Louise Maria Andrews
Louise Maria Andrews departed us on Friday May 10th, 2019 after a lengthy illness and is now in the loving embrace of her Lord and savior. She was born in Amsterdam Netherlands, May 3rd, 1926. She was the oldest of 10 children and lived through the Dutch famine of World War II, which, at times, required her to cross the country on her bicycle in search of food. She met her future husband Earl Andrews during the occupation phase of World War II and they were married 65 years!
Mom was a gregarious, energetic woman with many and varied interests. She was active and involved in the National Alliance on mental illness (NAMI), the Anti-Euthanasia movement and Doctors Without Borders. She loved to travel, which was aided and abetted by the fact that her daughter's career in the Foreign Commercial Service placed her in foreign countries for lengthy tours of duty, allowing Mom to spend a great deal of time visiting, living and learning in a foreign land. Mom was the eternal student always learning and encouraging others to do the same.
She is survived by her three children, Maria J. Andrews of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Paul E. Andrews MD and his spouse Elizabeth J. Andrews MD of Springfield Missouri and Raymond L.S. Andrews and his spouse Connie Andrews of Florence, South Carolina, three grandsons, Christopher Andrews, Springfield Missouri, Thomas Andrews, Prescott Arizona and Matthew Andrews, Florence South Carolina and eight siblings.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Maria Jongbloed, her brother Hans Jongbloed, her husband Dr. Earl R. Andrews and her son, George E. R. Andrews.
There will be a memorial graveside service at Greenwood Cemetery in Superior Wisconsin at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, we encourage donations to NAMI or Les Feldick Ministries.
A guestbook is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.