Audrey L. Robertson, former TWA employee, dies at 87

Audrey L. Robertson

Airline employee

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Audrey L. Robertson, a Washington-based administrative assistant at the old Trans World Airlines in the 1960s and 1970s, died Dec. 20 at Manor Care rehabilitation center in Chevy Chase. She was 87.

The cause was heart disease, said her daughter, Kathleen McGuinness.

Audrey Lucille Inscoe was a native of Washington and a graduate of Western High School. In 1947, she won the Disabled American Veterans beauty contest, according to her family.

She was a longtime Chevy Chase resident.

Her first marriage, to husband William “Duke” O’Connell, ended in divorce. Her second husband, retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Robertson, died in 2004 after 32 years of marriage.

Survivors include two children from her first marriage, Patrick O’Connell of Alexandria and Kathleen McGuinness of Potomac; three stepchildren, Corinne Prentiss of Frederick, Md., Glenn Robertson of Mount Airy, Md., and Bruce Robertson of Cashmere, Wash.; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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