Sunday, March 21, 2010

Audrey May Scholl 1916 - 1990

Audrey was born in 1916 to George and Emma Scholl in Los Angeles, California  Her father was a studio carpenter and mother worked in the home and later in life labored canning and drying fruit in a little orchard in Farmington, Utah.

Audrey grew up in Los Angeles in the Echo Park area and went to high school at Marshall.  After High School she got a well paying job and moved out of the home because she wanted to be independent.  Audrey attended the Hollywood Ward where she met and married Glen Kroksh. Unfortunately Glenn was unable have children so they adopted a son they loved very much and named him Gerry. They went to the  Elysian Park Ward and Glen worked as a projectionist at the Roxy Theater in downtown Los Angeles.  Glen took the bus to his job but sometimes she would pick him up and bring him home saving him the bus ride.  Even before she married Audrey worked as a bookkeeper and after marriage she and Glen were wise with their money. In the 1980 she worked for Brock Contrators and helped Kent and Suzanne Gardiner get the house of their choice in Saugus, California.

Audrey was always a very pretty woman with a nice figure, well fashioned clothes and a style of her own.

In the early 1970's Audrey was diagnosed with breast cancer.  She battled that disease for alnost twenty years finally dying in 1990.  Audrey was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and loved serving others.

Audrey was good friend with the Beitlers from church and each year they took vacations together to camping areas all around California including their favorite vacation spot: Shoshone in the Mojave dessert.

She had one sibling named Elaine who had 7 children.  Once a month on Fast Sunday she would prepare a fancy meal for Glen, Gerry and 9 members of Elaine's family.  Audrey was known for her cooking abilities, her kindness and generosity.  The week after Elaine died from cancer Glen and Audrey took Elaine's children to various amusement parks to comfort the grieving family.  Before she died she voiced concern about her son Gerry's welfare after she was gone albeit she left him with income property and a house that was completely paid for.

Audrey died on October 17, 1990 in Burbank, California at the age of 74.  She is buried next to her husband and sister in Valhalla Cemetery, Burbank, California, in the Latter Day-Saint area just in front of the Seagull monument.

Elysian Park Ward

Audrey and Emma about 1917:

Audrey and her maternal grandmother 1917:

Audrey about 1921

1940's, Here is a picture of Glen and Audrey with a group from the Hollywood Ward where they attended in the early 1940's. Glen is on the front row left and Audrey is on the front row fifth from the left. Gil Reed who they were friends with for many years is on the front row right and Harry Beitler,  back row second from left.

1957: LtoR ?, James Gardiner, Audrey, Glen, Elaine,?, and Gerry in front.  Los Angeles Temple.

1969, LtoR back row Kent, Sherry, Sandy, Carol, Gerry, and Audrey, front row Julie Jeff, Gayle and JT facing Audrey's Shadowlawn home:

California license:

2010 Bonnie on Audrey and Glen from K on Vimeo.

Hi, my mother's sister discovered breast cancer in 1971 right after her husband Glen died 11 June 1971.

The immediate cause was respiratory failure due to metastatic colon cancer. Metastatic - the term used to describe a secondary cancer, or one that has spread from one area of the body to another.

On September 20, 1990 a doctor performed paracentesis is a form of body fluid sampling procedure, generally referring to peritoneocentesis (also called laparocentesis - "cent" means "pierce") in which the peritoneal cavity is punctured by a needle to sample peritoneal fluid.  Audrey was 74 years 2 days old at the time of her death. Kent

Grave location:

2010 Kroksh Grave Sites from K on Vimeo.


Thanks for sending this to me, very interesting.  Looks like you have been having fun.  I think I went over to Audrey's 3 times.  I first went over to meet her and gave her a picture of the Frederick and Fannie Scholl family (with all the children) and she had a lot of pages of family group sheets that I borrowed and made copies and then took them back.  Then when Uncle Willard and Aunt Marguerite Apel came out from Denver to visit, I took them over so Uncle Willard could meet his first cousin for the first time.  One of the times I was there Gerry was there also so I meet him briefly.