Tezer Kahraman Andrews

December 15, 1942November 3, 2018

Tezer Kahraman Andrews was born in Ankara, Turkey, on December 15, 1947 to her mother, Huriye Kahraman, father Ismail Kahraman. Her siblings included Attila Kahraman, Ilter Yrugor, and Hulya Melek. Tezer attended Gazi University and earned a degree in English, majoring in English as a second language. She went on to work at Balgat Air Force base as an interpreter when she met Lee early 1972. They dated for 6 months and got married at the Officer's Club on base on April 1,1972. They returned to Rome, New York, where Lee finished his Air Force tour. They moved to Raleigh in late 1972. In 1973 their lovely, Lezer Renee Andrews was born at Rex Hospital on St. Mary's Street. Tezer taught at Brentwood Elementary, 1st and 2nd grade. She was living in Cary with her husband of 46 years, Lynwood "Lee" Andrews when she passed away at Rex Hospital, on November 3rd, 2018.

There will be a graveside service at 2:00 P.M. on November 8th.2018, at Raleigh Memorial Park in Raleigh.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, November 8, 2018

Tezer Kahraman Andrews

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Charlott Ellington

November 6, 2018

Tezer was a very special person. I first met her at the Cary Senior Center's knitting group. She told the most wonderful and funny stories and always kept us laughing. Sometimes she would bring us candy and cookies which we all enjoyed. She also would included me when her friends would meet to knit . One of her friends would invite me to come to her home and learn different ways to cook. Unfortunately, most of the people would speak in Turkish, but I always had a good time. Everyone was so gracious and I learned a new culture. Today I told the knitting group about Tezer's passing. Everyone was heart broken. Our sympathies go out to Tezer's family and friends. God bless her.