Burdette, Audrey

Burdette, Audrey

June 14, 1935 – January 31, 2016

Audrey was an active Volunteer with off season and fair food.

Audrey J. Burdette, age 80, of Germantown, MD passed away peacefully on January 31, 2016. Audrey was residing at Manor House in Seaford, DE at the time of her passing. Prior to her move to Delaware she lived in her Germantown, MD home for 56 years which she and her late husband Paul built in 1959. She cherished and loved her home where they raised their four sons. 

Audrey was born on June 14, 1935 in Paeonian Springs, VA; the oldest child of the late William F. and Elsie M. (Putman) Ballenger. She graduated from Sherwood High School in 1953. She later met and married the love of her life, Paul D. Burdette, who preceded her in death in 1977. Paul’s nickname for her was “Rusty”. Audrey and Paul operated a dairy farm in Gaithersburg, MD until 1970. She then volunteered at Germantown Elementary School and was quickly hired by Montgomery County Public Schools where she worked for 27 years. Audrey spent the majority of her career at Germantown Elementary School as a library aide and later became an office secretary. She truly loved her job and working with children. 

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Gaithersburg, MD, a Lifetime Member of Montgomery County Agricultural Society; and the Maryland Retired School Personnel Association.

Audrey was also preceded in death by her two youngest brothers, Glen A. Ballenger and Dennis Mitchell Ballenger; a grandson, Paul M. Burdette and her second husband, Walter D. Hoffman, Jr. She is survived by her four sons: Steven Burdette (MaryAnn) of Oregon, IL, Ronald Burdette of Mt. Airy, MD, Paul Gregory Burdette (Sandy) of New Market, MD, and J. Scott Burdette (Scott Ennis) of Rehoboth Beach, DE. Her surviving brothers are; Nelson Ballenger and companion, Linda Riker; Douglas Ballenger; all of Hedgesville, WV, William Ballenger and companion, Cynthia Ferguson, of Germantown, MD; surviving sisters are: Sandra Clark of Cape Coral, FL and Phyllis A. Sterling (Wayne) of Bridgeville, DE. Audrey has three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren plus numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a wonderful and supportive group of friends she loved as family.

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