Audrey Davie, a longtime employee of The Connection Newspapers' accounting department, died Aug. 23 after a long illness. She was 62.
Davie was born in Schuyler, Va., to parents Frances and Kenneth Marks and lived all her life in Alexandria. She met future husband James Davie while a student at Hammond High School, and they married on Feb. 28, 1959.
Her first job was as a bookkeeper at WPIK/WXRA radio in the late 1960s, where she stayed until taking a job at The Alexandria Gazette-Packet. She worked at The Connection Newspapers from the newspaper’s early days on St. Asaph Street until her retirement in 2002.
After being diagnosed with cancer in 2001, she moved into a house with her daughter Rebecca Davie.
“She loved being with her family,” Rebecca Davie said. “She loved the holidays and Christmas. She loved to have family cookouts.
“We were blessed to have her,” she said.
Former co-workers at the Connection, Rose Webster and Regina Wilkins, remember Audrey Davie as a lively woman who enjoyed decorating the office for holidays.
“She loved to decorate for Halloween and Thanksgiving and Christmas,” Wilkins said. “She would bring in all kinds of decorations for the desks and the walls and the doorway.”
“She was a good, sassy woman,” Webster said. “She was a hard worker, and everyone liked her.”
Audrey Davie is survived by her mother, husband, daughters Rebecca Davie and Lisa Kidd, son James Davie Jr. and four grandchildren. The funeral was performed at St. Lawrence Catholic Church with interment at Ivy Hill Cemetery in Alexandria on Aug. 27.