Remembering Audrey Bagby
Audrey Myrtle Bagby
March 19, 1937–January 17, 2023
Audrey was the daughter of Leo and Elva C. (Griffith) Schmidt and granddaughter of Franklin M. and
Emily (Griffith) Griffith.
A native of Anne Arundel County, Audrey had deep roots in Anne Arundel County. She was an early
member of the Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites and received their Periwinkle Award in 2006.
She was an early member of the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society and was President (1996-1998) at
which time the she was instrumental in organizing the society’s 25 th two-day anniversary event. Audrey
accompanied Tina Simmons around the county documenting cemeteries and transcribing tombstone
Audrey had a lifelong interest in art. Early in life she took art classes Maryland Institute College of Art
(MICA) in Baltimore and later in life at the Senior Center in Pasadena. She drew the angel shown on the
front of the two volumes of Cedar Hill cemetery books which she co-authored.
After suffering a stroke in 2021, Audrey moved to Delaware to live with her daughter. She continued to
research obituaries and articles for the genealogy society while living there.
Audrey was preceded in death by her sister, Leona “Lee” Elva Espegren in 2006 and her husband, Jack
Deneen Bagby in 2021. She is survived by a daughter, brother, grandchildren, and various nieces and