Andrea Y. (Mifflin) (Brannon) Myers passed away Nov. 24, 2018 from complications from COPD and congestive heart failure at Morton Hospital at the age of 72 with her family by her side.
She was born in Colville, Wa. on Sept. 2, 1946 to Kenneth and Felice Mifflin. Soon after, the family moved to Seattle where she grew up. Having been born on Labor Day she started her working career at the age of 3 as a window model in downtown Seattle, and worked nearly continuously until retiring in 2012 after 11 yrs driving transit bus in Ketchikan, Ak. She had many other jobs, starting with a paper route at age 5 that she had for 10 years, and waitressing at many places including Kit Carson's in Chehalis, and building screen doors at MI in Winlock.
In 1996, after raising her 2 sons, she met Jim Myers while working at MI. It wasn't long before she became a second mother to his 6 children. After the younger kids went to live with their mother, she and Jim decided to find work in Alaska. Soon after, they were both working for Princess Tours in Ketchikan. She trained to drive bus, and was so good at it, they made her a driver trainer. When an opening came up, she went to work for the KGB (Ketchikan Gateway Borough) where she retired as Lead Driver. She never met a stranger, and could remember everyone's name after only meeting them once.
Andrea enjoyed bowling, fishing and camping, and playing cards with friends. Andrea was a huge fan of the Mariners and Seahawks. She will be missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her son Kevin Brannon, stepson Paul R. (Rusty) Myers, and her parents.
She is survived by her husband of 19 years, Jim at the family home in Mossyrock, a brother Kenneth and Dorwayne Mifflin in Idaho, a son Ryan and Christy Brannon of Doty, stepchildren Paul and Abby Myers of Skagway, Ak., Kelli Myers and Laura and Shawn Jones of Red Bluff, Ca., Drew and LisaMarie of Citrus Heights, Ca, and Matt Myers of Utah., and 16 grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be a potluck dinner at the Mossyrock Grange Hall on Dec. 15th from 1 to 4. Bring your favorite dish and your favorite Andrea story.
Her ashes will be spread next summer at her favorite fishing hole in Alaska.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mossyrock Grange Scholarship Fund.