Widow of "Dr. Seuss" Ted Geisel Dies in La Jolla

Longtime La Jolla resident Audrey Geisel, the widow of children's author Dr. Seuss, died Wednesday at the age of 97.

Her family says she died at her home overlooking the ocean according to her obituary in the San Diego Union Tribune. 

Audrey Geisel helped oversee the literary estate of her late husband, known as Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodor Geisel and who died in 1991.   Two years after his death, Audrey Geisel founded Dr. Seuss Enterprises. She served as executive producer for some film adaptations of his work, most recently "The Grinch," which came out last month.

Audrey Geisel was a major donor to institutions her late husband supported including U-C San Diego and the San Diego Zoo.

She was a Chicago native who had two children from a previous marriage and lived in the Mount Soledad area of La Jolla. 


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