Donald Reed Andrews
February 25, 1935 – January 15, 2012
Donald R. Andrews passed on January 15, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Los Angeles, California and moved to Paso Robles at an early age. Donald joined the Air Force in 1953 and served until 1957. He was stationed in England with the 85th Bomb Squadron. He went to work for Purity Stores as a teenager and opened Purity Stores in Auburn in 1962. He worked there after Purity Stores was sold to Alpine Market until he retired in 1987. He was born to Alice and John Andrews, and was a brother to Doris Ann Gutschmidt. Married to Earlene Andrews, and father to Allen Andrews, who passed away in July of 1979, Douglas Andrews (Lori), and Terry Davidson (David), four grandchildren, Kody Andrews, Ron Davidson, Wade Andrews, and Sara Davidson, and two step-grandchildren, Josh and Justin Brown. Don enjoyed fishing and made yearly vacations to Sardine Lake for over 30 years. He and his son enjoyed working on cars, and attending his grandchildren’s sports was a must. He enjoyed building models in his later years and working in the yard. At his request there will be no services held. A private family service will be held at the cemetery at a later date. Remembrances can be made to the Cancer Society or the Salvation Army Food Bank. Arrangements under the direction of Chapel of the Hills, Auburn, Ca. Please sign the online guestbook at www.chapelofthehills-auburn.com Arrangements under the direction of Chapel of the Hills, Auburn, CA.
Donald Reed Andrews
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Larry and Fran Irwin
January 31, 2012
We were saddened to hear of Don's passing. Always enjoyed visiting with him at Alpine and having you all for great neighbors many years ago on Rancho Circle. My your love and memories bring you peace at this sad time.
January 30, 2012
I heard the news about Don today. I've known Don for 20 years. He was a fishing buddy at Sardine Lake. Every year my husband and I would joke and talk about fishing with Don. We enjoyed his humor and fun-loving nature. He was such a good man. The lake will never be the same without him. God speed, Don. My condolences to the Earlene and the family.
January 29, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that one day death will be no more and you may be able to see him again.
Shellie DuFault Cunningham
January 28, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Andrews. I will always remember his huge smile and incredible sense of humor. He was a kind man and so good to all of us when we were young. My heart is with the family and I hope you will find comfort in each other. I know Allen will take good care of his dad!
January 27, 2012
I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Andrews. He was such a warm, friendly man who always had a smile for me. I visit Allen's grave often and will now think of both of them.
May you find comfort and peace in all of your memories.
January 25, 2012
Hoping my deepest sympathy brings all of you comfort in some way. I remember Don at Alpine Market and I will always remember his smile and his sense of humor.
Caring thoughts are with you and your families.
January 24, 2012
Sorry to hear that Don has left us Our condolences to the family .I'm sure you all have great memories that will last forever Don was a great guy . Don and Allen are together now working on their next street rod R.I.P. Robert and Christine Barger Pilot hill CA
January 24, 2012
I'm sorry to hear this about Don. I remember him from his time at Alpine & I knew his deceased son Allen. Don was always a really good guy. My condolences to Earlene, Doug & Terry, their spouses & grandchildren.