Jill Allison Andrew
March 25, 1966 – January 9, 2019
Beloved daughter of Marvin and the late Diane Andrew; dear mother of Andrew and Zoe Picker; dear sister and sister-in-law of the late Shelli Felter (Dave) and Lisa Karandjeff (Henry); our dear aunt.
Graveside service Friday, January 11, 10:00 am at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery, 7500 Olive Blvd.
- Graveside Service Friday, January 11, 2019
- Shiva Friday, January 11, 2019
- Shiva Sunday, January 13, 2019
Jill Allison Andrew
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January 11, 2019
I am shocked, and sorry to hear this news! I just saw Jill at the Traveling Menorah event, and was excited she had become engaged ! Jill used to work at Westport Pharmacy, and I saw her daily , while I was working at Aunt Heidis ! She and Lynn Palan became friends with me as soon as we met. Jill was very funny, and had a gift when it came to humor. She made me laugh, and smile. I had reconnected, and I will miss her. Much love to her family.
January 11, 2019
Where to begin? Jill is absolutely charming the Angels in Heaven right now. A bright ray of warm sunshine and, to me, a seasoned sage of wisdom, we’ve lost a shining diamond 💎 who has been called, in my opinion, to be a Soldier for God. She once told me that a Soldier of God never remains silent or backs away from a challenge. See Jill was the Queen of self sacrifice without having an ego. She loved and she loved HARD with everything that she had. Her children were her World and her friends were family. I often sought counsel from her and she had a way of calming me with her patience and brilliance. Here is an example:
“If I have accomplished anything in my advanced age.. it is the wisdom I have gathered from all of the hurdles I have had to overcome. You my friend are the sunshine that doesn't go around casting shadows on people. That may be the reason why you are choosing not to weather the storm.. but at the cost of emotional hurt. I can't prevent that.. but will with out a doubt.. lend a shoulder at any time.” - see what I mean? She’s priceless.
We were once discussing something that was puzzling and she said “well that sounds like brushing your teeth and eating Oreos at the same time” - I laughed and appreciated her witty way with words. Lots of charisma and she was one that instantly put me in a great mood when we would connect.
To her children, please know that she chose to bring you into this World and loved you with everything she had. I know this for certain. You are her Alpha to Zeta - please keep this knowledge close to your Hearts.
THIS is friendship and love in action! Jill had a heart the size of our Solar System and put it to work. She was close to God and He has her back. Please keep Jill and her family and friends on your prayers and in your hearts. Look up at that big blue or star filled sky and smile because Jill is up there looking after us.
See you on the other side my precious and valued friend. You’re one of a kind.
January 10, 2019
Jill will always hold a special place in my heart. I met her in the backroom of an Ulta store during the store's grand opening, so it was busy! But not too busy for me to see what an awesome sales person she was and how "fabulous" (such a Jill term) she was with every person she touched. We were both with different cosmetic brands and we instantly connected. I said, "I would love to have you on my team. If you are ever looking for extra hours or want to switch brands for more permanent hours, give me a call". She called the next day. I credit her with so many successes that I had, the woman knew people and had a way with people! There were several times we would take "road trips" together (meaning she would drive to a remote store with me and we'd tag team our selling efforts and have a "fabulous" day)On our drives she shared so much; funny stories about her life, stories of survivorship and she would tell me life lessons she had learned along the way.
One of the many things I admired about her was her loyalty; Once a friend, always a friend! Jill had such a generous heart and I was a recipient of her kindness so many times. She came to my house one day and colored my hair when I couldn't fit a salon appointment in and needed it done for an upcoming conference. She hid fast food bags for me when I wasn't supposed to be eating "junk food", she brought all kinds of treats for me when I broke my ankle and offered to "spring me" if my ankle didn't heal soon and said we would "go Thelma and Louise on the world". She taught me much, made me giggle so much and loved BIG- to everyone she touched. I was so lucky to call Jill Allison Andrew my friend. She will be so greatly missed. Rest in Peace dear friend!