the globe, gifted and always accompanied by a notecard in her wonderful way with words, including history and thoughts on the gift. And not to be forgotten, riding a camel at the age of 80!
Audrey’s 100th birthday party was truly a celebration of life, that included two of her favorites, a Big Mac and champagne!
The family suggests that any remembrance be a donation to a plant-a-tree program to help reforest areas damaged by fire and natural disasters. Websites include:
https://thetreesremember.com/memorial-trees/
https://www.fs.usda.gov/working-with-us/donations/plant-a-tree
https://www.nationalforest.org/