Audrey Georges

Audrey Georges

    Audrey Bateman Georges, a summer resident of Amagansett, died in her sleep in the early morning of March 6 from complications associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or A.L.S. She was diagnosed with the disease in 2009.
    Born in Brooklyn to Russell Glenn Bateman and the former Ruth Watson, Ms. Georges grew up in Brooklyn. She attended Randolph Macon Woman’s College in Virginia, then majored in English and drama at Connecticut College for Women, graduating with a B.A. While enrolled there, she sang and recorded an album with the Conn Chords and performed with them on a television quiz show and at Carnegie Hall. She also served as president of her alumni class.
    Ms. Georges, who preferred not to disclose her birth date, married Leon-Paul Georges on Oct. 2, 1959. The couple lived in Geneva, where Mr. Georges attended medical school and she worked for the United Nations.
    After his internship in Brooklyn, Mr. Georges was drafted into the Navy, beginning a career that took the couple to Key West, Portsmouth, Va., and Bethesda, Md. Ms. Georges became a member of the Navy Doctors’ Wives Club and president of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Faculty Wives Club.
    A government employee for 17 years, Ms. Georges held three jobs at the National Institutes of Health, serving mainly as administrative lab manager at the National Eye Institute. She was also a one-on-one public speaking coach and taught a public speaking class. Ms. Georges was president of the Capital Speaker Club for 20 years.
     With a lifelong interest in dancing and theater, Ms. Georges was also a member of the Glen Echo Park Dance Committee and worked as a model and as an extra in movies and on television. She was also a Play in Progress reader for the Bethesda Writer’s Center.
    Her passion for volunteering led to positions such as chairwoman of the Wildflower Committee at Landon School and scheduling officer for Bethesda Help. She also volunteered at the Nuclear Energy Institute and was a Red Cross volunteer at the Naval Hospital Library.
    She and Mr. Georges divorced in the 1980s after 20 years of marriage, and Ms. Georges remained in Bethesda.
    While on the East End, Ms. Georges enjoyed hosting annual family reunions. She is survived by her sons, Christophre Georges of Clinton, N.Y., and Cameron Georges of Franklin, Mass., and a daughter, Kirsten Georges of Hoboken, N.J. Five grandchildren also survive, as does a dear friend, John S. Friedhoff.
    A service will be held on May 4 at 10:30 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church in Chevy Chase, Md. An additional service will be held at 10 a.m. on July 6 at the Amagansett Presbyterian Church, where Ms. Georges was a member. The Rev. Steve Howarth will officiate.
    Her ashes will be buried at Green River Cemetery in Springs.
    Memorial contributions have been suggested to the First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett, P.O. Box 764, Amagansett 11930 or the A.L.S. Association at alsa.org.