Saturday morning April 09, 2022 Gary Andrews (81) died at home with his family near by. He was born in Olympia, WA on November 2, 1940 to first time parents Roy and Margaret Andrews.
Most of Gary’s work history revolved around agriculture. He worked on an uncle’s dairy until he graduated from Onalaska High School. He became a technician for All West Breeder’s traveling the countryside from farm to farm, artificially inseminating cows. He tried working at a mill in Moron, but after a life threatening head injury he returned to agriculture. He managed Powell Berry Farms, supervised crews at National Frozen Foods, and retired from Simons Frozen Foods.
Gary held leadership positions in both Grange and the International Order of Foresters enjoying social outings with both organizations. Gary and Viola enjoyed being snowbirds in their motor-home, camping and boating on Hood’s Canal, and spending time with family.
Gary is survived by his wife Viola, daughter Teri (Doug) Wrights, step-son Ken Arnold, sister Bonnie (Cliff) Larson, brother’s Allen (Karen), Bob (Carol), and Clyde (Sandy) Andrews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. His parents, brother Phillip Andrews, and step-son Wayne Arnold precede Gary in death.
Friends and family are welcome to gather for a graveside service at Alpha Cemetery in Onalaska, WA on Friday April 29, 2022 at 1 pm with a luncheon reception following at the Virgil R. Lee Community Building, Chehalis, WA.