Audrey Ellenor (Pierce) Hume was born in Rhyolite, Nye County, Nevada, on May 27, 1909. She was the daughter of Stella (Hensley) and Charles Walter Pierce.  In 1911, the Pierce family moved to Kirkland, Yavapai County, Arizona Territory where they farmed and ranched.

Audrey rode five miles on horseback to the Walnut Grove School (1917-1926), accompanied by the teacher, who boarded with her family. Audrey attended Sacred Heart Academy in Prescott, St. Joseph’s Academy, and graduated from Tempe Normal School, now Arizona State University.  She started her thirty-one-year teaching as an elementary school teacher in a one-room schoolhouse in Skull Valley. She also taught at Lincoln and Washington Schools in Prescott and at Miller Valley School. When the family moved to the Phoenix area, she continued her teaching career at Kachina Elementary School in Glendale. She also taught at Sunnyslope School before she retired in 1974.

Audrey married John “Jack” L. Hume (b. 1911- d. 1995) on April 11, 1938, in Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona. The couple had two children, Richard Laurence, born November 9, 1939, and Shari (Hume) Elder, born June 1, 1946.  Jack opened the Hume’s Home Bakery at 119 South Cortez Street in Prescott. Audrey’s ever pleasant and caring ways and her loyalty to her family and friends were remembered in her obituary. Her son, Richard, says he never heard his mother or father speak harshly to one another.  Despite a caring marriage, problems arose, and the couple divorced twice. Audrey and Jack married in 1938, and then again on July 5, 1945, in Flagstaff, but they later divorced. Later on, Audrey married William James Cline Jr. on December 31, 1957 in Clark County, Nevada. However, in 1974 she married Jack again for the third time.

Audrey belonged to the Mothers' Club of Prescott and the Smoki.  In her nomination for the Territorial Women’s Rose Garden, the Mothers’ Club said, “Audrey has left us a memory of exceptional merit because of her quiet, useful life and caring ways to her family and friends.”  Audrey died on August 31, 1981, at the Yavapai Community Hospital in Prescott and is buried in Arizona Pioneers' Home Cemetery between her parents.

Donor: The Mothers' Club
Photo Located: Ludwig Studio Photographs Collection, PC-51
Updated:  5/18/17, Gretchen Hough Eastman