Audrey Louise Vitter

Audrey Louise Vitter

Person ID: I5 


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  • Gender Female 
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    • Audrey was born at 5:35 P.M. in Providence, RI and named after her paternal grandmother Audrey (Mimi). Her name was pronounced, like her grandmother, with the French pronunciation (Oh-DRAY). She was delivered by Dr. Patrick J. Nugent at Women and Infants Hospital. She came out very quickly. We just had time to drop Jillian and Scott off at our friends Matt and Karen Clark. (Their daughter Lara was seven months younger than Jillian, and their son Tim was Scott's age) . We got to the hospital and Audrey was born a short time later. Audrey's godparents are uncle John Weaver and cousin Meg Vitter.

      Audrey's family nicknames were Augie, Augie-Mac, and Augie McDaugie (with soft g's). At 2 years old, she would start up the computer on her own and start playing Scooter's Magic Castle. She started nursery school at Duke School for Children, Durham, N.C. in the 3 year old program. During her second grade year (1998-1999), we lived in Valbonne, France for the year while Jeff had a sabbatical at INRIA located Sophia Antipolis. Audrey attended Form 3 in an English-speaking school called Mougins School, Mougins, France. She started back at Duke School for Children in 1999 in third grade, attended Cary Academy for sixth grade, and after our move to Purdue and West Lafayette, IN in 2003, she started at Klondike Middle School in West Lafayette, IN, where she played basketball and soccer and played piano. She went to Harrison High School but did her senior year at Consolidated High School in College Station, TX when Jeff moved to Texas A&M as provost. She graduated from Consol in 2009 and started at the University of Notre Dame. She did study abroad during first semester junior year at University College of Dublin. She was going to study at the American University of Cairo, but the revolution occurred earlier that year, and she went instead to UCD. She graduated in chemical engineering from Notre Dame in 2013 and began work in the Operations Management Leadership Program at General Electric. She had four half-year assignments as part of the program: at Alexandria, LA, two at Billerica, MA (she lived in Somerville), and one in San Antonio (she lived in the Pearl Cannery). She is entering the audit program at GE and will likely be moving from place to place.

      Blond hair, blue eyes.
    Siblings
     1. Dr. Jillian St. Raymond Vitter (ID:I3)
     2. Dr., Capt. Jeffrey Scott Vitter, Jr. (ID:I4)

    Parents

    Family ID: F2 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father Dr. Jeffrey Scott Vitter (ID:I1785),   b. 13 Nov 1955, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Sharon Louise Weaver (ID:I2),   b. 24 Mar 1955, Gardner, Johnson, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 14 Aug 1982  First Presbyterian Church, Paola, Miami, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sharon Weaver Engagment Announcement Document
    Weaver- Vitter Wedding Miami County Republic Document
    1982-08-13 -- Vitter Weaver Rehearsal Dinner Document
    Jeff & Sharon'a Wedding Christmas photo
    Jeff & Sharon's Wedding
    Reference Number 11354 
  • Photos
    Audrey Louise Vitter
    Audrey Louise Vitter
    Histories
    A. L. & Audrey Vitter: Role Models Extraordinaires
    A. L. & Audrey Vitter: Role Models Extraordinaires
    Jeff Vitter's parents A. L. Jr. & Audrey (née St. Raymond) Vitter (grandparent names Père and Mimi) led accomplished lives of extraordinary service and caring for others — a legacy for generations to follow (including many Domers and a killer cookbook!).
    Après le <em>Aha!</em> moment (et avant aussi!)
    Après le Aha! moment (et avant aussi!)
    As highlighted in the history "The Aha! Moment That Led to This Website," Jeff Vitter made a big breakthrough in December 2000 when he discovered when, where, and how his Vitter ancestors came from Europe to the USA. Much correspondence behind the scenes led up to and beyond that discovery. This history gives an inside look at the correspondences that genealogists engage in and how what we understand grows (we hope!) with time.
    Martin Samuel Weaver: Kansas Homesteader
    Martin Samuel Weaver: Kansas Homesteader
    Sharon (née Weaver) Vitter's paternal great grandfather Martin Weaver, from a family of 18 children, forged the way from Holmes County, Ohio to Miami County, Kansas and established today's Weaver Homestead in suburban Kansas City.
    Photos from Mimi's Homecoming Weekend, June 2006
    Photos from Mimi's Homecoming Weekend, June 2006
    We couldn't bury Audrey "Mimi" (née St. Raymond) Vitter in New Orleans at the time of her death because of the devastation from Hurricane Katrina. When her body was brought back home for reburial eight months later, it was a time for several family events and to celebrate her life.
    Remembering Those Back in Uzan
    Remembering Those Back in Uzan
    In the 1800s, the Ferran, St. Raymond, and Cougot families lived around a small village in southwestern France called Uzan (pronounced "u-ZHANG" in the local patois). After emigrating to the U. S. A., they sponsored a monument to those from Uzan who gave their lives during World War I. It stands there still today in front of the city hall.
    Vitter Holiday Cards Through the Years
    Vitter Holiday Cards Through the Years
    'Tis the Season to be jolly! Welcome to a tradition starting in 1945 spanning several generations of annual Christmas greeting cards, augmented from time to time with cards for other occasions.
    Our Loyal Guardians Rex & Queenie
    Our Loyal Guardians Rex & Queenie
    Rex and Queenie — half-ton cast-iron Newfoundland dogs — have stood guard over Vitter-Artigues homes in New Orleans for about 110 years and have a fascinating (and still mysterious) genealogy of their own.
    Videos
    When Jeff & Audrey Vitter Lost Jillian & Scott in the Woods
    When Jeff & Audrey Vitter Lost Jillian & Scott in the Woods
    Some fun interviews with Jillian, Scott, & Audrey Vitter when their dad Jeff was being inaugurated as 17th Chancellor of the University of Mississippi, including a vivid description of their 2004 Father's Day hike in the woods when Jeff & Audrey lost Jillian & Scott. Fortunately all turned out well!
    Articles
    <em>Thursday Night Cookin': Mimi's Recipes for a Happy Home</em>
    Thursday Night Cookin': Mimi's Recipes for a Happy Home
    Judge Wendy Vitter put together a wonderful cook book in honor of Mimi's 78th birthday in 1998, entitled Thursday Night Cookin': Mimi's Recipes for a Happy Home. The cook book consists of the family's favorite recipes of Mimi's, along with several bons mots, family trivia, and memories. The name for the cook book came from the family's tradition of having Thursday night dinner at Mimi & Pere's.

    When the Vitter kids were younger, a similar tradition existed at Mimi's parents' home at 3539 Napoleon, where Mémère and Pépère would host everyone to Wednesday night dinner, often roast chicken. Jeff liked to make little chicken sandwiches with the chicken, biscuits, and gravy.