Audrey Princeton

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  • "A spirited lady....and a loving mother to dear friend..."
    - John Thompson
  • "I am sad to learn of Audrey's recent passing. I have fond..."
    - Joe Dennis
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Audrey Princeton



The lovely Audrey Princeton passed peacefully on Sunday, February 4, 2018. She was in her own home with her oldest son, Michael, by her side, having been cared for many months by her daughter, Lexy. Mom was an interesting person, a lifelong reader of mysteries and historical books, a lover of opera, thrift store shopping, and an avid outdoors person. She was often riding her bicycle on exceedingly long rides, walking the hills of San Francisco where she lived for most of her life, and always in motionâ€"she wasn't one to just sit and relax. An adventurer, she took a Greyhound bus as a very young woman from her birthplace in Brooklyn, NY, to explore the faraway mountains and valleys of Yosemite. From there she moved to Los Angeles where she started her family and the many joys and sorrows that were the tapestry of her life.

She boldly served in the Army during the Korean War, as a correctional officer in San Quentin, CA, and then many, many years as a waitress-always in service to others. Audrey ultimately joined her daughters, Celeste and Lexy, in Santa Fe where she lived a few years before joining her son, Lloyd, in Albuquerque. In her final weeks, she cried out for her parents many times in her sleep and there is comfort in knowing that she now joins Henry and Helen and her son Francis, who died so many years ago. She is survived by her loving sister, Dorothy who resides in Cape Cod, MA as well as many grandchildren. Audrey was liked by many and had a knack for getting people to help her. No doubt she is already exploring her new surroundings at a brisk pace with her head held high!

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Feb. 11, 2018
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