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In Memory of

William Stuart Andrews

August 20, 1927 - August 1, 2017

Obituary


Bill Andrews is the greatest example of a life well-lived and well-loved. Bill passed away peacefully on August 1, 2017. His joyful spirit touched everyone who knew him-as a beloved father, son, brother, and husband. Bill was a man with a deep faith, a man committed to his family, a man dedicated to a career of justice and good works, a man who knew how to enjoy life through his many interests and passions including skiing, fishing, hunting, traveling, golfing (especially golfing with his grandchildren), or just a great conversationalist at dinner with friends. Bill...

Bill Andrews is the greatest example of a life well-lived and well-loved. Bill passed away peacefully on August 1, 2017. His joyful spirit touched everyone who knew him-as a beloved father, son, brother, and husband. Bill was a man with a deep faith, a man committed to his family, a man dedicated to a career of justice and good works, a man who knew how to enjoy life through his many interests and passions including skiing, fishing, hunting, traveling, golfing (especially golfing with his grandchildren), or just a great conversationalist at dinner with friends. Bill will always be remembered by his ever-present warm smile and for being a "gentle man."

He was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1927 at the Arizona Deaconess Hospital (now Banner Good Samaritan). He attended Kenilworth grade school and North High School. He received a degree from Phoenix College and a law degree from the University of Arizona in 1952. He served in World War II in the U. S. Navy and was stationed in Hawaii. His father, Lloyd (Dogie) Andrews was the Maricopa County Attorney who prosecuted the infamous Winnie Ruth Judd. His grandfather came to Arizona in 1896.

Professionally, Bill held many accomplished positions. He was Chief Deputy County Attorney under Charles Stidham in 1957 and 1958 and was a Deputy County Attorney from 1953 until 1957. He was appointed as Maricopa County Supervisor in 1965 for District Three. As chairman, he oversaw the paving of Glendale Avenue to Luke Air Force Base, the placement of the Maricopa County Hospital at its current location, and the development of Estrella Golf Course.

Bill was a member of the State Bar of Arizona from 1952 until his death. The last 35 years of his practice was as a plaintiff's attorney. He was a member of the State Board of Governors of the Arizona State Bar and a past member of the Board of Directors of Maricopa County Bar Association. He served on numerous state bar boards, including the Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Arizona where he served two terms. He also served on many volunteer boards and organizations-always committed to helping others.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lois; and her children, Maureen Kenner and her 4 children; and Patti Culbertson and her 2 children; Bill's children, Lloyd J. "Jim" Andrews (Sarah); Chester Drummond Andrews; Teresa Skiba (Steve); Julie Brockert (Earl) and Elizabeth Francie Taylor. He is also survived by thirteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren--all of which will remember fondly their "Grandpa bites" and Snickers candy. He was pre-deceased by his father, Lloyd J. (Dogie) Andrews; mother, Francie Andrews Pateman; brothers, Walter Webb Andrews and Lloyd J. (Jimmy) Andrews and sister, Margaret Andrews Wilson; and son, William S. Andrews Jr.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at All Saint's Episcopal Church, 6300 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's memory to All Saint's Episcopal Day School