After a four-year battle with Parkinsonism, Audrey Winifred Heasty Barton Wallace, 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, August 18, 2021.
Audrey was born September 28, 1930, in the village of Derrygonnelly, County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland to William and Sarah Barton. Audrey worked for several years as a secretary at Erne Engineering in Enniskillen. In the summer of 1953, she and a friend traveled to Philadelphia to spend a year in America. While working at Drexel University, she met the love of her life and was wed four months later to Robert O’Neil Wallace. Their strong marriage continued until his death nearly 59 years later in 2013. In 1959, they settled in Kalispell where Robert built the first cable system in Bigfork and East Lakeshore. Audrey was the Office Manager for the Cable Company in Kalispell until 1976.
In the last years of her life, Audrey was lovingly cared for by her eldest daughter, Lynn Heasty Wallace, and is also survived by a younger daughter, Karen Lee Wallace Jeffers and her two grandsons, Robert O’Neil Jeffers and Ryan James Jeffers of Reno, Nevada. Audrey gave wonderful hugs, made great apple pies, and enjoyed gardening. Above all, she was devoted to her close-knit family. She supported, respected and loved us all unconditionally. Her daily love and guidance will be greatly missed.
To honor her wishes, no services will be held. Her ashes have been interred at the C.E. Conrad Memorial Cemetery.
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