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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

William and Daisy (Wineinger) Andrews, 6 South 45 West

In 1900 Webster County, Iowa, John Andrews is farming, born July 1856 in Iowa, married 20 years to Cora Sept 1862 Indiana. William Sept 1884, Joseph Dec 1885, Alta May 1887, Nellie Nov 1888, Alfred May 1889, Agnes March 1892, Ruth Dec 1893, Elsie March 1897, and Mina August 1898 were all born in Iowa.
In 1900 Osborne County, Kansas, Daisy A. "Winningar" born October 1882 in Kansas, is with parents George W. and Bellezaria A. Winneingar.
John Tolman Andrews 1854-1941 is buried in Yuma County, Colorado, with Cora 1861-1943
In 1910 Kit Carson County, William E. is a farm laborer, 25, Daisy 26 born in Kansas, with George E. six months, born in Colorado.
William proved up two quarters in 12, 8 South, 49W in 1914. He claimed another 80 acres next to that for Stock Raising in 1920.

Daisy Andrews is widowed in 1930 Kit Carson County, 42, with John 19, Leo 17, Ernest 16, Delbert 15, Velda 12, Buddie 10, and Curtis 8. John was born in Kansas, the other kids in Colorado.
In Asotin County, Washington, on February 23, 1938, William, divorced, son of John Andrews and Cora Rolow, a laborer, married Maggie J. (Kole) Ferguson, a widow, daughter of Cornelius Kole born in Beaver Dam, Michigan and Mary Kamphuis born in Epe, Holland.
In 1940 William 55 born in Iowa is a farm laborer in Nez Perce County, Iowa, with Maggie J. 49, born in Washington. Her daughter Louise Ferguson 18 and a baby are with them.
Maggie J. Andrews filed suit in September 1940 for divorce from William E. Andrews, alleging non-support.
Maggie's daughter Hazel Edna Ferguson born in 1915 had died in 1931 in Idaho. She's buried in Lewiston # 121835233.
Maggie's house on Warner Avenue in the Lewiston orchards, was consumed by fire in 1932.
Maggie 1890-1966 is buried in Lewiston # 102220685.

William registered for WWI in Lewiston , Idaho, born Sept 18, 1885 in Webster, Iowa. Reference was Leo Andrews of Lewiston.
William born Sept 18, 1886 in Iowa to John Andrews and Cora Nash, died March 20, 1949 in Payette, Idaho.
William 1884-1949 # 44656244 and Daisy Alice (Wineinger) Andrews 1882-1939 are buried in Burlington. Daisy, per one post died of "pneumonia followed by an acute heart ailment"

In 1940 John N. Andrews is the Burlington town marshal, 29, born in Kansas, with marjorie 28 Nebraska. Ava 7, Patricia 2, and Carolyn five months were all born in COlorado.
Marjorie Helen With was born Jan 31, 1912 in Dewitt, Nebraska to Charles F. With and Nettie A. Jay,
In 1920 Charles and Nettie are in Kit Carson County, and Marjorie 7 is with them.
J.N. (Pat) Andrews 1910-1977 is buried in Burlington # 88866186. So is Marjorie 1912-1995 # 88866269.

John Arthur Epperson, 57 of Sterling (formerly of Parker), was born on Sept. 24, 1957 and passed away on Wed., June 10, 2015 in Greeley.
Memorial services were held on Sat., June 13, 2015 at the Boy Scouts Center in Burlington.
John was born in Denver to James and Ava Epperson. After graduating from Evergreen High School in 1976, he moved to Steamboat Springs where he learned and loved the trade of dry walling.
In Steamboat Springs in 1982, he met Renee Wetzel and became father to Summer (Elliot) Marshall. In September of 1984 Renee and John wed. The couple moved to Littleton and had two sons, Patrick and Anthony. John and Renee divorced in 1998.
John did 30 plus years of dry walling, and ran his own business called Timberland Drywall in Parker. In 2004, he partnered with Colorado High Guide Outfitters. This business lasted seven years. He then sold both businesses and became a free-lance contractor in 2011, where he met Craig Shriver with Riverside and Susan Steinke.
He worked with them until the time of his illness. During this time, John grew a trusting and bonding friendship with them. He also met the love of his life in Sterling, Karen Adams. As their relationship grew, it had a few bumps in the road, but it was a strong and loving relationship. Karen was there by his side caring for him until the end.
John was a father figure to Karen’s daughter, Kelsey, a mentor to son Bill Miller and wife Robyn, grandson Ayden and son Brian Miller and wife Christina.
John loved the great outdoors and could spend days fishing. He was also an avid Bronco’s fan and truly loved his family and friends and would do anything for them. He was a very loving and giving person and will truly be missed by his family and friends.
John was preceded in death by his grandparents Garrett and Minnie Epperson, and John (Pat) and Marjorie Andrews.
Mr. Epperson is survived by mother Ava E. Epperson of Burlington; father James A. Epperson of Denver; brother Jim Epperson of Goodland, Kan.; children Summer and husband Trip of Salt Lake City, Utah, Patrick and wife Emily of West Virginia and Anthony of Salt Lake City, Utah; grandchildren James Marshall, Rosie Marshall, Adalyn Epperson; his long-time and faithful four legged companion Kale and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Leo W. Andrews married Hilma I. Spencer on May 27, 1933, recorded in Kit Carson County.

Leo is a fruit and vegetable peddler in Nez Perce County, Idaho in 1940 28, with Hilma 25 born in Nebraska. They have Bonnie Jean 5, Anna Lee 4, both born in Colorado, and Timothy Leo 1 born in Idaho.

Hilma Irene Andrews died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at her home on Thain Road in the Orchards, Idaho - the same home where she'd lived since 1941, and where she and husband Leo raised children, grandchildren, sheep, horses, fruits, vegetables and several dogs and cats.
Hilma was born on Valentine's Day, 1915, to Frank and Anna Spencer, in Friend, Neb. She grew up in Burlington, Colo., a very small town on the edge of Kansas and the Great Plains.
She began school at age 5 in a dirt-floored one-room building made of sod. She rode horseback to school 2 miles each way with her teacher, who boarded in the family home. Like most people of that era, Hilma developed a strong work ethic due to the hardships of the time. She and her sisters collected buffalo chips to burn for heat, and she recalled her family also burning corn cobs to stay warm.
Hilma learned to play the piano and won the Colorado state adjudication as a high school senior, and she began earning money playing piano during silent movies.
She and Leo Andrews were married May 27, 1933. The couple began their family when Hilma gave birth to their first child, Bonnie Jean, in 1934. A year later, Leo was badly burned in a propane explosion. He was hospitalized in Denver, and Hilma worked for a wealthy family there so she could be close to her husband. The young couple persevered, and their second child, Anna Rae, was born in 1935.
In 1936, Leo and Hilma left Colorado during the height of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. They relocated to Idaho, where they initially lived in a tent house in Waha. They eventually moved to the Orchards, where Hilma and Leo started a fruit packing/produce business and a successful trucking company out of a large warehouse just south of their home at the corner of Thain Road and Airway Avenue, which was little more than two dirt tracks when they came to town.
The family continued to grow, with the addition of sons Tim and Tom in 1938 and 1943, respectively, and daughter Judy in 1944. Daughters Linda and Terry followed, and son Mike came along in 1953.
Hilma enrolled at Lewis-Clark Normal School in the mid-1950s, when it was a two-year college. She graduated from Lewis-Clark State College with a degree in elementary education the same year her seventh child, Terry, graduated from high school.
Hilma was very active in the Orchards community and the Orchards United Methodist Church, where she played piano during Sunday church services for several decades, continuing into her early 90s. Her music brought joy to many people, from children at elementary schools to elderly residents of care facilities.
After Leo's death in 1979, Hilma continued to raise and sell corn and sheep at their Thain Road home. She took great pride in the ribbons won by her lambs at the Nez Perce County Fair, and was often seen tending to the rows of peonies outside her home.
She enjoyed playing bridge and pinochle with friends and family, was an avid supporter of Idaho Public Television and a devout reader of the Lewiston Tribune. She was a faithful wife, devoted mother and grandmother and a compassionate friend to anyone in need, including complete strangers.
Hilma leaves behind her sister, Mildred Miller; daughters, Bonnie Jean Richards, Anna Rae Semler, Judy Andrews, Linda Bauer and husband, Frank; Terry Fetner; son Mike and wife, Sandy; daughters-in-law, Carole Andrews and Louise Andrews; close family friend Jill Brown; 23 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and her dog, Tess.
Hilma was preceded in death by her husband, Leo; sisters, Ruth Ann Finlay and Edna Thurmond; beloved sons, Tom and Tim; son-in-law Earl Richards; grandson Kenneth Halleen; and great-grandson, Noel Gangle.
Hilma's family would like to thank Jill Brown, Linda Allbright, Ed Wininger, Cheryl Loetscher, Interlink Volunteers and the nursing staffs at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and Tri-State Home Health and Hospice for their compassionate care during Hilma's final months.

Thomas F. (Tom) Andrews left the arms of his family to take the hand of the Lord and go home Tuesday, April 3, 2001. He died after a long struggle with cancer.
The fourth of eight children of Leo and Hilma Andrews, he was born in Lewiston July 11, 1943. He attended school in Lewiston until his graduation in 1961. He attended college part-time and worked part-time for his father’s trucking company until, as a summer hire for Alaska Lumber & Pulp in Sitka, Alaska, he met his future wife, the girl who worked in payroll, on a blind date. He and Carole Haavig were married shortly thereafter on April 10, 1968.
Returning to Lewiston, Tom was employed by Pacific Fruit and Produce. He was transferred to Port Angeles, Wash., as a branch manager in 1972. In January 1974, he was promoted to manager of the Pasco branch of Pacific Fruit. In 1980, Tom started Andrews Produce, a wholesale produce company that continues to operate.
Tom had a whisky laugh, but did not drink; a booming voice full of fun and good cheer; a sturdy shoulder to lean on; large hands made for helping and holding; and a tender heart with the strength of steel. Tom was a faithful local high school sports fan and an avid golfer.
Tom is survived by his wife, Carole; and two children, daughter Stephany Andrews and her husband, Blake Call of Anchorage, Alaska, and a son Tate and Amy Andrews of Kennewick. There is a very special granddaughter, Ander Carolyn Call, age 3, and three wonderful stepgrandchildren, Brendan, Shannon and Learen Call.
Hilma Andrews, his mother, still lives in the family home at Lewiston; sisters Bonnie and Earl of Sitka, Alaska, Ann Rae Semler of Bellevue, Judy Andrews of Walla Walla, Linda and Frank Bauer and Terry Fetner, all of Lewiston. Tom has two brothers, Tim and Louise Andrews and Michael and Sandy Andrews, all of Lewiston.
Other survivors include Carole’s parents, Joyce and Neland Haavig of Mesa, Ariz.; sisters-in-law, Cynthia Haavig of Houston, Texas, Leslie and Richard Hansen of University Place, Wash., Kristi Haavig and her husband Jake Allmaras of Anchorage and Maren Haavig of Juneau, Alaska; also two brothers-in-law, Steven Haavig and his wife, Paula Scavera of Juneau and Paul Haavig of Sitka. Tom was preceded in death by his father, Leo Andrews.
In 1940 Lewiston, Idaho, Ernest Andrews is running a service station, 26, born in Colorado, with Rena 18 Idaho, Norma Mae 1, and Monte two months, both born in Idaho.

In 1952 the Kendrick Idaho news reported "Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Andrews and daughter Evelyn of Lewiston, and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Andrews and daughter Karen of Burlington, Wash., were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bigham and daughters."
1963 "Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Andrews were Monty and Evelyn Andrews, Stan Hill and Bud Russell, all of Lewiston."
Monty and Evelyn Andrews were Thursday overnight guests of their parents.
1963 "Ernest Andrews had the misfortune to fall in the hay mow of his barn - breatking two ribs."
"Ernest and Monty Andrews and Dave Crocker of Gifford attended the welding school in Kentrick Monday evening."
In 1981 the Kenrick paper "Ernie Andrews and grandchildren Angie and Curt Russell of Moscow were guests of David and Norma Crocker in Lewiston."

MOSCOW Idaho, April 16, 1994
Rena F. Andrews of Moscow, a lifelong area resident and homemaker, died of leukemia Thursday at her home. She was 72. She was born June 3, 1921, at Gifford to Joseph F. and Phoeby F. Summers Hill.
She attended her first three years of school at Gifford, then moved with her family to Jacks Canyon, near Lenore, where she attended school for three more years.
The family returned to Gifford, and she graduated from the eighth grade at Lookout, Idaho.
In 1936 she moved to Lewiston, where she married Ernest Andrews July 1, 1937.
The couple lived at Lewiston until 1952, when they moved to Kendrick and farmed on American Ridge until retiring and moving to Moscow in 1983. She drove grain trucks and tractors during their time on the farm.
She was a life member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary at Lewiston, and was a Golden Eagle.
She also was a member of the Evergreen Friendship Women's Club at Kendrick, Palouse Clearwater Search and Rescue, the Moscow Eagles Campers' Club and Emmanuel Lutheran Church at Moscow. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, fishing and camping with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband of Moscow; two daughters, Norma Crocker of Spalding and Evelyn Russell of Kirkland, Wash.; a son, Wesley L. Andrews of Moscow; two sisters, Goldia Brammer of Gifford and Dollie Emmerson of Lewiston; two brothers, Bert Hill of Columbia Falls, Mont., and Sheldon Hill of Lewiston; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A son, Monte C. Andrews, a sister and five brothers died previously. ---------------------------------
June 9, 1998, Moscow, Idaho
A memorial service for Ernest Andrews of Moscow will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Malcom's Brower-Wann Memorial Chapel in Lewiston. The Rev. Dean Stewart of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Moscow will officiate.
Andrews, a retired Kendrick farmer, died Friday of causes related to age at the Latah Health Services Nursing Home at Moscow. He was 85.
He was born May 9, 1913, to William E. and Daisy A. Winegar Andrews at Hermes, Colo. He grew up in the Burlington, Colo. area and attended school there.
In 1936 he moved to Lewiston and worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps for one year. He married Rena F. Hill July 1, 1937.
He continued to work in the Lewiston area as a carpenter until 1953, when he moved his family to Kendrick to farm and ranch on American Ridge. He retired in 1983 and moved to Moscow.
His wife died April 14, 1994.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and spending time with family and friends. He was a member of the Elks, Eagles and Moose lodges, Palouse Clearwater Search and Rescue, Moscow Eagles Camper Club and Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Moscow.
He is survived by two daughters, Norma Crocker of Spalding and Evelyn Russell of Kent, Wash.; a son, Wesley L. Andrews of Moscow; a sister, Valda Andrews of Lewiston; a brother, Bud Andrews of Eugene, Ore.; eight grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
A son, Monte C. Andrews, and five brothers died previously.

In 1930 Kit Carson County, George is 20, farming, married to Thelma 17, born in Nebraska, with month-old Elton.
Thelma's parents Earl and Nellie Leid are in Kit Carson County in 1930, but moved back to Nemaha, County, Nebraska.
Elton Earl Andrews March 1930- December 1930 is buried in Burlington # 88865592.
In 1940 Kit Carson County, still farming, George is 3, Thelma 26, Gwendolyn L. 7, Shirley J. 5, and Larry 1. Thelmas' sister Mildred Sied, 20 is with them.
George 1909-1992 # 88865980 and Thelma 1913-1973 are buried in Burlington.

Valda married Harry Allen Andrews, and they're in Yuma County in 1940. Harry is 33, Valde Ellen 32, Donald Lloyd 5, Harold Ray 4, and James Edward 1.
Valda is buried in Lewiston, Idaho 1917-2012.
Harry died in 1973, with his funeral in Lewiston July 21. Those present included Mr. and Mrs. John Andrews, Lewiston, Geo and Ortis Andrews, Burlington, Colorado, Wesley Andrews of Rock Springs, Wyo, Mr. and Mrs. Del Andrews, Pendleton, and Mr. and Mrs. Bud Andrews of Junction City, Oregon.

Funeral Mass for Harry Allen Andrews, 46, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church at Lewiston with the Rev. Gerald Dye as celebrant.
Burial will follow at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens at Lewiston.
Visitation is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home at Lewiston. Andrews, a heavy equipment operator, died of apparently natural causes Monday at Carroll, Neb. The specific cause of death is unknown pending autopsy results.
He was born July 18, 1944, at Lewiston, to Harry and Valda Andrews. Her maiden name also was Andrews.
He attended Lewiston schools, then enlisted in 1962 in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Andrews served a tour of duty in Vietnam as an infantryman and was discharged in 1966 with the rank of sergeant.
He returned to Lewiston then and worked at the Potlatch Corp. pulp and paperboard mill until 1976. Since 1976, he had worked throughout the Midwest as a heavy equipment operator on the construction of electrical power lines and substations. He has been employed by Mike J. Thiel, Inc., since Nov. 1, 1978, and was working on a job site at Carroll at the time of his death.
Marriages to Denise Rydrych and Ann Freeman ended in divorce.
He enjoyed fishing and collecting coins and stamps.
Survivors include two daughters, Jenifer Andrews of Boston and Lindsey Andrews of Cadiz, Ky.; a son, Harry A. Andrews Jr. of Cadiz; his mother, Valda E. Andrews of Lewiston; five brothers, Ronald L. Andrews, Harold (Whitey) Andrews and Richard O. Andrews, all of Lewiston, and James E. Andrews and Darrell D. Andrews, both of Clarkston; and three sisters, Sharon Freeman and Debbie S. Ross, both of Clarkston, and Lois I. Haase of Spokane.
His father and two sisters died previously.
Whitey Andrews, 75, a resident of Lewiston since 1941 and owner of Whitey's Truck & Trailer Repair, Inc., died at 7 a.m. Sunday morning, March 13, 2011, in his home at 844 Dogwood Lane. Death was due to sudden cardiac arrhythmia.
He was born Dec. 10, 1935, in Burlington, Colo., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Andrews. He lived in Colorado until moving to Lewiston with his family in 1941. He attended Lewiston High School and was a veteran of the United States Navy.
He married Judy L. Gale in Lewiston, in June 1958, at the Methodist Church. They were divorced in 1964.
He married Pamela J. Kaufman in Lewiston, Feb. 5, 1966, at First Christian Church. They were divorced on April 28, 1989.
Whitey spent earlier years at various jobs, including United Buckingham, Dave's Body Shop, Zirbel Truck Lines, Carnation Dairy and Andrews Truck Service, eventually going on to build and run his own business, where he was still working part-time up until his death.
His hard work was evident in his accomplishments. In addition to owning and running a successful business, he built two homes in Lewiston and a cabin in the Blues. In his youth he rebuilt old cars and was even mentioned in Car Craft magazine for his custom upholstery work on a hot rod featured in the magazine.
He is survived by two sons, Ty and Travis Andrews of Lewiston; two daughters, Katie Henderson of Hunt, Texas, and Darcy Oliver of Maple Valley, Wash.; four brothers, Ron Andrews of Soldiers Meadow, Idaho, Jim and Darrell Andrews, both of Clarkston, and Dick Andrews of Lewiston; three sisters, Lois Haase and Sharon Andrews, both of Spokane, and Debbie Ross of Clarkston; his mother, Valda Andrews of Lewiston; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Andrews, and brother, Harry Allen Andrews.
Whitey was well known, well loved and treasured by many. His quick wit and unique charm lit up a room, and he will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home, with the Rev. Brad Bramlett officiating.

October 9, 1993 " Funeral Mass for Jill Marie Andrews, a freshman at Lewiston's Sacajawea Junior High School, will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today at St. James Catholic Church at Lewiston. The Rev. William Crowley will officiate. A graveside service will follow at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens. Andrews, 14, was shot and killed Thursday morning at a Lewiston residence. She was born Sept. 4, 1979, at Lewiston, to Ron R. and Sue Andrews. She attended Tammany School through the eighth grade and was a cheerleader in both seventh and eighth grades. She had entered Sacajawea Junior High School as a freshman this fall. She participated in several sports, including basketball, track, volleyball and softball, which she had played since she was 7 years old. In seventh grade at Tammany School, she was named most valuable defensive player on the basketball team, and at National Basketball Camp this summer, she earned the most valuable person award. She participated in a production staged at Lewiston this spring by the Missoula Children's Theater. Andrews also enjoyed camping, fishing and all outdoors activities. She attended St. James Catholic Church at Lewiston. Survivors, all of Lewiston, include her parents; two sisters, Jenelle and Julie Andrews; a brother, Kyle Andrews; maternal grandfather James Abraham; paternal grandparents Ron L. and Carol Andrews; and paternal great-grandmothers Catherine Cavanaugh and Valda Andrews. The family suggests memorials be made to a Lewiston School District trust fund established in her memory. "


In 1940 Lane County, Oregon, Delbert is 25, Selma 24, with William 2. Oregon. Delbert and Selma were in Kit Carson County in 1935.
William Joseph Andrews was born May 6, 1937, and christened in Eugene in November 1937.

Selma K. Zick was born Sept 16, 1916 at Burlington, Colorado to Carl W. Zick and Carlina Homm, listed as Selma K. ANdrews is 1946, Goodman in 1959, Gardner in 1977.
In 1930 she's with widowed mother Lena 49, siblings Albvert 24, Minnie 22, Elsie 18, Edna 16, Selma 14, Earl G. 12, and Mardell 9.

Delbert Francis Andrews, 83, of Pendleton, Oregon died Saturday, April 18, 1998, at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton with interment at Olney Cemetery.
Delbert Francis Andrews was born November 27, 1914, at Burlington, Colo., to William Edward and Daisy Alice Wineinger Andrews. he grew up at Burlington, and attended schools there. He moved to Eugene in 1934.
On Dec. 14, 1946, he married Dorothy Maxine Wiggins at Reno, Nev. They lived at Eugene until 1958 when they moved to La Grande and moved to Pendleton in 1962. From 10956 until his retirement in 1997, Mr. Andrews was employed as a truck driver. His last employer was George McBreen company.
Mr. Andrews enjoyed fishing, hunting, and yard work. He was a member of the Eagles and Elks lodges.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Andrews of Pendleton; sons, David of Central Point, and Pete in Germany; a daughter, Susie Hunt of Pearl harbor, Hawaii; brothers, Bud of Eugene and Ernie of Moscow, Idaho; a sister, Valda Andrews of Lewiston, Idaho; and 13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Donna Kay; sons, Dale in August 1968, and Bill in November 1990; stepson, Cecil Snapp in July 1979, and Ortis in March of this year.

Ortis was born Sept 27, 1921 at Ava, Missouri, to William E. Andrews and Daisy A. Wineinger.
In 1940 he's with brother John in Kit Carson County, 18, a laborer in an ice plant.

Ortis 1921-1998 and Maxine Pearl (Billenwillms) Andrews are buried in Burlington # 88866369

Maxine Pearl was the first child and only daughter of Albert and Lu Billenwillms. She was born on June 11, 1922, in Burr Oak, Kan.
She departed this earthly life on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, after a brief illness.
Maxine lived with her family in the Burr Oak community until 1926, when the family moved to Wichita, Kan.
In 1939, they again moved to the town of Kanorado, Kan., where Maxine finished her senior year of high school, graduating in the class of 1940.
Moving in her senior year was difficult at first because of the limited curriculum, but she soon became friends with her classmates and had many pleasant memories of her senior year. The senior trip to Carlsbad Caverns was an especially fun time for her.
Coming to Burlington was always an adventure in those days, and on one memorable evening she came to a dance where she met her true love and future husband, Ortis Andrews.
The couple eloped to Goodland, Kan. on a snowy Christmas Eve in 1941. Ortis entered active military service in September, 1942, and Maxine lived with her parents on a farm south of Kanorado.
Upon his return in 1946, the couple moved to Burlington, where they continued to reside.
Maxine was a mother and homemaker during the following years, the couple being the parents of four children, Sandra, Jerry, Sue, and Buddy.
Maxine kept very busy, cooking, sewing, helping with many activities such as scouts, Rainbow girls, and dance lessons.
She was also an active member of several organizations, VFW Auxiliary, Order of the Eastern Star, and Quo Vadis.
She was a member of the First Christian Church, and Women's Fellowship, serving in many capacities and helping with many fund raising events.
After her youngest child was well into school she began working part time at Zimbelman's Jewelry, where she loved helping shop for jewelry, china, and gift items.
In later years, Maxine and Ortis enjoyed bowling, golfing, traveling to Bronco games and CU football games, traveling to various square dancing events as members of the Wagon Wheelers square dance club, and spending winters in Arizona.
They had some very memorable cruises and bus trips, vacationing in many places including the Caribbean, Alaska, Switzerland, Hawaii, England and Ireland, as well as trips to various parts of the United States.
After losing her husband in 1998, Maxine continued to love to travel, and to spend as much time as possible visiting children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was always ready to go to any event on a moment's notice, and didn't miss many school activities involving her family. Each new grandchild or great-grandchild was welcomed with one of her crocheted or knitted blankets. She also created many lovely needlepoint pictures.
She had a close group of friends who liked to spend an evening out for dinner or just visiting with one another. More recently she had become a member of the Red Hats group. She lived a very full and active life for as long as she was able.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brothers Verle, Merle Boyd, and James Lee. Also preceding her were all of her bothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her children, Sandra Meyers and husband Ron, Jerry and wife Becki, Sue Holmes and husband Dwight and Buddy and wife Mary.
Also surviving are her 10 grandchildren and their spouses, three step-grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Maxine were held on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Burlington with Pastor Dennis Cherrington officiating.
Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery at Burlington.
Memorials may be made in Maxine's name to the First Christian Church and may be left at or sent to The Bank of Burlington, 410 14th. St., P.O. Box 700, Burlington, CO 80807. Published in The Burlington Record on Jan. 15, 2015


July 28, 1999 Eugene Oregon
Bud 1919-1999 # 41953501 and Maxine are buried in Eugene.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009 at Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene for Vivian Maxine Andrews of Eugene, who died Jan. 23 of age-related causes. She was 90. She was born Dec. 26, 1918, in Albany to John and Olive Shew Skelly. She married Bud Andrews on Feb. 9, 1942, in Vancouver, Wash. She attended Phoenix High School in Arizona and took college classes. She worked on the family farm, Andrews Orchards. Survivors include a daughter, Vickie Carlsen of Eugene, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her husband died July 26, 1999. Burial will be in Lane Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene. Remembrances to the Salvation Army in Eugene or the Lions Club.

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