Sept. 10, 1911-Dec. 16, 2002
WALLA WALLA - Elizabeth M. Andrews, 91, of Walla Walla, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at Walla Walla General Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater.
Mrs. Andrews was born Sept. 10, 1911, at Springfield, Mass., to Henry and Ruth Bailey Smith. She grew up and attended schools there.
In 1930, she married James A. Smith. Mr. Smith died in 1942.
In 1945, she married Homer B. Andrews. The couple moved to Cody, Wyo., where they lived for many years. Mr. Andrews died in 1972. After his death, Mrs. Andrews moved to Apache Junction, Ariz. In 1980, she moved to Walla Walla.
Mrs. Andrews was a member of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program in Walla Walla, and had logged 9,662 lifetime hours for them. Mrs. Andrews made hundreds of mittens, hats and baby saques for RSVP.
She was also a senior companion volunteer in Walla Walla. She had been with this group for more than 20 years and had worked with them until April. As a senior companion volunteer, she visited the elderly, was their confidant and friend and enabled them to stay in their homes longer during their golden years.
Survivors include her son, Robert Smith of Lee Center, N.Y.; grandchildren, Sue Sweeney, Dan Smith, Teresa Vesneske, Marjorie Hricenak and Robert J. Smith; 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard "Dick" Smith, on Aug. 29, 1999.
Memorial contributions may be made to the RSVP or the Senior Companion Volunteer Program through Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, OR 97862.