Gene Morris Audiss

July 29, 2020 — Gene Morris Audiss (1931–2020) passed away in Albany, Ore., on Monday, July 20, 2020. 

He was 89 years old. 

Gene was born in Martin, S.D., to Morris Herbert and Neva Marie Fisher Audiss. He was the second of their three sons.

Gene served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952-1955.

He married Nora Mae Botelho on Aug. 12, 1951. 

He is survived by their children: Judith Haines (Ken), Scott Audiss (Cindi) and Jay Audiss (Linda); his grandchildren: Hillary Haines Rodarte, Isaiah Haines (Serenity), Ramsey Audiss, Taylor Audiss, Jacqueline Audiss, Micah Audiss (Erin) and Kelly Audiss; his great-grandchildren: Karisa, Macayla and Isabella Rodarte; Gabriel, Lucas, Brooklyn, Eli and Sam Haines; and Adley Audiss. 

After his wife, Nora, passed away June 7, 2004, Gene married Elaine Meyers on Dec. 11, 2004. 

Elaine passed away Nov. 25, 2018. He was also preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Lauren and Melvin. 

Gene worked for PayLess Drug Stores and lived in many cities throughout the northwest states. After retiring, he lived in Florence, Ore., where he served on the board for the Florence Church of the Nazarene, volunteered wherever there was a need and led a men’s Saturday morning Bible study for many years. 

He faithfully prayed for his family by name each day. He told people about Jesus whenever there was an opportunity. He would love to be remembered as a Christian who deeply loved God, his family and others. 

Gene was a hero to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He cherished and cared for his friends. 

We will all miss him. 

The family will hold a private service in his honor. 

If you would like to send a card to the family you may send it to Judy Haines, P.O. Box 2309, Albany, Ore., 97321.