Audrey M. Perry

Audrey M. Perry, 91, died May 31 at Woodhaven Hall, Williamsburg Landing, surrounded by her children.
She was born in Baltimore, Md. on Feb. 2, 1922, and attended Mars Hill Junior College, Wake Forest University and graduated from Baylor University.
In the fall of 1952 Mrs. Perry was tourng Europe with friends and a chaperone when she met her husband, William J. Perry, M.D. at the Brussels, Belgium airport. Dr. Perry was an attache for the U.S. Navy, stationed in London.
After a whirlwind romance they were married in Baltimore on April 18, 1953. For their twentieth anniversary Bill gave her a necklace with a globe holding rubies in Brussels, London and Baltimore. They remained married until his death in June 2010.
Dr. and Mrs. Perry lived in Alexandria, Va., for many years and lived in Albuquerque, N.M. and Hartselle, Ala. before moving to Williamsburg in 1982. Among other endeavors, Mrs. Perry wrote a column in the Hartselle Enquirer, owned a gift shop and volunteered at Colonial Williamsburg.
The Perrys had four children: Nena Lee (Dan Purtzer), John (Jeanne Louise), Richard and Aimee Siegel (David). They also had four grandchildren: Andrea and William Purtzer, and Jessie Anne and John Byron Perry.
There will be a graveside service at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Williamsburg, on Saturday, June 1 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Barker Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, Md. 20814 (

Published in Virginia Gazette from May 31 to June 30, 2013