Audrey Stafford was teacher, author

DOWNEY - Audrey Josephine Stafford, a Downey resident for more than 50 years, passed away Jan. 29 at the age of 96.She was born in Marshall, Mo., and graduated magna cum laude at age 20 from Missouri Valley College. She taught for more than 40 years, and continued to maintain a close relationship with the college president and her staff. Stafford was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Downey, and was published twice as an author. She is survived by her sister's and brother's families; caregiver, Maria Rodriguez and her family; and numerous friends from college and church. A viewing will take place Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at Miller Mies Mortuary in Downey. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Downey.

********** Published: February 5, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 42

Julie Ledesma