Audrey Floria Savoye
Audrey Floria Savoye was born in Milwaukee, WI, on November 17, 1926. She died peacefully in her sleep in Glenwood Springs, CO, on June 30, 2015.
Audrey lived a full and active life raising her children in Milwaukee and New Canaan, CT. She married her first husband, James David Floria in 1947. The couple honeymooned in Aspen that year, taking skiing lessons from local legend Fred Iselin. The couple lived in a modern house they designed in Fox Point, WI, on the shores of Lake Michigan. At 5’11” and 120 pounds, Audrey was a stunning Lauren Bacall look-alike.
Audrey studied art and design at Milwaukee State Teacher’s College, and continued to draw and paint the rest of her life, specializing in portraits of family and friends.
Audrey and James divorced in 1963. Forty years later she married Rod Savoye from New Canaan. The couple moved to Glenwood Springs to be close to Audrey’s children and grandchildren in 2003. Rod passed in 2013.
A life-long Christian Scientist, Audrey was active in her church, serving as clerk and reader for many years. She was a strong supporter of liberal causes and the environment, and held firm beliefs regarding freedom of speech and conscience.
Audrey lived her faith, which she demonstrated by her love and affection for others. After she retired she volunteered for many years for Literacy Outreach, teaching English to Spanish speakers in the Roaring Fork Valley. She was a gentle spirit and will be remembered for her unconditional love and support for her family and friends.
Audrey’s parents, Hans and Rense Petersen, were Norwegian immigrants, who settled in Milwaukee in the first decade of the 20th century. She is survived by her children, David James Floria and Barbara Floria Orcutt; her grandchildren, Andre James Orcutt, Georgia Grace Orcutt, Jake Anthony Floria, and Jesse James Floria; and her great grandson Nils Allen Orcutt.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to one her favorite charities, the World Wildlife Fund, at http://www.worldwildlife.org.
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