THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: June 20, 2019
Audrey (Hood) Hampton, 93, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019 in Elcho after a courageous battle with cancer and heart disease.
Born June 28, 1925 in Joliet, Ill., to Charles and Dorothy (MacAndrew) Hood, she married Charles Hampton on June 26, 1946 in Missouri and he preceded her in death in 1977. She worked as a tax preparer in Illinois at H & R Block and the IRS. She returned to Enterprise Lake after her husband's death.
Watercolor painting was her passion and she exhibited her award winning art work at galleries and art shows throughout northern Wisconsin, including Green Bay's Art Street and Wausau's Art in the Park. She received many awards for her paintings and was recently a participating member of the Northwoods Art Tour and the Manito Art League.
Survivors include four children, Toni (Dennis) Piller of Mendota, Ill., Tina (Allan) Meyer of Pound and Tracy Hampton and Tye Hampton, both of Elcho; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles (Red) Hampton in August 1977.
A Memorial Visitation with a display of her paintings was held Thursday, June 13 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Carlson Funeral Home in Rhinelander. Internment was next to her husband in Plymouth, Ind.