Audrey Margaret Gart

Deceased: January 10, 2017

Service Information:

Visitation: Friday, January 13, 2017 5pm until 8pm
Gathering Saturday, 9:30am, processing to 11am Funeral Mass at St. Josaphat Church, 2311 N. Southport, Chicago
Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery


Audrey Margaret Gart, born January 15, 1928 in Chicago, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. She was the third child of Margaret and Walter Stewart Beckenbaugh. She was predeceased by her brother, William “Bill” Beckenbaugh, her sister, Virginia Kuhn and her sister in spirit, Betty Bordes.
After marrying her WWII pen pal, George “Sunny” Gart in 1947 they proceeded to have 5 daughters, Sandra Dettloff, Joy (Louis) Vernagallo, Pamela (Joseph) Siepka, Lynne (Robert) Shields and Audra Gart. Loving grandmother of Nicole, Renee, Danielle, Joseph, Georgianne, Audrie, Brett, Bobby and Sean.
Audrey’s chosen vocation in life was to be a loving and devoted daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. She dedicated her life to each of these with the greatest love and care that anyone could possibly give. Audrey brought her cheerful vibrance to her part time work at Lincoln Park Zoo, Wieboldts and Aetna Bank.


She loved life and enjoyed attending Cubs and Bears games, reading, hosting parties, bowling, dancing, singing and traveling. She served as an election judge for many years. Audrey volunteered at St. Josaphat Church serving as a Eucharistic and Liturgical Minister. Family and friends were Audrey’s passion and delight. She will be missed deeply but remembered by all whose lives she touched.

The family will receive friends and family at Lakeview Funeral Home, 1458 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, January 13. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday before processing to an 11 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Josaphat Church, 2311 N. Southport, Chicago. Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery in Skokie. Info – 773-472-6300 or