OBITUARY

Andrea Lynn (Pierson) Churchward

August 5, 1946May 7, 2019
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Andrea Lynn Pierson Churchward, Age 72, beloved sister, mother, and grandmother, passed away May 7th, 2019. She is survived by her son Dale E. Churchward, daughter-in-law Rebecca, and grandchildren Sarah, Matthew, Jacob, and Joshua. Also, sisters Melanie Hermanson (Norval), Lisa Pierson, Lori Cripe (Rick). Pre-deceased by her parents Melvin L. Pierson and Lois H. Pierson.

Andrea was born August 5, 1946 in Riverside, California, she graduated from Colton High School in 1964, San Bernardino Valley College 1967, and received her BA in Education from Brigham Young University 1970.

Andrea worked as a teacher’s aide for special needs children in the Colton School District for 20 years. She also taught piano in her home, sharing her love of music with many students. She was still teaching up until her passing.

Living in Colton, CA most of her life, after her retirement Andrea moved to Granite Falls, WA to live closer to her son and his family. She was excited to spend more time with her grandchildren.

Andrea was an active and involved member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, serving in many capacities; including choir director, Primary and Relief Society pianist, Stake missionary, teacher.

Andrea had a profound impact on many people. In her quiet way, she helped neighbors, inspired her students, loved and cherished her family: looking every day for opportunities to uplift and encourage those around her, even strangers.

Andrea and her sisters grew up in a home filled with music, love, and laughter; raised by parents of faith. She continued and enlarged upon that legacy in her own home and community. She will be greatly missed. We love you, dearest Andie.

Services held in Granite Falls, WA May 16th, 2019

Viewing/Visitation Thursday, May 16, 2019 @9:00 am -11:00 am PT The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 18218 100th St NE Granite Falls, WA 98252

Funeral Thursday, May 16, 2019 @11:00 am -12:30 pm PT The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 18218 100th St NE Granite Falls, WA 98252

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Graveside Service - Dedication of Grave Thursday, May 16, 2019

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Baby Andrea with her mother

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As a two time cancer survivor, Andrea strongly supported the Relay for Life

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Andrea as a baby in a four generation photo

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At Melanie's wedding

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A portrait of the Pierson family shortly after Sarah was born.

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Sarah showing a quilt grandma made for her.

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Spending time with her only granddaughter Sarah

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Andrea in 6th grade

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Andrea and Dale

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Baby Andrea with her mother

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As a two time cancer survivor, Andrea strongly supported the Relay for Life

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Andrea as a baby in a four generation photo

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At Melanie's wedding

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A portrait of the Pierson family shortly after Sarah was born.

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Sarah showing a quilt grandma made for her.

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Spending time with her only granddaughter Sarah

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Andrea in 6th grade

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Andrea and Dale

Biography

Andrea Lynn Pierson Churchward, age 72, beloved sister, mother, and grandmother, passed away May 7th, 2019.

She is survived by her son Dale E. Churchward, daughter-in-law Rebecca, and grandchildren Sarah, Matthew, Jacob, and Joshua. Also, sisters Melanie Hermanson (Norval), Lisa Pierson, Lori Cripe (Rick). Pre-deceased by her parents Melvin L. Pierson and Lois H. Pierson.

Andrea graduated from Colton High School in 1964, San Bernardino Valley College 1967, and received her BA in Education from Brigham Young University 1970.

Andrea worked as a teacher’s aide for special needs children in the Colton School District for 20 years. She also taught piano in her home, sharing her love of music with many students. She was still teaching up until her passing.

Living in Colton, CA most of her life, after her retirement Andrea moved to Granite Falls, WA to live closer to her son and his family. She was excited to spend more time with her grandchildren.

Andrea was an active and involved member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, serving in many capacities; including choir director, Primary and Relief Society pianist, Stake missionary, teacher.

Andrea had a profound impact on many people. In her quiet way, she helped neighbors, inspired her students, loved and cherished her family: looking every day for opportunities to uplift and encourage those around her, even strangers.

Andrea and her sisters grew up in a home filled with music, love, and laughter; raised by parents of faith. She continued and enlarged upon that legacy in her own home and community. She will be greatly missed. We love you, dearest Andie.

Services held in Granite Falls, WA May 16th, 2019

Viewing/Visitation
Thursday, May 16, 2019 @9:00 am -11:00 am PT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
18218 100th St NE
Granite Falls, WA 98252

Funeral
Thursday, May 16, 2019 @11:00 am -12:30 pm PT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
18218 100th St NE
Granite Falls, WA 98252