Clyde Henry Andrews

Posted: Sunday, January 25, 2009

Juneau resident Clyde Henry Andrews died Jan. 20, 2009. He was 50.

Born Nov. 22, 1958, in Pascagula, Miss., his family soon moved to Alaska, residing in Palmer and Sitka before coming to Juneau in 1969. He graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1977 and received a bachelor's degree from Washington State University in 1983.

In 1984, he married his college sweetheart and they made their home in Juneau. He worked as a fisheries technician for the Alaska Department of Fish & Game for 30 seasons and also at Eaglecrest Ski Area in the 1980s.

According to his family, he lived a full life, skiing, playing softball and volleyball, fishing, throwing darts, spending time outside and being a Moose member. He loved his home, family gatherings and keeping in touch with his friends, they said.

"His love will be greatly missed," his family said. "He upheld his family and friends with an energy for life, an amazing caring of people, and an unsurpassed passion for his wife, Katherine, and sons, Nicholas and Keith."

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Genevieve and Rupert Andrews; brother, Brian Andrews; and nephew, Brandon Andrews.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine Andrews; sons, Nick and Keith Andrews; brother, Scott Andrews and family, Kathy and Ryan, of Redmond, Ore.; and sister-in-law, Joyce Andrews, of Juneau, and her children, B.J. and Nikki.

A service to honor Clyde will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Juneau. A reception and celebration will follow the service at 4 p.m. at the Juneau Yacht Club.

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