In Loving Memory of Gary Andrews: 1940-2022


Saturday morning April 9, 2022, Gary Andrews, 81, died at home with his family nearby. He was born in Olympia, Washington, on Nov. 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 Morton, 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 motorhome, camping and boating on Hood’s Canal, and spending time with family. 

Gary is survived by his wife Viola, daughter Teri (Doug) Wright, stepson Ken Arnold, sister Bonnie (Cliff) Larson, brothers Allen (Karen), Bob (Carol) and Clyde (Sandy) Andrews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His parents, brother Phillip Andrews and stepson Wayne Arnold precede Gary in death. 

Friends and family are welcome to gather for a graveside service at Alpha Cemetery in Onalaska, Washington, at 1 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2022, with a luncheon reception following at the Virgil R. Lee Community Building, Chehalis, Washington.