Audrey Lott, 9th President, Dies

September 26, 2020 at 2:51 AM

       Audrey Lott, 90, ninth president of the DuBois Area Historical Society, died on July 11, 2020, in Punxsutawney.


     Lott served as president of the DuBois Area Historical Society from 1999-2002. During her presidency the Society reached its current configuration with the purchase of the former Shively Jewelry store in 1999. That purchase completed the museum complex of three buildings, that were later linked by installing internal doors between them.

       The newest physical addition to the Society became the genealogical library much to the delight of Lott, who was a passionategenealogist. She initially joined the Society's executive council in 1998 as the representative for Sykesville/Big Soldier/Springville. Upon leaving the president's position she was elected as the Society's director of genealogy.

        Lott attended her last DuBois Area Historical Society Executive Council meeting on December 10, 2012. Lott decided not to run for another term as Director of Genealogy, completing 15-years of volunteer service for the Society. Lott was recognized as Woman of the Year by the Society in 2001. 

        Born in DuBois, she was a daughter of the late Clark Lockwood and Adelle Pettigrew. She married the late Carl Lott in 1949. Survivors include three daughters, Judith and husband Russell McBride of Daytona Beach, Fla.; Patricia and Robert McCracken of Port Orange, Fla.; and Carla and Mario Balakgie of Arlington, Va.; and three grandchildren. She is buried at Troutville United Church of Christ Cemetery.

        Memorial donations to the DuBois Area Historical Society will be accepted in Audrey Lott's memory.

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