Audrey Ann Newcomer

September 5, 1953December 5, 2012
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NEWCOMER, Audrey Ann (nee Powderly), 59, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. Dear daughter of the late Joseph and Bernardine Powderly; beloved wife of Gary; loving mother of John and Gary; dear sister of Louise, John (Susan), Joseph (Alice), and Bernard (Deanna) Powderly; dear cousin, aunt, great aunt, and friend to many.

Audrey was a professional medical librarian and certified archivist. She was the Director of Archives with the Archdiocese of St. Louis and former Director of the Medical Libraries of St. Louis University and University of Arkansas-Little Rock. She was also a member of Gamma Phi Beta, Catholic Library Association, SLARA, and ARMA.

SERVICES: Funeral from HOFFMEISTER COLONIAL MORTUARY 6464 Chippewa at Watson, 9:15am Monday, December 10, 2012 with Mass celebrated at the Church of St. Gabriel the Archangel at 10am. Interment Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation 4-8pm Sunday, December, 9, 2012. Memorial contributions requested to the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Friends may express condolences at


  • Visitation Sunday, December 9, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 10, 2012

Audrey Ann Newcomer

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Joseph Coen

January 11, 2013

I am in shock learning of Audrey's death. Audrey was one of the most "alive" people I know. I met her though ACDA. We became friends while attending the biennial conferences in Mundelein, IL. I looked forward to catching up with her at our meetings. I worked more closely with her when I became President of ACDA and she was VP-Pres. Elect. I continued to work with her as Past President. I will miss her presence at our meetings.

I had great respect for her energy, enthusiasm, drive, prefessionalism, thoughtfulness, kindness to others and the other wonderful qualities that many others have mentioned about her in this guest book.

She not only played a big roll in ACDA and the local ARMA chapter, but she was also a big part of the St. Louis Area Religious Archivists group.
I last saw her in August when we attended the SAA Conference in San Diego. She looking forward to taking the last part of the CRM exam, so that she could be have the distinction of being a Certified Records Manager.

May her light shine on in the darkness and good works live on in the lives of the many people she has touched.

My condolences to her husband and family. Although I did not know you, she spoke of you with great pride and great humor. Please know that you are in my prayers.

December 27, 2012

Dear Newcomer Family;

I am so sorry for your loss.
I went to Laboure High School with Audrey.
She always had a smile.
Kathy McNamara Miller

Elaine Snyder

December 14, 2012

Gary, John, Gary and the entire Powderly family.
Audrey certainly was a bright star in my life ever since she came to work in the Archives. I worked with her from the beginning and she was the very best boss anyone could have.
I miss her terribly and will continue to do so for a long time. After she became ill and we realized she would not be back I felt a tremendous void in my life. Just know that Audrey was the best, most thoughtful, considerate person we could have ever had as the director of the Archives.
Gary, John, Gary and the entire Powderly family has my sincere condolences and prayers at this very difficult time. She can now be with dad, mom, and nephew and continue to be the glue that holds uou and all of us in the Archives together.
Elaine Snyder

December 13, 2012

Mr. Newcomer, John, and Gary,

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Amy Ruzicka

Michele Levandoski

December 12, 2012

I met Audrey through ACDA meetings. She was always very kind and welcoming to those of us that needed assistance or had questions. She will truly be missed.

Esley Hamilton

December 11, 2012

As the historian for St. Louis County's Historic Buildings Commission, I had the opportunity to work with Audrey several times, and she was a wonderful person, so kind and helpful. She will truly be missed in the profession.

Lisa Mayer Holderle

December 10, 2012

My sincere sympathy to your family. Audrey was my big sister in Gamma Phi Beta, and although we lost touch over the years, I will always remember her as a kind, caring person. My prayers are with you all.
Lisa Mayer Holderle

Carol Nowak

December 10, 2012

I will really miss Audrey... what a special, gifted person she was!

Christine Smith

December 10, 2012

Thank you, Audrey, for ALL your kind & splendid contributions to mankind... in family matters, the Catholic Faith, librarianship, being a wholesome, fun, and multi-talented lady, and FRIEND to so many people on the Journey of Life. Though we miss you, we find comfort knowing that if you aren't there already, very soon you will SOAR with the Angels in your eternal reward!
Join me in praying the Prayer of St. Gertrude with its God-given promise to send souls HOME to Him. Amen. Blessings, Love, & Prayers to the entire family. Chrisine Smith (CLA member)

Linda Jurging-Pereda

December 10, 2012

Dear Gary and family,
My deepest condolences for your loss. My prayers are with you.
Linda Jurging-Pereda, LSS