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Audrey R. Aanenson 1915--2013


Audrey Aanenson

Audrey Aanenson of Auburn, WA passed away peaceably in Seattle on August 4th in the presence of her sons. Audrey was preceded in death by Henry Aanenson, her loving husband of more than 50 years. She is survived by her three sons, Jim Aanenson (San Jose, CA), Chuck Aanenson (Seattle), and Bill Aanenson (Seattle), and eight grandchildren.

Audrey, born in Ada, Minn. and Henry Aanenson born in Nielsville Minn., married in 1938. They departed Minnesota settling in Pullman and Coulee Dam (1946) where Audrey taught primary school and music, and Henry was an operator for the Bureau of Reclamation. They both were very active in community, sports, and church programs.

 Upon Henry’s retirement from the U.S. government, they moved to Auburn Wash. in 1968, where Audrey taught third grade and also assisted the University of Puget Sound faculty with student teaching. Henry returned to teaching mathematics and German at Maple Valley, Wash. Again Audrey and Hank were very involved in community, sports, and church activities.

A memorial for friends and family to celebrate Audrey’s life will be held at 11a.m. on Aug. 24 at the Auburn First United Methodist Church (100 N St SE, Auburn, WA 98002)

“We deeply miss her, but know she is rejoicing!”


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