Audrey Mae Trautman

December 2, 1933 - March 16, 2008

12/02/1933 - 03/16/2008

Past Services

Saturday March 22, 2008
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions

Audrey M. Trautman, 74, of Virginia Beach passed away Sunday, March 16, 2008 at her home.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1933, Audrey served as a store manager for 7-11 Stores for many years. Following her retirement, she continued to work with Lifetouch Studios. Throughout her life she proudly volunteered her services as a poll worker with the Supervisor of Elections for the state of Virginia.

She is survived by her loving family which includes five children, Major General George Trautman and his wife Zoe of Burke, VA, Susan Trautman Sori and her husband Phillip of Coconut Creek, FL, Carrie Beethoven and her husband Craig, James Trautman of Virginia, and Dan Copeland and his wife Dana of Arkansas, six grandchildren; and one great grandson. Audrey is also survived by many loving and caring friends including Mary Butts and Renee Ferguson.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 22nd at 11:00 AM with a reception to follow at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. The family suggests memorials may be made to the The Humane Society, 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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Buddy Miner
8 years ago

Audrey, thank you for making hurricane Isabell a enjoyable experience. Rest well my friend. You will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the Trautman family.

The Jenkins Family
8 years ago

Carrie,Craig and The Trautman Family, Our sympathy and prayers are with you all during this time of sorrow.May God bless you and give you strength and comfort.

Phil and Linda Jenkins

Robert & Ann McLendon
8 years ago

Craig & Carrie and Family:

Out thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. I know it is hard to let a loved one go, but remember that your mother is resting in peace, and no more pain. We will not be able to attend the memorial service, but your family will be in our hearts. Love you YA YA!

Carrie Tabor
8 years ago

Dan, Dana and the Trautman family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Deepest condolences.



Carrie and Jonathan Olszyk
8 years ago

Deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Audrey. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss.

8 years ago

March 19, 2008



Debbie- #1 daughter
8 years ago

Mom…. You have reached “The End of The Trail.” Carry on sweetheart! Kind of scary having both of U watching over me now! Save a place for me! Now and always..I LOVE U!!!

CAPT Mike Maliniak
8 years ago

Mr. $ Mrs. Craig Beethoven,

The NETWARCOM Staff is very sorry for your loss.

We will remember your mom and your family in our prayers.

CAPT Mike Maliniak


Director, Readiness & Training

Shonty M
8 years ago

Ms Audrey was the first lady to greet me when I moved next door to her. And every since that day she has always had a place in my heart. I just think of this as her beginning and not her end.Because God has a better plan for her. Ms Audrey Im gonna miss you and the time that we spent together.Just do us a favor and watch from heaven. And give us a little push from time to time like you always have. I miss you.

Phil Sori
8 years ago

My heart goes out to Susan, Evan and the entire Trautman family.

Dawn Johnson
8 years ago

My heart, thoughts and prayers are with every single one of you through out this very difficult time. I LOVE each and every one of you! Keep your chin held up high, you know Ms. Audrey would not want us to be sad.

Aunt Carol and Uncle Sam
8 years ago

Our deepest sympathies to George, Susan, James and Carrie. Take each day one step at a time and God will take care of the rest.

Mary Butts
8 years ago

Our journey as friends has been long and so full of memories, too many to mention. I wish for all that have come to say goodbye to you, please cherish your friendships. Audrey, you have and had many friends that you kept at arms length, but for those that were lucky enough to have you wrap your arms around them, they are truly blessed. Through all the laughter and tears over the years you have been my strongest supporter and for that I thank you. You asked me many times why God hadn’t taken you home…you still had another job, yes always another job. Your children to guide, wisdom for your grandchildren and a great grandson to spoil. You have taken a special place in so many hearts and will not be forgotten. I wish to thank all of our friends and family for all their help and support through this difficult time. The list is too long, but you know who you are and God’s blessings are upon you. Goodbye my beloved friend.

Francis Audio inc
8 years ago

Our symphaty to susan t. sori from all your employees at FAI

Keith, Bonnie, Robin and Irene - Reinhold P. Wolff Economic Research, Inc.
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Trautman family during this period of loss and reflection and especially with Susan and Evan whom we love and cherish so dearly.

Rnnie & China Burton
8 years ago

People just can’t know the sorrow

That another has to bear,

But they can express their sympathy

And show how much they care…

So we’re sending this to tell you

That our thoughts are with you now,

And we hope just knowing that we care

Will comfort you somehow.

Kathy Biers Doxey
8 years ago

Susan and Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Just because we haven’t see each other in years we think of you often.

Chrissy and Randy Wallace and Kathy and Cliff Doxey.

Esperanza Sanfiel Sori
8 years ago

Susan, Evan, Phil, and Trautman Family: My deepest simpithies go out to you all in this difficult time. I want you to know that my prays are with you.

Audrey: Siempre estaras en mi corazon. Nunca olivdare los benos momento en que pasamos juntas. Te quiero mucho.


Michael L. Grosz
8 years ago

Susan, Phil and the Trautman Family,

We are all here on earth for only a very limited time. I hope you take solace in the remembrance of all the good times you had with each other. She will never truly be gone as long as we keep the memories alive and well in our heart. My daughter, Ashton, and I wish you our heartfelt condolences.

Roger/Rose Paul
8 years ago

Thanks for being our friend and all the great memories we shared. The prom and dances this year will not be the same without you. We will truly miss you. We will see you later.


suzy hedinger
8 years ago

these are difficult times, my thoughts and prayers are with you all

8 years ago

To Carrie – and ALL of Audrey’s Family and Friends… I share the sorrow with all you – Audrey was great and ONE of a kind…. I will miss her always… Greg got to know her better this past year and he thought she was quite Spunky and extremely funny -as we all have known her to be… Now we all have an Angel looking out for us…

My heart is reaching out to you,

For what youâÄôre going through;

IâÄôm thinking of you frequently

And praying for you, too.

If thereâÄôs something I can do,

Anything at all,

Think of me thinking of you,

And donâÄôt hesitate to call.

With all our love,

Debbie & Greg Dauphin

Brenda&Shelby Switzer&MelissaRowe
8 years ago

We will miss you .You are in a good place now .We love you very much.God Bless your family.Brenda,Melissa&Shelby

Julius & Yvonne Sarka
8 years ago

We didn’t have the privilege of knowing Audrey as much as we would have liked, but what we knew of her through Mary and when we spoke to her on the phone – we felt as if we knew her for years.

We know that Mary loved her like a sister and that was good enough for us. We know she is home now with the Lord, and out of any pain, as we will all be at some time – but for the time we have left on this earth she will be missed and her memory will be kept alive in our hearts. God Bless you Audrey. God bless family & friends If we may share a verse that we was used at my mother’s recent funeral that was special: God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around and whispered “It’s time to come with me”. With a tearful eye we watched you suffer and slowly fade away. Although we loved you dearly we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove “he only takes the best” Amen

8 years ago

You will be missed. Rest in peace. God Bless. My sympathies to the family.