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Audrey Elizabeth Connell (Steele)

Also Known As: "Peg", "short for Pegasus because she was always in motion"
Death: July 18, 2004 (83)
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Daughter of Horace Edwin Steele and Loretta M Violet Steele
Wife of Robert Charles Connell
Mother of Private; Private and Private

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About Audrey Elizabeth Connell

The Almanac, Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Obituaries Audrey Connell Former journalist

Audrey Elizabeth "Peg" Connell, a longtime resident of Portola Valley and Menlo Park, died July 18. She was 83.

Ms. Connell was born in Modesto and moved to Burlingame with her family when she was a teenager. She attended the College of San Mateo before transferring to Stanford University, where she graduated with a degree in journalism in 1941. At Stanford she wrote for the Stanford Daily, worked for a time as an aide to President Herbert Hoover, and joined Theta Sigma Phi women's journalism society.

Following graduation, she worked for newspapers in Hanford, Redwood City, Burlingame and Alabama, where she and her husband lived after their marriage in 1942. After her husband was sent to Europe with his Army unit during World War II, she returned to the Bay Area, and wrote front-page stories for the Burlingame Advance-Star on the founding of the United Nations.

After her husband returned from the war, they moved to Menlo Park, where their three sons were born. In 1958 the family moved to Portola Valley, where Ms. Connell lived until her death.

Ms. Connell joined the P.E.O. Sisterhood in 1941, was a member of the Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto for more than 50 years, and helped found the college ministry in the 1960s. She was also a member of the American Association of University Women and active in the PTA at Portola Valley schools and Woodside High School when her sons attended.

Ms. Connell is survived by her three sons, Charles of Redwood City, Peter of Livermore, and William of Portola Valley; and four grandchildren. Her husband of 57 years, Robert C. Connell, died in 1999.

A private burial has been held. A celebration of Ms. Connell's life will be held at Peninsula Bible Church in September. Arrangements were under the direction of Redwood Chapel in Redwood City.

Donations may be made to: Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, P.O. Box 7895, Madison, WI 53707-7895; or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1131, Fairfax, VA 22038-1131.

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Audrey Elizabeth Connell's Timeline

December 28, 1920
July 18, 2004
Age 83