Audrey Blanche Foster (Johnson) Embrey

1931 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Audrey Blanche Foster (Johnson) Embrey Obituary
Audrey Blanche Foster (Johnson) Embrey July 26, 1931 - May 27, 2012 Audrey was born in Santa Monica to Audie "Roy" and Blanche Foster. She lived in Culver City during the Shirley Temple era and took singing, dancing and elocution lessons at the age of 4 that led to a brief acting and stage career. In 1937, her family moved to Bakersfield where she was a resident for 75 years and loved her community dearly. Audrey attended Horace Mann Elementary, Washington Jr. High and East Bakersfield High where she was active in the student body and known for her enthusiasm and maroon convertible. In 1951, she married Loren Johnson and had three daughters. She was active in Republican politics and was a founding member of the Second Church of Christ, Scientist. She was a loving wife, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother and great- grandmother and was known for her infectious smile and laugh. Her family meant everything to her. She was an accomplished pianist, and had a sharp wit and a great sense of humor. Audrey loved to bake sweets for friends and family, and we loved to eat them! She was predeceased by Lee Embrey, her husband of 38 years and is survived by her beloved brother Gordon (Sally) Foster, daughters Cheryl (Art) Sherwyn, Laurel (John Edward) Bishop, and Dorian Crugnale. She has six grandchildren, Ben and Elizabeth Sherwyn, Beau and Angela (Boyd) Bishop, Max and Dana Hoffenberg and two great-grandchildren, Van Boyd and Cole Bishop. Since 2009, Audrey was a resident of Parkview Julian Convalescent Hospital where she received wonderful and loving care and was truly treated as a family member by the excellent staff there. A memorial service will be held at the Junior League, 1928-19th St. on June 11, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. Donations may be made in Audrey's name to the Parkinson's Foundation or to . We encourage and welcome you to share your memories of Audrey via the guestbook on the Bakersfield Californian website or mail them to Laurel Bishop, PO Box 955, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on June 5, 2012
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