Audrey Cleo (Schaller) Georgius

January 23, 1921 – December 29, 2019


Audrey Georgius of Pateros passed in her sleep at Park Place in Omak while suffering a sudden illness. She was 98 years old and touched many lives; she will be greatly missed.

Audrey was a Nebraska born farm girl who came to Washington to visit in 1947. Her cousin Kay brought her to Washington with the idea of doing some matchmaking. Audrey was introduced to a Minnesota farm boy, Gordon Georgius, at a 4th of July celebration and she stayed in Washington marrying Gordon five months later on December 16, 1947. They were married nearly 62 years until Gordon's death in 2009.

Audrey and Gordon lived and raised their family of one boy and three girls in Pateros. Audrey was a stay at home Mom until the youngest of her children started school. Once all the children were in school she started to work at Neff Orchards packing shed until she retired.

Children were always a big part of Audrey's life. As a teenager she went to live with her sister to help care for two young boys and two sets of twin girls. Then as a mother she would baby-sit for other families while raising her own. Then came her four grandchildren who were her pride and joy. She would baby-sit for them after school as they would ride the bus to Gramma and Grandpa's house where there were always snacks waiting. Then their were five great-grandchildren who brought her much happiness.

Audrey enjoyed crocheting and made many afghans and Christmas stockings for family and friends. She also beaded beautiful Christmas ornaments cherished by her family. Audrey found pleasure in flower gardening and she and Gordon would get many compliments on their beautiful yard. Another of Audrey's talents was pie baking. Her husband Gordon bragged that he never tasted a pie better than hers.

Audrey was the last of her generation in the family. She was preceded in death by her husband Gordon; parents William and Edith Schaller; one brother and three sisters.

She is survived by son Dennis Georgius, Omak; daughters Vickie (Bob) Peters, East Wenatchee, Deborah McDonald, Pateros, and Lori (Bill) Brauchla, Pateros. Grandchildren: Crystal Miller, Malee (DJ) Shiflett, Ryan (Michelle) Brauchla, and Calder (Sara) Brauchla. Great-grandchildren: Colby, Madison and Ethan Shiflett, Aleeka Miller-Smith and Jasper Brauchla.

The family has decided not to hold a memorial service due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty of when we could gather together safely.

Please leave any thoughts and memories for the family at Services are entrusted to Barnes Chapel of Brewster.

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