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Richard Edwin Andrews

Richard Edwin Andrews

Male 1916 - 2013

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  • Name  Richard Edwin Andrews 
    Born  4 Oct 1916  Spring Valley, Fillmore, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  14 Jul 2013  Loveland, Larimer, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I29  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  7 Aug 2013 

    Father  Edwin Chapman Andrews,   b. 1 Apr 1881, Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1959, Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Iva Anna Lounsberry,   b. 29 Jun 1885, Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1972, Arvada, Jefferson, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Jun 1907  Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Family ID  F8  Group Sheet

    Family  Margaretta Parr Foulk 
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Andrews
     2. Melissa Andrews
     3. Jennifer Andrews
    Last Modified  17 Sep 1999 
    Family ID  F78  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Oct 1916 - Spring Valley, Fillmore, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Jul 2013 - Loveland, Larimer, Colorado, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Richard Edwin Andrews
      October 4, 1916-July 14, 2013
      Richard Edwin Andrews of Loveland, Colorado passed away at home on Sunday, July 14, 2013. Richard was 96 years old.

      Richard was preceded in death by his grandparents Harvey Wellington Lounsberry and wife Sarah Agnes (Gourley) Lounsberry,
      James Andrews and wife Asenath (Wilson) Andrews, parents, Edwin Chapman Andrews and wife Iva Anna (Lounsberry) Andrews,
      two older siblings, a brother, James Claire Andrews and a sister, Ruth Agnes (Andrews) Williams.

      Survivors include his wife Margaretta Foulk Andrews of Eugene, Oregon; three daughters, Rebecca Andrews (Charles) Abarr,
      of Redding, Iowa, Melissa Andrews of Loveland, Colorado, Jennifer Andrews of Eugene, Oregon; five grandchildren, Jariah Lee Walker, of Grimes, Iowa, Megan Amanda Rose Augustin of Denver, Colorado, Ian Hunter Abarr of Ames, Iowa, Jasper Daniel Abarr of Redding, Iowa, Enrique Simone Casados of Sarasota, Florida; and four great grandchildren.

      Richard, Dick to his friends and family, was born in Spring Valley, Minnesota, 1916, the youngest of the three children. The family moved from their farm in Minnesota to a farm in Knoxville, Iowa in 1923. They moved to the Marshalltown farm in 1938. Dick attended country school in Knoxville, Iowa, further education included Drake University in DesMoines, Iowa; Iowa State University where he received his degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1950, and the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. He married Margaretta Foulk of Wilmington, Deleware on December 26, 1954 and they resided in Golden, Colorado.

      Dick had a long career with the Adolph Coors and Porcelain Companies. As Chief and Project Engineer his creative instincts brought success to many projects, such as the glass-lined tank operation and the conveyor systems etc. He was very instrumental in design and construction while expanding the Coors Brewery from just 10 states to all 50 states, in the 70's and 80's.

      Dick and his family were members of the First Denver Friends Church in Denver, Colorado. In his later years he enjoyed mentoring young engineers who became friends of the family. He never lost his love of the land, he always had a farm or property he could spend the day on and always loved working on projects in his shops. He will be missed by all who knew him.
    • (Research):Dad was fairly secretive about his work for Coors. He never discussed projects he was working on while at the porcelain division. I do remember him bringing the new can with flip tab home for testing, he pulled a can of Coors out of the fridge and opened it with a twinkle in his eye. "Have to try this out and see if it works properly " I was a teenager by then and he was at the new can facility.
      We lived in Golden at 1220 Meadowsweet Road until about 1967,when we moved to rural Arvada. I do know the ranch house was moved from the area of the Chatfield Dam when they put the Dam in. Megan and Jake and his family now play in the waters there.