Audrey “Audie” B. Magaña, 64, of Junction City, KS, passed away on March 16, 2021.
Audie was born in Ellsworth, Kansas, to Jesús "Jesse" and Diana Magaña. He grew up in rural Ellsworth County and helped with the family farm and ranching operations. From his early education, beginning in a one room country school house, he proceeded to graduate from the University Of Kansas School Of Law and began his professional career with the State of Kansas. As the Court Trustee for the 8th Judicial District, he was instrumental in expanding that office, ensuring its success. He founded his own successful Law Office which he operated for many years with office locations across Kansas. Most recently, he served as Project Manager of child support enforcement for the national law firm, Young Williams.
Audie called Junction City home since 1984. He had many interests and hobbies, which included music, in particular blues and rock. He was a devoted fan of KU and KSU sports, as well as an avid fan of the Chiefs and Royals. He also enjoyed working outdoors and taking care of his cars. Audie loved spending time with family and friends and enthusiastically attended the school or sporting activities of his children and later grandchildren whenever possible. He had a great sense of humor that he shared with friends and family. He enjoyed being well dressed and had a fondness for wearing hats. Above all, Audie was a devoted husband, caring father, loving grandfather, cherished brother and son, and loyal friend.
Audie was a member of the Geary County Bar Association, Saline County Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, Kansas Child Support Enforcement Association, and past member of the University Of Kansas Law School Alumni Association Board Of Governors.
As a young man, he met the love of his life, Sue Anne "Susie". They married in Ellsworth, Kansas in 1978. Audie is survived by his loving family: wife, Susie of Junction City, KS; his three daughters, Maia (Vaughn) DeGuzman of Junction City, KS, Siena (Ryan) McCue of Manchester, U.K., and Alivia Magaña of Taos, NM; three grandchildren, Xavier, Alex, and Ava; mother Diana, and four siblings: Famia Magaña (John Quattlebaum), Clay (Terry) Magaña, Velinda Magaña, and Jesse (Lori) Magaña, many nieces and nephews, in addition to a host of beloved family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jesús "Jesse" Magaña.
Johnson Funeral Home is assisting the family with cremation arrangements.
A celebration of life will be held at the Geary County Convention Center on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 3:00 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Geary Community Hospital - Emergency Department in care of the Geary County Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 3015, Junction City, KS 66441.
For condolences, visit www.JohnsonJC.com.
Published on March 27, 2021