- The Washington Times - Friday, June 3, 2005

Aura Charlene Kendall, the wife of an Army officer, died May 7 at Westhoff Hospital in Rockledge, Fla. She was 83.

Mrs. Kendall was born in Owen County, Ind., and grew up in Bloomington, Ind. There she met Maurice “Maury” Wesley Kendall, a student at Indiana University. They were married in 1942. She was an Army wife for the next 36 years, living at military posts in the U.S. and overseas as her husband rose to the rank of major general. She was among the first dependant wives to arrive in Germany at the end of World War II and also accompanied her husband on tours in Okinawa, Japan, and Brazil. They lived in Alexandria when Gen. Kendall was stationed at the Pentagon.

She was president of several Officers Wives Clubs and an active volunteer in service activities and the American Red Cross.

In retirement, the Kendalls moved in 1978 to Satellite Beach, Fla., where they enjoyed sailing and traveling. Most of all, Mrs. Kendall enjoyed the annual summer visits of her grandchildren and their “pool time.”

In addition to her husband of 62 years, survivors include two children, Karen Rae Parker of Vienna, Va., and retired Army Col. John Michael Kendall of University Place, Wash.; a brother and sister; seven grandchildren, Scott Parker, Amy Parker Tobias, Heather Parker York, Derek Parker, Kristie Kendall, John Kendall and Katie Kendall; and seven great-grandchildren.

Burial was yesterday at Arlington National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Military Officers Association of America, Cape Canaveral Chapter, Scholarship Fund, PO Box 245708, Patrick Air Force Base, FL 32925 for the Aura Charlene Kendall Merit Scholarship given to selected descendants of active and retired military personnel.

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