Audrey Gardner Stubstad, age 96, passed away May 25, 2018. She was born October 22, 1921 in Neola, Utah to Rex Lincoln and Zella Maria Allred Gardner, the second of nine children. Audrey grew up on the family farm where she worked along with her parents and siblings milking, gardening, working in the fields as well as helping with the cooking and keeping house for the family. As a teenage girl she also spent summers tending sheep in the nearby hills. During this time she refined her skills at Swedish embroidery, crocheting and knitting. She graduated from high school in Roosevelt, Utah and spent one year in Provo attending BYU where she majored in business. She later moved to California for work and in 1943 enlisted in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, later changed to the Women’s Army Corps. She achieved the rank of Sergeant. She was flying aboard a B-24 Liberator bomber on a ferry flight to New York when the victory over Japan was announced. After her discharge in January, 1946 she moved to Salt Lake City where she lived with her aunt Ora Campbell. Ora introduced Audrey to TK Stubstad, one of her co-workers. They were married soon after on June 25, 1948. The marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake City LDS temple in 1967. She worked at the Tooele Army Ordinance Depot for a short time after their marriage but spent the majority of their marriage as a homemaker. She was an excellent cook and seamstress and took pride in making her home beautiful inside and out. Audrey loved her family and loved to play cards, especially with her grandchildren. She also loved baseball and her favorite team was the Atlanta Braves. Audrey and TK made their home in Salt Lake City until December 1964 when they moved to Boise, Idaho. She remained in Boise after her husband’s death (November 2009) and in October 2012 moved to an assisted living center near her daughter.
Audrey is survived by three daughters: Sherry and Garth Anderson, Kristen Stubstad and Tewolde Berhane, and Heidi and Tim Campbell; 16 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, TK and daughter Susan (Gary) Thomas. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
A visitation for family and friends will be held at Cloverdale Funeral Home. 1200 Cloverdale Rd., Boise, ID., in the Garden Room from 11:00a.m. until noon on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Interment will be at Cloverdale Memorial Park.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to your favorite charity.