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Smart & Edwards Funeral Home

183 Madison Ave, Skowhegan, ME

OBITUARY

Odber Roy Andrews

July 22, 1931September 16, 2019

Dateline – Solon Odber R. Andrews, 88, of Solon passed away peacefully Monday, September 16, 2019, surrounded by family at his home. He was born July 22, 1931, in Norridgewock, Maine, the son of Roy C. Andrews and Edith (Hunnewell) Andrews. Odber graduated from Solon High School in the class of 1949, and from Western National School of Heavy Equipment in Weiser, Idaho in 1958. He worked for Scott Paper Company in Bingham as a heavy equipment mechanic for over 30 years. Since the age of 14, he has been a member of the East Madison Grange and was a member of the Keystone Lodge #80 in Solon as a Mason for over 50 years. A farmer at heart, Odber could repair anything, was very kind, and a man of few words. He always did what he felt was right, no matter the cost to himself. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Children were very dear to his heart. Odber spent much time volunteering as the church bus driver at United Baptist Church of Madison, as well as helping with various projects at Canaan Christian School, where his children attended. Besides his wife, Mary, of 55 years, Odber leaves three daughters: Carol Drumm and her husband Brian of Wilton, Tara Berube of Mercer, Dulci Corvin and her husband Dwayne of Pikeville, TN; two sisters: Audrey Hewett of Sidney and Dawn Groen and her husband Gerrit of Minn; fifteen grandchildren: Ethan, Leah, Courtney, Mackenzie, Cindy, Kristie, Matthew, Benjamin, Robbie, Dalton, Kaytlyn, Marian, Andrew, Ellie, and Reagan; 6 great-grandchildren: Angelina, Joshua, Henry, Calvin, Jedidiah and Elaina; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Odber was predeceased by his parents, his son Evander E. Andrews, his sister Dassie Jackson and his brother in-law, Jerome Hewett. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 10 am at the Sunset Cemetery in North Anson, Maine. The family would like to thank Frank and Kerry Evangelista for their love and sacrifice. Also a special thanks to the New Hope Evangelical Free Church in Solon and Maine General Hospice Workers. After years of struggling with dementia, we are sad but joyful to know our husband and dad has passed on to be with our Heavenly Father, having accepted Christ as his Savior late in life. Arrangements are entrusted to Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine. Donations may be made in Odber’s memory to the New Hope Women’s Shelter, PO Box 209, Solon, Maine 04979.

  • FAMILY

  • Besides his wife, Mary, of 55 years, Odber leaves three daughters: Carol Drumm and her husband Brian of Wilton, Tara Berube of Mercer, Dulci Corvin and her husband Dwayne of Pikeville, TN; two sisters: Audrey Hewett of Sidney and Dawn Groen and her husband Gerrit of Minn; fifteen grandchildren: Ethan, Leah, Courtney, Mackenzie, Cindy, Kristie, Matthew, Benjamin, Robbie, Dalton, Kaytlyn, Marian, Andrew, Ellie, and Reagan; 6 great-grandchildren: Angelina, Joshua, Henry, Calvin, Jedidiah and Elaina; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Odber was predeceased by his parents, his son Evander E. Andrews, his sister Dassie Jackson and his brother in-law, Jerome Hewett.

Services

  • Graveside Service Saturday, September 21, 2019

Memories

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William & Gloriajean (Beane/Brochu) Shaw

September 19, 2019

I remember Odber as a young girl when we went to grange. He was so quiet but my dad really enjoyed him as Odber appeared to enjoy my dad. My dad was Lyford Beane, Moscow, Maine. Our condolences to all of you in this time of sorrow.

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