Audria Ann Perryman
November 21, 1939 – November 17, 2018
Audria was born in Atlanta, GA and at the age of four, her family moved to Washington
with their parents Hattie and Harrison Perryman. The family originally lived in
Bremerton, WA and then moved to Remington Court in Seattle. As the eldest of nine
and mother of three, Audria loved to cook. During holidays her home was the place her
family would gather to eat and fight over her yeast rolls and oyster dressing. She was
always working on perfecting her recipes, and even when the food was perfect was
known to say, “It’s not exactly as I wanted it” or “It doesn’t have enough salt”. She was
always willing to share her recipes, but you had to decipher what; “a dash of this”, “a bunch of that” or “just a taste” meant when you were making it.”
In addition to cooking, Audria loved to draw and was always perfecting her art.
In the mid 70’s, Audria became a member of the Boilermakers Union and worked as a shipbuilding welder for over twenty years, retiring in 1998. She loved her children and especially her grandchildren; who loved spending weekends with grandma. She raised her second grandson Deprise who lived with her from age 18 months. She thoroughly enjoyed pictures, updates, and visits she would get on her two great-grandsons: Edison
and Julian born in January 2018.
Audria is survived by her brothers: Johnnie and Wayne Perryman, Eddie Wayne Travis sisters: Soncie and Rochelle Perryman, Carole Smith (Travis), her daughters:
Deborah Herting (Patton) and Valerie Patton: Grandchildren: Andre
Shaffer, Deprise Perryman, Monica Boatwright Davidson, and Marcel Boatwright; Great Grandchildren: Edison Boatwright Davidson, Julian Covert Shaffer; brother in law Willie Cherry and son in law Darold Herting, as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. She lived in her apartment complex over 30 years and had many others she was blessed to know in life who she became Mom, Grandma or Auntie to. She was sadly proceeded in death by her son Randall W. Perryman in October of 2017 and her brothers James and Stanley Perryman.