Audrey G. Heathcote Davaz 1910-2010 Beloved matriarch, Audrey Davaz was born in London, England on November 16, 1910 and passed away on July 16, 2010, in Torrance, CA. She was the second of four children born to Gilbert and Winifred (Ritchie) Heathcote. A child in WWI, she survived the Zeppelin raids on London. As a young woman, she became a precision dancer with the John Tiller Girls. Later, as a model she posed for luminaries such as Augustus John and Henry Moore; her portraits appeared on the magazine covers of WOMAN and WOMAN'S JOURNAL. During the London Blitz, she was a housewife with young children. After WWII, she continued modeling and in 1958, she immigrated to California with her children. Audrey was predeceased by her elder son Anthony; her sister Vivien Heathcote Edwards and brother Gordon Heathcote. She is survived by her loving children, Jale' (Myron) Pullen of Manhattan Beach, CA;Christina Sheffield of Cayucos, CA; Peter Davaz of Scottsdale, AZ and her sister Paddy Thomas of Sussex, England; grandchildren, Barbara, Stephen and Christopher Davaz; Richard(Tammy), Sean, Alexander(Maxine), and Jeremy Sheffield; Michael (Amy) and Briana Pullen; great-grandchildren, Matthew Iacovone; Christopher (Weng Ping) Davaz; Suzanne (Ilker) Coskun; Summer, Alex, and Olivia Sheffield; Eamon and Egan Pullen; 2 great-great-grandchildren. Cole Iacovone and Deven Davaz. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 1340 11th St., Manhattan Beach, CA.

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  1. Dearest Jale’, When no one is left that knew us as that newborn, toddler, teenager, we feel lost. We are prepared to lose our parents and fear that loss from an early age. When we are finally left as orphans, the emptiness cannot be filled. My heart is full with your sadness, too, now multiplied.

  2. Although I never had the chance to meet you, I know you must have been a beautiful woman. Your children are kind hearted and I will forever love them and you. May God hold you, Anthony Davaz (my grandfather) and Myron (my great uncle) until the day I get the chance to be with you forever. Love, Suzanne Coskun

  3. Please accept our condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. She was a beautiful person. Sincerely, Arthur, Debra, Andrew, and William

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