Audrey Huff Broadway, 91, of Vidor went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Born August 22, 1928 in Harrisonburg, LA to Narl H. Huff and Nancy Angeline Crawford Huff, she was the fourth of eight children. Audrey attended Harrisonburg High School in Harrisonburg, LA where she graduated after only 11 years. Audrey came to Beaumont, TX to be a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell after graduation. Audrey married the love of her life, Fern Thompson Broadway on March 4, 1949 and spent 69 years together before he passed in 2019. Audrey became a full-time housewife after the birth of Audrey and Fern’s first child. In 1960 Fern and Audrey moved to Vidor, TX to Audrey’s dream home complete with a barn and garden; this home full of memories and love is where the couple raised their six children. Raised on a farm, Audrey always had a love of plants and translated that into a passion for gardening later in life. A consummate lover of nature, Audrey also enjoyed fishing and spending time surrounded by beautiful gardens and flowers. As a seamstress later in life, Audrey made so many beautiful quilts over the years that her hands showed the permanent dedication and constant use. Audrey never grew tired of being at home with her children or family and it is clear to all who knew her that her family was her greatest joy in life.
Audrey Huff Broadway is survived by her children, Rebecca Reviea and husband Art of Rose City, Douglas Broadway and wife Jeannie of Vidor, Kenneth Broadway and wife Ruth of Vidor, Nancy Alexander and husband Ken of Nederland, and Janet Christian and husband Jim of Elgin; her brother Wayne Huff and wife Sue; her sister Patsy Johnson and husband Bobby; her sister-in-law Earlene Huff; and of course her 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Audrey is preceded in death by her loving husband of 69 years, Fern Thompson Broadway and her son Jeffery Broadway.
To honor the life and legacy of Audrey Huff Broadway, the family is planning a Memorial Service on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Maplecrest Baptist Church, 1005 North St; Vidor, Texas 77662.
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