Audrey Grimes Risinger

audrey risinger

February 9, 1930 ~ August 9, 2017

Audrey Grimes Risinger, of Bryan, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. A time for the family to receive friends will be Friday, August 11, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Harmony Baptist Church in Normangee. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10:00 am at Harmony Baptist Church in Normangee with M. L. “Bud” Magee officiating. Interment will follow at the George Cemetery in the George community.

Audrey was born in the Flynn community on February 9, 1930 to Arthur and Eula Lee (McKnight) Grimes. She was a graduate of Normangee High School and was married to Olan M. Risinger, who preceded her in death. She and her husband owned and operated Risinger Lumber Company and she later worked as a secretary at Normangee ISD, for over 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son Lee Risinger, 4 brothers, R G Grimes and wife Louise, Edwin Grimes, Elnor Grimes and wife Bea and Eldridge Grimes and wife Gwen as well a son-in-law David Defenbaugh.

She is survived by a daughter Lynda Defenbaugh of Bryan, two grandchildren Kayden and husband Jay Britain and Lauri and husband Will Dotson as well as three great grandchildren, Kendall Britain and Jaxson and Keaton Dotson. She is also survived by a daughter-in-law Sandra and husband Fernando Orvananos. Also left behind from her passing is a sister-in-law Gladys Grimes.

The family requests donations to be made in memory of Audrey to Hospice Brazos Valley of Bryan.

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  1. To the family may Jehovah grace and mercy be with each of you. May he bless each of you with strength, comfort, and peace that surpasses all understanding in Christ Jesus name.

  2. I remember Audrey with much love and affection. I will miss her at the cemetery meetings. So sorry, Linda and family, for your loss.

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