Audrey Soukup, a retired Baltimore County school nurse, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 20 at Oak Crest Village Retirement Community in Parkville. She was 89.
Audrey Alois Haddock was born in Connellsville, Pa. She was a 1944 graduate of the West Penn Hospital School of Nursing. She was a cadet nurse, but her plan to serve in the Army was interrupted by the end of World War II. She then enrolled at Waynesburg State College, where she met her future husband, Joseph Soukup.
They married in 1946 and moved to Oakland, in Garrett County; they later lived in Parkville.
Mrs. Soukup was a school nurse at Baltimore County schools in Middle River, Golden Ring, Rodgers Forge and other locations. She retired more than 30 years ago.
She was also a gardener and was interested in history and genealogy. A member of the Civil War Roundtable, she was a founder and chaplain of the James A Garfield Chapter of the Sons of Union Veterans. She performed at re-enactment events, appearing in period costume.
She planted trees at Antietam Battlefield. She also tended a garden at Gen. George Meade's headquarters in Gettysburg, Pa.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 9 at Loch Raven Presbyterian Church, 9318 Old Harford Road.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, a retired Middle River Junior High School teacher; two sons, Grant Douglas Soukup of Middle River and Curtis Lee Soukup of Phoenix, Baltimore County; a brother, Jim Haddock of Hagerstown; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun