|Birth: ||Jan. 25, 1959|
|Death: ||Jan. 17, 2002|
Theodore "Teddy" Andrews, 42, passed away on January, 17, 2002 at Komatke Village, Gila River Indian Community. He was born on January 25,1959 in Phoenix,AZ. He was a landscaper for Vee Quiva Casino. He attended St. Johns Indian School from K-12 where he was a traditional Fancy Dancer and also participated in the Drum and Bugle Corp. He received his photography training in Sacaton and Phoenix, AZ. He enjoyed his photography work, which included photos of Mission Work in Oklahoma,Arizona Scenery, people and family. He participated in the first Billy Jack Movie. Teddy had an excellent ability in Indian Arts and Crafts. He has received several awards for his artwork.
Survivors include his son, Dustin Andrews, of Komatke Village, Gila River Indian Community; mother, Myra H. Andrews, of Fort Yuma, CA; father, Rios H. Andrews, of Tohono O'Odham, Little Tucson Village; sister, RosanaNez, of Ajo, AZ; brothers, Daniel Andrews, of Tuba City, AZ, Gerard Andrews, of Phoenix, AZ and Rev. Michael Andrews, of Peoria, AZ; uncle, Darrell Hills, Sr., of Phoenix, AZ;aunts, Dolly Juan, Charlotte Hills, Linda Valenzuela and Viola Antone, all of Fort Yuma, CA and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Andrews and grandparents, Frederick and Mina Hills and aunt and uncle Melvin Hills and Marina Hills Moreno.
Pallbearers will be Dustin Andrews, Frederick Andrews,Jason Andrews, Charles Nez, Kervin Andrews, Bradley Andrews, Darrell Hills Jr, and Greg Heath.
Honorary Bearers will be DarrellHills Sr., Daniel Andrews, Gerard Andrews, Rev. Michael Andrews, Brian Nez, Raymond Valenzuela Sr., Max Levy, Vernon Smith, Frankie Escalanti, Eldon Escalanti, Jerome Antone, Ricardo Juan, Daley Andrews, Orin Two Two, Gary Two Two, Gilbert Two Two,Raymond Valenzuela Jr and Ralph Yuma.
Teddy enjoyed telling jokes and making people laugh. People were drawn to him.He loved gatherings and everyone was always welcome at his home. He was one to help someone in need.He was a Spiritual Father to his family and friends. He was an active member of his community and will truly be missed by all.
Mass will be held at St. Thomas Indian Mission, Fort Yuma, on Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 9:00AM. Traditional Tribal Services will follow at the Quechan Big House. Cremation will be Sunday, January 27, at 5:00 AM.
Quechan Indian Cemetery
Created by: Marilyn
Record added: Nov 16, 2010
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