Audrey Ayles Montague (1921 - 2017)

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Audrey Ayles Montague, 96, of Anchorage, Alaska, died at home surrounded by her sons on Nov. 13, 2017, from complications of a stroke.
Audrey was born on July 7, on her family dairy farm in Henderson, N.Y. She was the daughter of Charles and Gladys Ayles. She spent her high school years giving piano and violin recitals with her sister, Marjorie, throughout the North Country of New York state. She also met and fell in love with Stanley A. Montague, whom she later married. She attended the State Normal School of New York at Plattsburgh.
After college, she worked as a secretary in Syracuse, N.Y., and married her high school sweetheart, Stanley Montague, at the Universalist Church in Henderson, N.Y. Stanley's career in the United States Navy and his interest in furthering his later career in personnel management led to Audrey's living in many places including Geneva, N.Y.; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Argentina; Newfoundland; Fair Lawn, N.J.; Big Rapids, Mich.; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Fairbanks, Alaska; and finally, Anchorage since 1970.
She kept herself busy by raising four boys - "her boys" - Dale Bruce, Dennis Charles, Gary Wayne and Randy Hawley. She was an avid reader and an expert ceramic artist, cat owner, knitter, crochet teacher and a person genuinely interested in the happiness of her family.
In retirement, she and Stanley traveled all over Alaska and the Lower 48 by camper. She and her husband also cruised around the world by a tramp steamer out of Gdansk, Poland. After Stanley's death in 2008, she resumed a busy life with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
There will be a burial memorial service at Fort Richardson National Memorial Cemetery in the spring.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Dec. 3, 2017