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Fantl, 95, died Aug. 17, 2007, at All About Care Assisted Living in Anchorage. She suffered a massive stroke Aug. 3.
She requested no services or gathering, as she said, "No fuss."
Audrey was born June 10, 1912, in Pittsburgh to Harry and Maude Isiminger. She was raised in Claysville, Pa. After marrying Burney Humphreys, she lived in Washington, Pa.
Her family wrote: "During World War II, she had foster children along with her two, at one time having 11 children in her home. She even had bunk beds in the dining room. When attending church, she had her own Christian soldiers marching down the street. During the war, she baked cookies and made fudge to send packages to the soldiers.
"One of her foster sons told her, 'You're a good cooker, Mom.'
"When she made Spanish rice, she had to sterilize the dog's dish as the baby of the family was out there helping himself to another serving along with the dog.
"Audrey relocated to California in 1959, working as a waitress. She volunteered at the Senior Center in Pomona, Calif. She loved to dance, crochet and embroider. She was a wonderful cook. While living in California she and her fifth husband traveled extensively, dancing their way from one continent to the next -- from a disco in Japan to a square dance in Vienna, on a flatbed truck in a parade to the Buck Owens Club in Bakersfield, Calif.
"Audrey was alert until the stroke. She kept up on current events and had an opinion about it all. She did the daily word search and read her Bible. She was outspoken, generous with hugs, a complete optimist, and loved Alaska.
"Audrey was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and the shining star in her crown was being made a mother of Shiloh. She was unable to attend the last few years, but 'went' to church each Sunday via television."
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Edna Moore; son, Burney Humphrey Jr.; and five husbands.
She is survived by her daughter, Beverly Fuller of Anchorage; daughter-in-law, Betty Humphreys of Wasilla; grandchildren, Tom, Gary and Scott Humphreys of Wasilla, Keith Humphreys and Brenda Efaw of Pennsylvania, Shawn Stahl and Edwin Brown of California, and Toni Cervine of Kentucky; great-grandchildren, Kimberly Baugher of Anchorage, Chris Halsey of Arizona, Campbell and Georgia Brown of California, Chad and Adam Humphreys, Megan and Haley Humphreys, Alysia, Alex and Chance Humphreys, all of Wasilla, Melissa and Morgan Efaw of Pennsylvania; great-great-grandchildren, Kristina Webber and James Manske.
Her family added: "Her most important survivor is her cat, Miss Spot, who now resides with her daughter. When Spot passes she will be cremated and scattered with Audrey's ashes."
"(We) would like to thank Dr. Madelaine Grant, Becky Pantoyu, and her sister-in-law who were her helpers for several years. Very special thanks to all the staff at All About Care, especially Mercy Sullivan, who treated Audrey like she was her mother.
"Words cannot describe the love Audrey received from Rev. Alonzo Patterson, his wife and all the church family at Shiloh.
"In the meantime, Audrey will be in heaven rooting for her 'son,' Tiger Woods, each time he plays. She left this earth clad in a red dress and dancing shoes ready to dance her way into heaven."
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to MDA Mattie's Fund, P.O. Box 66002, Tucson, AZ 85758 or to the charity of the donor's choice. Cards and condolences may be sent to 7932 Fenn St., Anchorage 99502.
Arrangements are with Witzleben Funeral Homes.
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