Audrey R. Weber (nee Reiter)

Audrey R. Weber (nee Reiter), 88, died in Chicago on Thursday, March 17, 2011.

Born in Milwaukee, she attended Washington High School and graduated from Marquette University College of Journalism in 1944. She was the editorial director of The Marquette Tribune.

After graduation, she worked for the Catholic School Press Association and as a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal. She left Milwaukee to teach journalism at Loretto Heights College in Denver, then returned and did publicity work for the Milwaukee School of Engineering until 1948. After years spent raising a family, she resumed her journalism career in the late 1960s, working first as a reporter and then as Women’s editor for the Waukesha Freeman. While at The Freeman, she covered the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir to Milwaukee.

In 1970, she took a position at Mount Mary College in Wauwatosa, serving as journalism instructor, then director of public relations, until her retirement. In the late 1980s, she was a member of the board of directors of the Marquette University Alumni Association. From 1962 to 2002, she resided in Elm Grove, where she was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Church. She was active in the League of Women Voters, the American Association of University Women and the Association for Women in Communications.

Her husband, Robert J. Weber, died in 1991.

She is survived by her children, Robert Weber of Chicago, Mark Weber of Oak Park, Ill., and Rosanne Mattson of San Francisco; eight grandchildren; and her brother, Ronald Reiter of Oconomowoc. Funeral arrangements are pending.