Barbara Peach Auby
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Barbara Peach Auby, 84, passed away on April 9, 2019 at The Gardens of Warwick Forest. She was a native of Newport News her entire life and retired from the Newport News Police Department after 30 years of service, where she worked as an Administrative Secretary. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Newport News and was a member of its Adult Choir. She attended Longwood College, where she earned an Associates Degree. She was also a member of the VA Choral Society and the Peninsula Community Opera. Barbara also loved watercolor painting and was an avid reader.She was preceded in death by her father, Chief W.F. Peach, Sr. and her mother, Edith Spady Peach.Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Tony R. Auby, Sr.; two daughters, Kathie Pipkin Sutton (Darrell) and Melody Gayle Livengood (Bob); two sons, Tony R. Auby, Jr. (Renee) and Michael G. Auby (Laura); brother, Dr. William F. Peach, Jr. (Betty); twelve grandchildren, Tony III, David, Jarom and Jacob Auby, Hannah Lilly, Phillip Auby, Rob and Brandon Pipkin, Nick Livengood, Holly Gilbert, Connor and Corbin Auby; twelve great-grandchildren, X-Zavier and Jayden Pipkin, Jarom Addison, Carter, Fiona, Carl Auby, McKenna and Abby Lilly, Liam and Ewan Pipkin; niece, Dr. Cheryl Peach (Neal); nephew, William F. Peach (Dana); and numerous cousins and extended family in Virginia.Funeral services will be held at First United Methodist Church on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., with a private interment in Peninsula Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Riverside Hospice. Arrangements are in the care of Peninsula Funeral Home.

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Published in Daily Press from Apr. 12 to Apr. 14, 2019.
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April 18, 2019
Margaret McManus
April 15, 2019
We were extremely saddened to hear of Barbara's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss.
Allen, Susan, Lauren and Sarah Vann
April 15, 2019
Barbara was a wonderful caring person who was loved by all who knew her. I will remember fondly our family gatherings and the love and affection aunt Barbara shared with us all.

My deepest sympathy to my uncle Tony, cousins Tony Jr, Kathie, Melody and Mike for the loss of their mother and to my father William F Peach Jr for the loss of his beloved sister. I love you all.


William Peach
April 14, 2019
My heartfelt condolences to Tony and the family. May your hearts be filled with wonderful and cherished memories of your joyful times together. Sending you love and warm thoughts.
Tricia Fielding
April 13, 2019
Extremely sorry to read of the passing of Mrs.Auby. I know that she will be deeply missed by all that knew her. Tidewater Chapter Order of Demolay.
Jim Ridenhour
April 13, 2019
I am burning a candle in memory of my mom whom I loved dearly.
Kathie Sutton
April 12, 2019
You are all in our thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace. Eighty-four just does not seem long enough.
Susan Pongratz
April 12, 2019
Kathie and all family,
We were so sorry to read about your mom's passing. We have memories of her being so pleasant and kind. All of you will remain in our thoughts and prayers during this time.
Kitty & Terry Heffington
April 12, 2019
To Tony and family: I was so saddened to hear of Barbara's passing today! She was such a kind and gracious lady...always smiling and caring. She was a large part of what I enjoyed as I served the Virginia Choral Society as Conductor and Artistic Director. I send you my condolences and sincere wishes for comfort in a life very well lived.

Jim Powers, Wilson, NC
April 12, 2019
One of the nicest, caring people anyone would ever want to meet. Barbara was a lovely lady in every sense of the word . RIP Barbara
Bill Roth
April 12, 2019
We both extend our sincerest sympathy to Tony and the entire family at the loss of Barbara. We enjoyed her company for many years in the Virginia Choral Society and singing with her on special occasions at Noland Memorial Church. She was a special lady and we will miss her friendship in our lives. It is our hope that the family will find comfort knowing that friends are thinking about them at this time of sorrow.

God's blessings,
Kim and Al Schweizer
Al Schweizer
April 12, 2019
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Barbara. I worked with her for years until her retirement from NNPD. She was a gentle, funny, intelligent lady.
My sincere condolences to the family.
Sue Wills
April 12, 2019
Sincere sympathy to the Peach and Spady families in the passing of Mrs. Auby. God bless each of you with strength during this most difficult and sad time.
Faye Cordle Keenan
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