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GOSPEL SINGER AUDREY MIEIR, WROTE MORE THAN 1,000 SONGS.

Byline: Associated Press

Gospel music singer and songwriter Audrey Mieir died at her Irvine home, her record label's president said Thursday. She was 80.

Mieir died suddenly, Manna Music Inc. President Hal Spencer said in a telephone conversation from Pacific City, Ore. The cause of death was not known, but Mieir's husband of 60 years had just passed away a few months ago.

``There was no heart attack, no stroke,'' Spencer said. ``She just decided to quit. The two of them were more in love and more dependent on each other and we all kinda had a feeling when he left she would just give up.''

Mieir wrote more than 1,000 songs, most of them gospel music, Spencer said. Some of them were children's songs and educational songs, he said.

Lately, she was writing her memoirs, Spencer said.

The composer of ``I'll Never Be Lonely Again,'' ``All He Wants Is You,'' ``He Belongs To Me,'' ``It Matters To Him About You, ``To Be Used Of God'' and ``When You Pray,'' is best known for ``His Name Is Wonderful.''

Mieir had a show on the religious Trinity Broadcasting Network in Tustin, Spencer said, but she hadn't performed in more than a decade.

Mieir joined Manna Music Publishing Co. in the mid-1950s, said Spencer. But her love of music began when she was 10 with the Angelus Temple in Los Angeles. She also formed the internationally renowned Harmony Chorus.

She also founded two orphanages in Korea and facilitated adoptions.

A memorial service was set for Saturday at Melodyland Church in Anaheim.
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Date:Nov 8, 1996
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