Dec. 28, 1938 – Nov. 25, 2021
December 8, 2021
Carol Alice Andrews, 82, of Sweet Home, died Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 25, 2021.
She was born Dec. 28, 1938 in Jamestown, N.D., to Walter James and Irene Leila (Bellen) Bowden.
She, her mother, and her three sisters traveled by railroad from Jamestown during the cold month of December in 1945 to Oregon, where they settled in Dallas. Carol had her seventh birthday on the train trip to Oregon.
She met her husband Rod at the Cottonwoods Dance Hall in 1959. After a brief, long-distance courtship, they were married on Oct. 23, of the same year.
Mrs. Andrews was a member of the Fir Lawn Lutheran Church. She loved children and ran a daycare out of her home for many years. She loved playing with the kids, as well as teaching them reading, writing and basic life skills, which included baking in her large custom kitchen. She loved going for walks with her grand dog and her best friend, Judy. She also enjoyed attending workout classes at Steelhead Fitness.
Mrs. Andrews was the epitome of a happy homemaker and truly loved taking care of her family and friends. She saw the good in everyone and was always willing to lend a helping hand or a dollar to someone in need. Her loving, kind and selfless heart will be missed by many.
Mrs. Andrews is survived by her husband of 62 years Roderick D. Andrews; three adult children, DebraSue Northern, Roderick A. Andrews and Linda R. Doles; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Connie Barreras of Dallas and Faye Hensley of Lebanon; sister-in-law Dolores Glover of San Diego, Calif.; and an abundance of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Irene Bowden of Dallas; and sister Sharon Mock also of Dallas.
A graveside service was held Dec. 4 at Lewis Cemetery.
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.