On May 19, 2014 an amazing soul left us. Today, we look past the heartache and remember the wonderful person Audrey Womack was. She was a loyal friend, loving wife and mother. She had a strong belief in God and was a member of the Church of Christ "Temple Lot."
Audrey was born in 1926 in Three Sands Oklahoma, her parents were Bernice and Lawrence Cooper.
She moved from Oklahoma to Colorado as a young girl and later moved to the Spokane area with her brother, Bud Cooper, and her parents. She was 18 when she married Lyle Womack. He was the love of her life.
Her brother, Gary Cooper, while 17 years younger, was always an important part of her life, in part because he was her baby brother and within three years of her only daughter, Bonnie J. Hartill. She'd resided in the Spokane and Colville area since 1930's.
She was a caretaker of family and friends and loved to spend time with her family and grandchildren. She spent many years providing day care to children in the Colville community whom she considered her grandkids. She worked as a CNA in the Deer Park Hospital and enjoyed making ceramics, sewing and was an amazing cook. She passed away at Buena Vista Nursing Home and was known there for her infectious smile and impeccable style.
Audrey is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Hartill; her brother and his wife, Gary and Donna Cooper; grandchildren, Kelly Brown, Shelly Brown-Stroisch, Keith and Carly Brown and Shannon Antoine; her nieces, Errin Cooper-Nelson, Linda Case-Patterson and Kathy Cooper; nephews, John and Harry Case. Great-grandchildren Madison Swiderski, Cheyenne Duran, Gage Stroisch, Kaitlynn Dennison, Riley and Caitlyn Brown, Miguel and Abigail Brown, Sierra, Lakota and Shawnee Antoine; great-great-grandchild, Aria Swiderski.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother and beloved husband.
The family suggests that any memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of one's choice.
Audrey is buried at the Greenwood Cemetery in Spokane, beside her husband and parents.
There will be a celebration of life at the Colville City Park on June 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. (potluck picnic).