Darlington F Andrews
March 18, 1938 – November 2, 2019
Darlington Fee (Dart) Andrews, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 in Boulder, CO. He was born on March 18th, 1938 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late David and Florence Andrews.
Dart grew up and was raised in Maysville, KY. He attended Kentucky Military Institute, United States Military Academy West Point and University of Kentucky (1962). Following his commission into the US Army as a 2nd lieutenant, Dart served 23 years throughout the United States as well as Vietnam, Iran, and Germany. He earned numerous medals including 2 Bronze Stars and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Following his distinguished military career, Dart worked for Computer Science Corporation for 17 years before finally retiring in 2002 and subsequently moving to Longmont, CO.
Dart always had a sense of adventure with his family. He loved to travel and was always trying new hobbies such as skiing, scuba diving, shooting, woodworking, flying and playing golf. He was patriotic, loyal, generous and compassionate. He was fondly known for his light hearted teasing of his many friends.
Dart is survived by his wife of 20 years, M. Patricia Andrews, his sons Jay and Jason, daughters-in-law Kimberly and Jessica and grandchildren Sydney, Camryn and Paloma; step children James Kacsmarik, Kathleen Saffelle and granddaughter Courtney North. Dart was preceded in death by his adored first wife of 31 years, Doris B., brother Jay I. and sister Molly.
A Celebration of Life will be held 11am Monday, November 11, 2019 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1303 S. Bross Lane in Longmont. A reception gathering will take place at the family home in Longmont immediately following the Celebration Service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) or the American Heart Association (www.heart.org). Please visit howemortuary.com to share personal condolences.
- Celebration of Life Monday, November 11, 2019
Darlington F Andrews
November 19, 2019
I will always keep close to my heart memories of our times together during our many wonderful, fun-filled trips. Dart was a wonderful caring individual, and his smiling face will be missed, but remembered always.
Michael A. Eggleston
November 13, 2019
I knew Dart when we were cadets at West Point. I recall that we vacationed together one summer when we were cadets. We crossed paths a few times after we were commissioned, but went our separate ways. He served in Vietnam in Special Forces while I was an advisor. He was a good man and very dedicated. Thanks, Dart.
November 11, 2019
We had a little luncheon group that met monthly. Spirited conversations about everything. We will all miss his lively discussions and contributions. We also shared the experience of living in Teheran, Iran during our careers.
Jan & Ron Hiner
November 5, 2019
Pat, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during these trying times. Dart will definitely be missed by all. We loved his smile, his sense of humor and his "fun" loving look on life. He was a good man and his love for his country was always on display! Hugs and prayers! Ron and Jan Hiner