Audie Brewton

September 14, 1944 - January 15, 2019

Audie Brewton of McKinney, Texas, passed away peacefully at the age of 74.  He was born to A.R. Brewton, Jr. and Madalyn (Pizzitola) Brewton in Houston, Texas.  Audie graduated cum laude from John H. Reagan High School in Houston in January, 1963, and entered Texas A & M University as a member of the 15th Squadron, Corps of Cadets.  After graduation in 1966, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the United States Army. He served on active duty until August, 1971, serving as an Infantry Unit Commander in Korea where he was awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.  Audie was honorably discharged from the Army to continue his education. He entered the University of Houston where he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Economics. Audie received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He began his university teaching career in Kentucky and continued at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Later he became a tenured professor of economics at the University of Northeastern Illinois in Chicago, Illinois. After retirement in 2011, Audie moved to McKinney, Texas.  He was welcomed there by his sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Gene Whalen. Audie was confirmed into the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod where he was an active member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. He especially enjoyed the Thursday men’s Bible group, the Tuesday seniors group, Men’s Sharpening, and the Seekers Small Group.  Audie was also actively involved with the McKinney Senior Center Bridge and 42 groups, and he was an active member in the Better Investing Groups of Dallas, Texas.

He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Gene Whalen; nieces, Sharon Ellis and husband, Brian of Acworth, Georgia and Amy Ingvardsen and husband, John of Baytown, Texas; great nieces and nephews, Madalyn and Pace Ellis and Ada, Evan, and Wyatt Ingvardsen; and other loving cousins and family.

Audie was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2708 West Virginia Pkwy in Mc Kinney, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. A luncheon for family and friends will follow the service in the church fellowship hall.

Audie will be laid to rest with his parents at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, Texas, at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church/Great 28 Building Fund @, or the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center (? Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation, Attention: Chris Patton) P. O. Box 674380, Dallas, TX 75267-4380.


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I am so sorry to learn of the death of Audie. For many years, we worked together at Northeastern Illinois University. He was interested in many subjects and gave his time freely to committees, faculty members, and students. We all respected him and looked forward to talking with him. Please accept my sincere condolences. Nan Giblin, March 8, 2019 I attended Junior High and High School with Audie. After graduation he and I went to different Texas universities but managed to occasionally touch base with each other. After that with the Vietnam War raging we lost touch until our 50th year Reagan reunion. I know he was very interested in economics so I am not surprised he ended up as a college professor teaching that subject. I remember Audie as very smart but also fun loving. For some reason we seemed to sit near each other in our Reagan classes where we probably spent more time horsing around than listening to the teacher. I feel fortunate to have known Audie and spent time catching up with him at the Reagan Class of ’63 50th reunion and last year’s 55th reunion. My deepest sympathy goes out to his sister, Helen, the rest of his family, and his friends. Doug Sporn, Placitas, New Mexico
Doug Sporn, January 23, 2019 I was lucky enough to attend Reagan High School with Audie. To my deep regret, we lost contact shortly after graduation. We've had no contact since that time. Now, having read his obituary, I'm thrilled, but not surprised, to learn that Audie went on to live a good, honorable, productive life. I'll always remember his wonderful laugh, intense eyes, easy humor and occasional, but charming explorations into the joys of mischief. I extend my sincere, heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends. RIP Audie. Paul J Marsh, Amador City, California
Paul J Marsh, January 22, 2019 My condolences to the family!! Helen & I go way back!! Dick Oberpriller , January 22, 2019 I’ve been thinking a lot about Audie, Helen and the Brewtons these past couple of days. We were roommates our Sophomore year in Sqd 8 at A&M. He studied more than me which leads to a funny story. My Dad had given me some nice leather slippers and I wore them during our evening study time. When they disappeared I thought I had mistakenly sent them with my dirty clothes to the laundry. Weeks later I found them hidden in my closet under a wooden shoe rack??? Audie finally confessed they made too much noise as I moved my feet around under my desk, disrupted his studying! It was great seeing him at our 50th class reunion in 2016 and again in Jan 2018 at an Aggie buddy’s funeral. Who knew a year later he too would pass. So sorry for this loss of an Aggie buddy, prayers for Helen and his extended family. Larry Bryant, January 19, 2019 Heaven has gained a new angel! I will forever treasure the mentorship that Audie provided through our journey with Better Investing together. Godspeed my friend. Linda Sutphin , January 18, 2019 My condolences. I appreciate his dedicated contribution of effort, time, and skills to the Dallas chapter of the not-for-profit Better Investing and its model investment clubs. His research now continues beyond us. Dave Wozniak, January 18, 2019 I'm so saddened to hear of the passing of my former "frog" roommate at A&M. We had a tough time; but we finally made it through. I can still remember meeting Audie's parents and Helen and the trips we made to and from College Station and Houston in his 1953 Chevy. I'm sorry I won't be able to make the funeral; but my thoughts and prayers are with the family. With warmest regards,
John Gee, January 17, 2019 So sorry to hear of your loss. May the Lord bless and comfort Helen and all those who will miss Audie. We have not been close for years but Audie was a much loved Aggie buddy from happier years. I am proud to have known him. Charles Rash, January 16, 2019