Audrey Evelyn Cannon Bashaw left us early on March 28. She was 86 years old.
Audrey was born April 9, 1933 in Long Beach, California and raised in Buckley, Washington. She was the oldest child and only daughter of Amelia Loring and Ward Cannon and had two brothers. She finished high school and attended the University of Washington. She joined the Gamma Phi Beta sorority and graduated with a degree in Home Economics.
In 1956, she married Jerry Bashaw and they soon moved to Battlecreek, Michigan where their eldest child, Carrie, was born. They then moved to Southern California where their son, Brett was born. Both children were raised in and attended college in Southern California.
She and her family resided in Riverside, California for almost thirty years. Audrey gained a bit of local renown for her at-home cooking school, La Cuisine Cooking School, beginning with microwave cooking when microwave ovens were new and then moving to home entertaining ideas.
Upon her husband’s retirement, the couple moved to Sun Valley, Idaho where they fell in love with the beautiful country, the skiing, and the people. Unable to sit still, she founded the Sun Valley chapter of Dollars for Scholars and was involved in various other charities throughout her life.
Audrey was known for her artistic ability, her wonderful cooking and her friendliness. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, her art and helping others. She was an avid reader and spent a great deal of time at the Community Library. She made many friends throughout her long life, most of which were lifelong.
Audrey is survived by her husband Jerry, brother Loring, son Brett, and grandchildren Sidney, Trenton, and Madison. She will be missed.
A service will be held later this summer. Please send inquiries to Brett Bashaw at Bashawb2@gmail.com