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Katy Funeral Home

23350 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX

OBITUARY

Robert Andrew "Andy" Brown

November 23, 1955June 11, 2020
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Robert Andrew “Andy” Brown passed away unexpectedly on June 11, 2020.

Andy was born on November 23, 1955, in Mt. Vernon, Illinois to Robert and Anne Brown, and grew up in Decatur, Illinois. He graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in 1973, and graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1977, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He became a Certified Public Accountant in December of 1986.

Andy is survived by his loving wife, Belinda. They have been together for 29 years and just celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary. He is also survived by his sister Lesli Kauzlarich and husband Ron, sister-in-law Brenda Wilhite and husband David, brother-in-law Del Leatherwood and wife Lori, brother-in-law Larry Stegent and wife Bebe. Andy is also survived by his nieces, nephews, friends and golfing buddies.

Andy was an avid golfer who was long off the tee, and had an excellent short game. He was always known as the "best dressed" golfer. He took pride in having a beautiful yard and his prized possession was his 2004 red Pontiac GTO.

He retired from Memorial Hermann Healthcare System after 30 plus years. He was a member of the Texas State Board of Accountancy. Andy was also a member of the Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club for many years, and currently held the position of Treasurer in the Senior Men’s Golf Association.

Andy will be greatly missed by the love of his life, Belinda, his family and many friends.

Donations may be made in Andy’s name to:

First Tee 425 South Legacy Trail St. Augustine, FL 32092 Firsttee.org/donate

American Heart Association P. O. Box 841125 Dallas, TX 75284 Heart.org

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 18, 2020

  • Private Memorial Service

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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Brenda Roberts Wilhite

July 5, 2020

Andy, I still can't believe you are gone. I am going to miss all our dinners, vacations and epic game nights. I am really going to miss the four of us playing spades, every time Sis and I would bid you would always mumble under your breath "under bidders" . I will never play another hand of spades without thinking of you.

I want to thank you for understanding how close Sis and I were, you knew what you were getting into and still jumped in! Thank you for loving my sister and making her so happy all these years. I promise I am going to take care of her until you both can be reunited in Heaven. I love you Andy, Brenda

Donald Sands

July 3, 2020

I knew Andy first as a client, then as a co-worker, and finally as a friend. He was steadfast in all three arenas. One could rely on his consistent mien.

He had a unique sense of humor. When actuated it was smart and wide ranging.

Fair play was very important to him. He observed it personally and expected it of others.

There are many who will miss him. We can expect to have a memory or several floating through our hearts and minds from time to time!

I pray that he is resting easy and that all who knew him are coming to terms with the loss of him! That will not occur overnight.

Alli Gaspard

July 2, 2020

Andy,

I don’t know where to start, I’m still in disbelief that I’m even having to write this, so I guess I’ll just start from the beginning.

I first met you when I was around 7 years old, the pesky kid who would stomp on your feet. It probably annoyed you somewhat, but it became “our thing” whether you liked it or not. I’m fairly certain it happened every time I saw you for years and years until I finally grew out of it, for which I’m sure you were thankful.

I think it was also somewhere around this time I gave you the nickname of Cheesehead. I’m not sure why, but I gave everyone special in my life a nickname, you should feel honored. You were Cheesehead forever, and again you put up with it. Whenever you and Egghead were together, I deemed you an “omelet.”

We always complained about the grey mustang that parked behind my mom’s driveway, it made backing out quite difficult at times. Eventually, we knew someone would hit it. That someone ended up being you, and I think it was when your Sequoia was brand new. You got out of the car cussing up a storm of course. You had every right to be angry, their driveway was super long, and the mustang was always on the street. We all hoped that they would learn their lesson, and park in the driveway, but they didn’t!

I was going to major in accounting, but my brain wasn’t quite wired right for credits and debits. Not sure how you did it, I had to switch my degree to finance. Right after I graduated from college and my job at HCAD didn’t work out, you got me an interview at Memorial Hermann. Even though I didn’t end up working there, semi-thankful because the commute would have been horrific, I’m grateful that you pulled some strings and got me an interview.

The clock you gave Chris and I as a wedding gift is hanging on our patio by the pool. Apparently, clocks were “your thing” for wedding gifts. I’ll always think of you when I check the time out there. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right? Hoping it’s always 5 o’clock at the country club in the sky, I know that’s where you’ll be.

When my childhood friends started getting married, you even got drug to some of my friend’s weddings. Guess that’s what happens when you’re married to the “fun aunt.”

It will take a long time to not look for you to walk into family gatherings. I was always curious what you picked to drink that day. Sometimes you had your old school little Igloo ice chest full of beer, in the beginning Bud Light, but in later years Michelob Ultra. Our taste buds must have been in synch, because I’m pretty sure you switched from Bud to Michelob about the same time I did. Other times you would walk in with a bottle of crown and Menna would nag you all night about how much of the bottle had been consumed and moaning about having to drive home.

Christmas Eve will never be the same. Most of the time you didn’t say a whole lot, you sat in the kitchen or on the couch with your drink, but you were always there for as far back as I can remember. Who will be my headband twin? We were the Santa hats. I will be forever grateful that Menna snapped a pic of us in them this past Christmas.

Alli Gaspard

July 2, 2020

Once my kids were old enough to talk, Menna and I decided you were going to be Tio Queso, a play on words for my old nickname for you of Cheesehead. You absolutely HATED it! I think it took a while for you to get up the nerve to tell Menna how you really felt about it. After that, Addi usually called you Silly Andy and I think Cade just stuck with plain old Andy.

I will never forget the time at the lake, you were just sitting quietly watching golf, but then Cade kicked a ball at you. The two of you are both super competitive, so you hopped up and an intense back and forth battle commenced. It ended with you in trouble WITH Cade for kicking a ball in the house and being too rowdy. Boys will be boys no matter the age I suppose.

I will make sure Cade checks on your birds every time he visits his MiMi. Looking through old videos, we discovered he claimed them as his own when he was 2. Menna is giving him one of your guns, and one to Chris as well. When Cade gets a little older, they can go hunting together and think of you. Hopefully, Cade can get a duck of his own to mount.

You were supposed to be at the lake house this weekend for the 4th of July. You, Chris, and David all had matching shirts to wear, they had flag fish all over them and were perfect for the 4th at the lake. Maybe now with the boat, we could have convinced you to go out on the water. I would have loved to see you ride on Big Mable, I’m sure there would have been some mumbling and cursing from start to finish.

I could keep going, but this has taken days to write as it is. I’m still in shock that you are really gone. It doesn’t seem real and I keep hoping I’ll wake up from this bad dream. We will take good care of Menna, I’m sure you’ve known all along that my mom, Menna and I were always a package deal. Watch over us from up above.

Love You,
Alli

Leslie Parkan

July 1, 2020

The service today was beautiful. I enjoyed hearing from the family and friends all the stories I heard from Andy after weekends and vacations away from work. We worked together for about 18 years. Had many lunches together and many a happy hour. Most involved 20 questions on getting Andy to share, but I wasn’t afraid to ask. He helped me pick out my first set of golf clubs, and many of those lunch breaks included trips to golf shops looking for the latest club or a new shirt(for him of course). We also spent time at the driving range working on his swing and him helping me with mine. He was always willing to give me tips on why it wasn’t working for me. I also had some opportunities to play tournaments with him, usually when Belinda wasn’t available 😜. We used most of his shots, few of mine, but usually had fun along the way. Andy was one of a kind. You will be missed BOSS!

Judy Van Norman

July 1, 2020

Andy and I worked together at Memorial Hermann for many years. I started in IT, supporting finance applications, way back when. Andy and I also played on a coed softball team in a hospital league for several seasons. He was a very good athlete, a wonderful teammate with a dry sense of humor. I saw him not too long ago at Emily Handwerk’s retirement party and it was if it had been yesterday, rather than the 8 years it had actually been, since we had seen one another. I’m glad I knew Andy and send my heartfelt sympathy to his wife and family.

Rest In Peace, Andy.
Judy Van Norman

Le Brown

July 1, 2020

Belinda,

I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your husband and soulmate. You and your family are very much in my prayers.

Very Sincerely,

Le Brown

Addi Gaspard

July 1, 2020

Andy,

I love you silly Andy. I wish you were still at home sitting in your chair. I wish you were still playing golf. I miss you and I’ll miss you saying bye baby when I left your house. I’ll blow kisses into an envelope and send them to you in heaven, so they don’t lose their love.

Love,
Addi

Dennis and Debra Solberg

July 1, 2020

Illinois & Texas Tech played at the TX Bowl 2010 and Andy & Belinda took us & Mike Bennett. Andy bought us University of Illinois hats and made us wear them (which I still have). We were Illinois orange that night and sat on the front row. One of the best times we ever had at a football game.

Andy & I were always the "no" guys with things at work & 99% of the time we were actually on the right side of what eventually took place. He always supported me. We understood each other & I will always love him for that.

Andy was just a genuine guy, quiet. Never wanted for anything. But he was actually quite humorous & once he got going, he would get a huge smile on his face with a quiet chuckle.

We love you Andy. We miss you.
Dennis and Debra Solberg

Debbie Waneck Hawkins

June 30, 2020

Belinda,
You have been in my thoughts and prayers. Losing your soul mate is not easy. Message me if you ever need a friend who has shared a loss!

Love you,
Debbie

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