Audrey L. Daun
Audrey L. Daun, beloved mother, grammy, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away at Brandel Hall in The Samarkand Retirement Community on June 3 at the age of 95. It was a long and fruitful life.
Born in Gooding, Idaho, her parents Arthur and Bertha Harms moved to Salem, Oregon, where she spent her entire school career. She began working after graduation. While volunteering for the USO during WWII, she met the love of her life, Glenn Daun. They wed in 1944 before Glenn was shipped to France. They enjoyed being married for over 66 years, until Glenn passed away in 2010. Audrey worked for 30+ years for State Farm Insurance, in addition to raising their family and supporting Glenn in his music ministry.
Audrey is survived by children Lowell Daun (Dorothy), Renee Kelleher (Mick), and Denise Anderson; granddaughters Rebecca Daun-Widner (Charlie), Stacey Owen (Mike), and Brittney Waddle (Billy); and great-grandchildren Willow Daun-Widner, Ben and Emmett Owen, and Bryce, Blake, and Blaire Waddle. She took great joy in her family, and in watching the little ones grow.
The entire family is very grateful for the loving care provided by the assisted living staff at Brandel Hall. They loved Audrey and treated her like family. She loved them just as much, and she often told them “You are so good to me!” We also extend our gratitude to Visiting Nurse Hospice of Santa Barbara. Their loving and compassion was so present, and their care allowed Mom to journey home with more grace and ease.
A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, June 20 at 2:30 in the Brandel Hall Chapel at The Samarkand.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care, 512 East Gutierrez, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 or The Samarkand Benevolent Care Fund, 2550 Treasure Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93105