Audrey M. Evans died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023, of natural causes.
She was born Aug. 23, 1933, to Sam and Carolyn DeVault, in Lewiston, where she grew up and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1951. She celebrated her 90th birthday on Aug. 21, 2023.
Audrey married Kenneth Evans on Aug. 25, 1950. They enjoyed 56 years together until his passing. She lived in Lewiston at 1728 Ripon Ave., most of her life.
She was a school cook for the Lewiston School District until her retirement.
She and her husband traveled all 50 of the United States twice in their motorhome and made it to Hawaii for their 50th wedding anniversary.
Audrey lived life to the fullest. She had eight grandkids, five great-grandkids and one great-great-granddaughter, making her a triple “G.” We all called her “GG.”
She was a member of the Church of New Hope for many years before joining The Salvation Army and becoming a soldier of the Lord.
She was very energetic and had an activity every day of the week with her sister, Charlotte Lane, her best friend. She is a twin to sister Arlis Woodland who lives in Omak, Wash. She gave of herself, her resources and her time generously.
Audrey was an avid sports fan and especially loved watching her grandkids and great-grandkids play. She loved the Seahawks and Mariners and watched their games as often as possible.
Audrey is survived by her daughter Karen (Ty) Cornell, son Bill (Aum) Evans; sisters Charlotte Lane and Arlis Woodland; grandchildren Todd (Jamie) Cornell, Tig (Sheri) Cornell, Annie Evans, Josephine Evans, Aldous Evans, Eric Evans, Fran Evans and Jasmine Evans; great-grandchildren Sydney (Beau) Tilleman, Kayla Cornell, Monique Evans, Ty Cornell, Tate (Charli) Cornell; and great-great-daughter Blayke Tilleman.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.
Audrey was a real sweetheart loved by all, spirited and feisty. She said she wanted no hoopla just a simple graveside service and to be buried in jeans and a sweatshirt. She will be greatly missed.
A memorial luncheon will be held at noon Monday, Oct. 30, at The Salvation Army, 1220 21st St., Lewiston, with Captain David and Captain Jolene Adcock officiating. The family suggests memorial donations be made to The Salvation Army in Lewiston.