Andrews, William H. “Bill” – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now William H. “Bill” Andrews, 74, a longtime Baker City resident, died Feb. 28, 2006, at St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Wash. There will be a potluck luncheon and get-together at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Harvest Church, 3720 Birch St. “A good time to visit and reminisce because that is what Bill liked to do best,” his family said. Bill was born on May 18, 1931, at Pompeii, Mich., to Paul and Beulah Andrews. He attended elementary school at Pompeii, and was a 1951 Ithaca High School graduate. Upon graduating, he worked for General Motors at Lansing, Mich., until 1955. He then moved to Washington to work for his uncles at Horse Heaven. He worked there until he bought his ranch on Sutton Creek near Baker City in 1958 where he farmed for many years. He married Patricia Irene Barnes (also from Michigan) on July 17, 1960, at Baker City. Along with his own farming, he did custom plowing and combining for numerous people and worked at Ellingson Plywood Mill and later Ellingson Lumber Co. until his retirement in 1994. Bill loved farming, fishing, hunting and just spending time with his children and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Patricia Irene “Patty” Andrews of Baker City; daughter, Tracey Andrews of Umatilla;...

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