Town’s natural motivator Audrey dies, aged 83

PUBLISHED: 14:00 20 May 2012

Audrey Exton-Hirst.

Audrey Exton-Hirst.

Melodie Minty

A POPULAR Weston woman who was a ‘natural motivator’ on behalf of many of the town’s clubs and committees has died.

Audrey Exton-Hirst, died on April 19 at the age of 83, after suffering with ill health.

Audrey, who lived in Uphill Road North, developed a strong link with the Weston Golf Club and was made lady captain several times. She was also made the club’s president in its centenary year.

Her daughter Melodie Minty said: “The values and high standards she set herself proved most useful when she was involved in serving the community on various committees.”

Audrey was an active member of many of Weston’s committees. She was on St John’s parish church council and was a principal member in saving the church’s original pipe organ, house chairman of the church charity Clarence House and she completed 60 years of membership at Weston Golf Club.

Audrey, known as Bod by her friends, moved to Weston when she was three years old and later attended Weston grammar school where she formed many friendships which lasted until the end of her life.

Mrs Minty said: “She was such a determined woman and she worked hard so things were just right. She proved herself to be a natural motivator and had careful attention to detail in all that she did

“She was involved in lots of committees and different societies and was very involved in the town.”

Mrs Minty said her mother will be missed by herself, her two other children Martin Hirst and Sherrie Hirst, her three grandchildren and also her great-grandchild, who Audrey was delighted to meet two weeks before she died.

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