Audrey Edith Tweedt (McFarland), 85.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Audrey Tweedt.
She earned her wings on November 1, 2022 after a long and courageous struggle with Alzheimer’s Dementia. She passed peacefully in her sleep at The Ivy of McKinney, where she had been lovingly cared for the last 3 ½ years by too many to mention by name, but they know who they are, and we are forever grateful to them.
She was born in Saint Louis, Missouri on March 7, 1937. She graduated from Kirkwood High School in 1954. She put herself through one semester at Washington University. She later trained as an American Airlines Stewardess in Dallas, Texas where she graduated on May 30, 1962. She followed her dreams and traveled the World. She was based in Los Angeles, California, and while living there, she met our father, Roger Tweedt. They married in 1966. Then in 1968, she sacrificed her career in order to be a full-time wife and mother. It was because of this sacrifice that we had the amazing childhood that we did and have countless memories to cherish for a lifetime.
She is the youngest of five siblings and lost her father when she was only eleven months old, which left her mother to raise 5 children in the depression. The family did not have many material possessions, but they made up for it in love. It was strong family values and determination that got them through those hard times, and this led our mother to be the strong, resilient person we knew her to be. She was an incredible role model, and we would not be the people we are today without her influences.
She was loved by all who were lucky enough to know her. Her smile was infectious, and her heart was made of gold. She was one of the kindest, most compassionate and most sincere people we have ever known. She was ambitious, independent and passionate in everything she did. She was a true inspiration until the day she left this Earth. She will be remembered by so many as a mother, a sister, a cousin, Aunt Mickey, Grandmas Tweety-bird, Miss Audrey and an all-around genuine friend and human being. She is in so much we do and appreciate in life, and she will live on through us.
She was preceded in death by her brothers Richard McFarland and Larry McFarland of St. Louis, MO; her Sister in Laws Lou McFarland of Rolla, MO and Alice McFarland of Kirkwood, MO; and her cat Princess Cookie.
She is survived by her children Matthew Alan Tweedt of San Pedro, CA and Catherine Denise Tweedt-Irwin of McKinney, TX; her grandchildren Holly Broxterman of Los Angeles, CA, Ty Tweedt-Irwin of McKinney, TX and Jasmine Irwin of McKinney, TX; her Son in Law Jess Irwin; her brothers Charles Elwood McFarland of St. Louis, MO and Walt McFarland of Chattanooga, TN; her Sister in Laws Sue McFarland and Jean McFarland; many nieces and nephews and her cat Foxie.
A private viewing is being held on November 8. 2022 at Eastgate Funeral Home in Garland, Texas and will be followed by a private moment of reflection for the family at the Dallas Arboretum.
Celebrations of Life will be held in California and St. Louis, Missouri at locations and dates yet to be decided. Follow Cathy Tweedt-Irwin on Facebook for future announcements.
At this time, the family requests that in leu of flowers, donations be made to either the Missouri Botanical Garden or the Saint Louis Zoo in Audrey Tweedt’s name