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Keith & Keith Funeral Home

902 West Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA

OBITUARY

Andrew (Andy) M. Pease

May 5, 1947July 29, 2019

Andy passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday morning, July 29, 2019. He was born in Portland, Oregon on May 5, 1947 to Mason and Alice Pease.

Andy graduated from David Douglas High School in 1965 and joined the Army in 1966. After completing basic training and Jump School at Fort Campbell, KY he was sent from Fort Lewis, WA to join the 1st Brigade 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam on May 16, 1967. He returned home in May of 1968, married, and his daughter Amy was born in 1970. He graduated from Portland State University and then trained with Foster and Marshall, Inc. as a stock broker. He moved from there into financial planning and retired from New York Life in 2011.

Andy and Leslie married in 1982 and their son Drew was born in 1983. They moved from Tualatin, OR in the early 1990s and resided in Yakima, WA for 25 years before moving to Neskowin, OR in 2018. Andy was one of the founders of the Yakima Veterans Support Group, a board member of the Yakima Valley Veterans Coalition and a member of the Yakima Lions Club until his recent move back to Oregon.

Andy is survived by his wife, Leslie, daughter Amy Blanchard, son Drew, sister Nancy Gullings; granddaughters, Stella (13) and Lucy (11) Blanchard, niece Lisa Albrecht and honorary grandsons Nathan (17) and Josh (15) Rudnick.

In honor of Andy, a Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held August 15, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Yakima Area Arboretum, 1401 Arboretum Dr., Yakima, WA 98901.

  • FAMILY

  • Andy is survived by his wife, Leslie, daughter Amy Blanchard, son Drew, sister Nancy Gullings; granddaughters, Stella (13) and Lucy (11) Blanchard, niece Lisa Albrecht and honorary grandsons Nathan (17) and Josh (15) Rudnick.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Thursday, August 15, 2019

Memories

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Rick Bloxham

August 13, 2019

Leslie, it was my honor to serve with Andy as a Screaming Eagle. Del Ayers let me know of Andys passing. I can't say this about everyone I served with but Andy was always a true professional and a friend. I'm glad I got to see him and meet you in Boise. May he rest in peace.
Rick Bloxham

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY