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Audrey Geisel (Stone)

Birthplace: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Death: December 19, 2018 (97)
La Jolla, San Diego, San Diego County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Norman Alfred Stone and Ruth Stone
Wife of Dr. Seuss
Ex-wife of Dr. Edmunds Grey Dimond
Mother of Private and Private
Half sister of Maria Catharina Squire

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About Audrey Geisel

Audrey was the second wife of famed children's book author known as Dr. Seuss.

La Jolla, CA, Was born in Chicago, in 1921. Her father, Norman Alfred Stone, was a "Song and Dance Man" and soon gone. It was her Mom, Ruth Benson, a Norwegian immigrant, who raised her. These were difficult times, and Audrey grew up hodgepodge: with her mom when possible, or family friends and, once, in foster care. She was 21 when she entered the Indiana University nursing program. It was there she met, E. Grey Dimond, a pre-med student. They both worked at Massachusetts General Hospital until they moved to Kansas, where their two daughters were born. In 1960, in the black-on-red Ford Fairlane, the family headed west. Over the hill into La Jolla, a small town on a gentle coastline with the shining Pacific she always said, "I saw that and knew I'd stay here forever." And stay she did. They were married 25 years; in 1968, Audrey married Ted Geisel. Ted and his first wife, Helen Palmer a children's author had a remarkable union of 40 years. Ted's marriage to Audrey brought him a second wind: 24 years and 20 books, including "The Lorax," "You're Only Old Once," and "Oh, The Places You'll Go."I thank you so much, for these two wonderful Pops. Some of Her favorite things: Sam, our beloved Yorkie; parades; early morning; popcorn; dancing cheek to cheek; and all holidays.She was an extraordinary whistler. She never complained. A well-worn dictionary sat by the bed. Her longtime jewelry box: an egg carton spray-painted gold! Mom was petite, beautiful, strong-willed, charming and fun. She never looked back only forward and she had a great spirit for life. She sailed forth with that distinctive walk: head up, shoulders back, jaunty, as if she had just twirled her baton. Mom was curious throughout the years. At age 93, she declared, "I love breakfast! You have the whole day in front of you! "She leaves behind her daughters; the inestimable Claudia Prescott; and the women who filled Her last years with love and comfort in the happiest of homes, Teresa Neri Fonseca, Alma Jimenz Guzmn, A. Amrica Maldonado, Alejandra Gonzalez, Xochitl Mullins; and from the wonderful LivHome, Martha Hernandez and Norma Fernandez. Because of these women, Scripps Memorial Hospital, and the beautiful Kindred Hospice, Audrey Geisel died at home with that blue sky and blue ocean running like a ribbon outside her bedroom window. A good life, and a good death. Rest in Peace.

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Audrey Geisel's Timeline

August 14, 1921
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
December 19, 2018
Age 97
La Jolla, San Diego, San Diego County, California, United States