September 29, 1920 ~ June 14, 2023

Audrey O’Flaherty Heiser, a resident of Croasdaile Retirement Village, died Wednesday, June 14, 2023, in Durham. 

Born September 29, 1920, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Lester Dennis and Audrey G. O’Flaherty and was preceded in death by her husband, Will M. Heiser.

Mrs. Heiser served as Secretary to the Adjutant General of the Army during WWII. She lived with her husband in India, Pakistan, Iran and Korea while he served as a Civil Engineer in those countries. In Pennsylvania, she served as a Girl Scout Leader and Board Member of the Freedom Valley Girl Scout Council. In Chapel Hill, N.C., she was an active member of Amity United Methodist Church. In Chatham County, N.C., she and her husband indexed all the cemeteries in that county, recording over 28,000 entries in their book for the Chatham County Historical Society.

She is survived by her sister, Betty O’Flaherty Kent of Lutsen, M.N.; her daughter, Marcia Louise Heiser of Homer, Ill. and family; her son, David Merrill Heiser (JoAnn) of Fuquay Varina, N.C. and family; her son, Charles Douglas Heiser (Donna) and family of Sanford, N.C.; seven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, 2023, in the Few Interfaith Chapel at Croasdaile Village, led by Rev. Richard Vaughan, former pastor at Amity U.M.C., and Rev. Laurie Coffman of Croasdaile Village. Friends will be received following the service in the Gathering Space of the Chapel.