Audrey Paula Schwatka, a resident of Napa since 1975, passed away after a devastating stroke on Dec. 26, 2012. She was born on May 2, 1930, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Betty Lum and George Kwan Sung Chun. Audrey graduated from Maryknoll High School in 1948, and married her husband, Arthur E. Schwatka, on May 6, 1967.

Audrey is survived by two siblings, Gwen Matsuda of San Mateo, Calif., and Dr. Theodore Chun and wife Crystal of Honolulu; son Anthony Skipper Hoke and wife Marie of Volcano, Hawaii; daughter Jan McCoy of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and grandchildren Anthony James Hoke and partner Wagner Kato of Los Angeles, Michael James Hoke and fiancée Denelle Holden and daughter Elizabeth Judd of Petaluma, Calif., and Sarah and Stacie McCoy of San Francisco. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur E. Schwatka.

Private services were held. Donations are requested to the donor’s favorite charity.

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In Loving Memory of my Dearest Friend Audrey
Our heavenly Father called home one of the most kind and gentle souls that ever walked this earth. I was privileged to call her “Friend”, as she surely was. Never an unkind word came from her mouth… and she walked away when others spoke unkindly of their fellow man. I respected her far above most people I have ever known for that quality and more. With her gentle ways, and welcoming love, she was always there. With a phone call, or a hot bowl of soup, when I was under the weather, or just lending a friendly ear to share a thought with. She’s the one I turned to. We had some VERY fun times together, and even times when we laughed so hard we cried. From our dress-up parties to our simple Domino games. We found fun and laughter in it all. She was the “Nurturer” of us all and at times the “Peace Keeper” as well. May her memory live on in all of us. I will miss her always. Proud to call myself, Audrey's friend. Raye Bogue

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