March 1, 1935 — July 2, 2022

Audrey Ann Montgomery Godfrey mentioned in her 1953 Weber Excessive Faculty commencement discuss, “No man stands alone.” As she grew older, she would add the phrases “no girl stands alone both.” All through her lengthy life, she, on the proper time and in the best methods, championed ladies’s rights and made positive that they had been by no means forgotten. Born March 1, 1935 in Ogden, Utah, Audrey, the daughter of William Floyd Montgomery and Adrianna Van Zweden, liked barns, wildflowers, working in her father’s cherry orchard, and good books. Early in life, she discovered that nice prose flowed from her pen and whereas nonetheless in grammar college received a Daughters of the Utah Pioneers writers contest, later serving as editor of the Weber Excessive Faculty pupil newspaper. She additionally wrote a month-to-month column targeted on Weber County historical past which was printed within the Ogden Commonplace Examiner. Simply final 12 months, 2021, she obtained the Sons of the Utah Pioneers “Trendy Pioneer Award” from the Temple Fork chapter. Blessed to come back from a big household of achievers, her siblings included sisters Rosemary (Max) Jones, Sylvia (Lamont) Hunt, Laurie (Don) Evans, and brothers James, Robert (Jelean), and Michael (Dianne) Montgomery. The Montgomerys got here from English, Scottish, Danish, and Dutch inventory and operated an orchard in North Ogden on land homesteaded by her pioneer household. Graduating from Weber Excessive Faculty in Might of 1953, Audrey enrolled in Weber Faculty the place she obtained scholarships which had been augmented by the pay she obtained working as a phone operator and retail gross sales clerk. After successful a KSL scholarship, she enrolled at Utah State College the place she served as supervisor of the varsity’s radio station and as a options author for the Aggie pupil newspaper. Whereas attending Utah State College, she met and married Kenneth W. Godfrey, the son of a Cache County farmer. They had been married on September 17, 1956 within the Logan L.D.S. Temple. Audrey was the mom of 5 kids: Ted Okay. Godfrey (Angie) of Ogden, Utah, David W. Godfrey (Emily) of North Ogden, Kathleen Godfrey of Marina, California, W. James Godfrey (Diane) of Cedar Hills, Utah, and Matthew C. Godfrey (Carrie) of Layton, Utah. She counted sixteen grandchildren and 7 nice grandchildren. After her kids had been grown, she enrolled in Utah State College’s graduate college and earned a grasp’s diploma in historical past. A member of the Mormon Historical past Affiliation, she received awards for articles printed within the Utah Historic Quarterly, The Arizona and the West Journal, The Salt Lake Tribune. Her research of the Utah Conflict included her article “Housewives, Hussies, and Heroines: The Ladies of Johnston’s Military” which received the Utah Historic Quarterly finest title award. Lively within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Audrey served as a Major president, as a Younger Ladies’s chief, and in a Aid Society presidency within the Logan East Stake. She and her husband authored the Historical past of the Logan East Stake, Ladies’s Voices: An Untold Historical past of the Latter-Day Saints, and different books as effectively. She carried out historical past excursions of Latter-day Saint Historic websites and traveled to England, Denmark, Egypt, Palestine, and Norway. Furthermore, she taught on the Nauvoo, Illinois Joseph Smith Academy, served missions in Salt Lake Metropolis, was a temple officiator, and contributed to the ebook By Research and Additionally By Religion, a historical past of the L.D.S. Church’s Seminaries and Institutes. As well as, the small quantity Our Heritage knew the purpose of her pen. Audrey handed peacefully on July 2, 2022 at her residence in Logan, Utah. She can be remembered as a loving, caring spouse, mom and grandmother who was cheerful, variety, considerate and stood up for her beliefs. A viewing can be held within the Lundstrom Park First Ward Chapel (1260 N. 1600 E.) on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 9:00, with funeral companies afterwards at 11:00. Internment can be within the Logan Metropolis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the household urges contributions to the USU Historical past Division: Dan McInerney Scholarship in her honor. We additionally want to thank Intermountain Homecare and Hospice and Aegis House Well being Take care of the care they offered to Audrey. To view companies dwell go to and click on on the hyperlink below her obituary.

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