Notes for Audrey Faye Gathright

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Notes for Audrey Faye Gathright



Audrey grew up on a small farm outside Dill City in western Oklahoma, where she worked hard collecting eggs, milking cows, picking cotton, and other farm chores. After graduating from high school, she worked for a time as a nurse in nearby Elk City at Community Hospital. It was then that she met Don Wilson and married him. They moved around a lot in the early years of their marriage because of his job on an oil-exploration team. They had their two children during this time. (An amazing coincidence is that, when son Michael was born in Houston, TX, the supervising nurse in the pediatric ward was the woman who had been Audrey's supervisor at the hospital in Elk City, OK.) In late 1958 they moved to Albuquerque, NM, so that Don could work for his father in his electronics business. She lived in Albuquerque the rest of her life, until she died of ovarian cancer in 1998. She was 68 years old.

Some of her funny expressions:

“Use your head for something other than a hat rack!”

If you would start saying something with, “Well…” she would say, “That’s a deep subject.”

If you would start out with, “Hey…” she would say, “Hay is what horses eat.”

If you were blocking the view, she would say, “You make a better door than a window.”

If you made a big sneeze without blocking it, she would say, "Do you give a towel with your showers?"


Her birth certificate says born in Dill City, but it also gives residence of parents as Dill City, which I'm pretty sure is not correct -- they lived on their farm near Dill City.

The name on her death certificate is Audrey Faye Wilson. Cause of death was ovarian carcinoma. She died at St. Joseph Hospital - Downtown.
Headstone of her grave says Audrey F. WILSON, 1930 - 1998.


Note: Some of the information in these pages is uncertain. Please let me know of errors or omissions using the email link above.    ...Mike Wilson

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