Andrea Carole McIlwain

October 8, 1953March 9, 2018
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Andrea Carole McIlwain, 64 of Waterford, CA passed away on March 9, 2018. She was born in Lemoore, CA on October 8, 1953, and lived there until 1967, moved to Modesto, CA, then in 1995, moved to Waterford. Andrea received Associate of Science from Modesto Junior College in 1976. She had a career as a Registered and Certified Oncology Nurse for 42 years. Andrea is survived by her Husband Vadon Lawrence McIlwain, sons, Michael MacFarlane McIlwain, Marcus Andrew McIlwain, Savannah Rose McIlwain (daughter-in-law). Brother Barret Wilson Day, Cindy Diane Day (sister-in-law). Grandsons Noah Kenneth McIlwain and Bentley James McIlwain. Proceeded in death by her parents Varick MacFarlane Day and Carol Jeanne Day. Andrea’s favorite flowers were Stalks, Gladiolas, Anthurium, and Snapdragons. Donations in memory of Andrea to: Community Hospice of Modesto.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 20, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, March 20, 2018
  • Chapel Service Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Andrea Carole McIlwain

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Kimberly West

August 28, 2018

I went to high school with Andrea. I named my oldest daughter after her. She was a classy beautiful person. She influenced my career in interior design. She always had a flare for design. I’m sad I didn’t get to spend more time with her. I moved away from the area. I’m sad she passed so young, and especially feel for her family. 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

Johnathon Turner

April 16, 2018

I remember coming down the stairs one morning after spending the night and seeing Andrea cooking up this huge breakfast. A breakfast so large I've never seen the likes of before, maybe once it was a buffet but this food definitely wasn't as good. And she just smiled at me in her sleeping shirt handing me waffles, pancakes and bacon, sausage, and eggs. There was so much food I definitely didn't leave hungry, which is hard to do, but it was her smile that I remember most, as I came down the stairs. Best breakfast ever.

Linda Renee Hernandez

March 23, 2018

I would like to send my deepest sympathy’s to the family. I have been a patient for over 12 yrs. Andrea was my nurse. She was such a loving & caring person.. Even though I never met all of you ... I felt like I knew you all. She would share all of precious memories with me like when her son was getting married & when she was going to be grand-mother. She would also share some of her funniest memories with her husband. She adored her sons & daughter-inlaw. She had a beautiful smile & beautiful heart ♥️! I will miss her very much! I just want to thank you for sharing such a wonderful & caring & loving woman.. May God keep you all in his loving care & may all the beautiful memories bring you comfort. Love always Linda Hernandez & Family

Ralph Arredondo

March 22, 2018

Mac, Michael, Marcus & Family,
Please accept our sincerest condolences on the loss of your beautiful Wife & Mother. Andrea was one of thee most beautiful, elegant & gracious lady's we have ever known. Know that she will be truly missed & loved for many, many years to come. We are so sorry for not only your loss but the loss to the world as well.
Ralph & Louisa Arredondo

Andrew Day

March 21, 2018

My aunt was the most loving and beautiful person in the world and she will truly be missed. Let's celebrate her life and continue making her proud.

Katie Garcia

March 20, 2018

Forever remembering this beautiful lady. Beyond grateful you are the grandmother to my beautiful boy and blessing to our whole family. Your smile, love and comfort will be missed beyond words. Forever in our hearts❤️

Veronica Stankiewicz

March 20, 2018

A beautiful lady with a beautiful smile.She will always be loved

Debra Turner

March 16, 2018

I will dearly miss my football buddy! We rarely agreed on favorite teams (Waterford excepted!) but we both really enjoyed all the time we spent as fans and close friends. I loved all the movies, cannoli, mexican food and lemon drop martinis. I will always miss you, Andrea.

Carolyn Viss

March 14, 2018

What a loss to your family and to our community. Love and prayers, dear friends.