|Birth: ||Oct. 8, 1965|
|Death: ||Sep. 1, 2005|
Graveside services for Andrew Jon "Andy" Archer, 39, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery. Father Vincent O'Reilly will officiate.
Andy passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, in Sandpoint, Idaho, from natural causes. Andy will be buried next to his father, David Archer.
Andy was born in Oakland on Oct. 8, 1965, to David and Dolores Archer. He grew up and attended grade school in Walnut Creek.
When Andy was in the seventh grade the family moved to Vacaville where they lived on a horse ranch. As a child, Andy was active in 4-H, he also helped raise and show steers, sheep and pigs. He achieved champion status at showing horses. Andy was a wrestler and played football; including freshman status J.V., captain of his J.V., varsity and J.C. football teams. He graduated from Vacaville High School in 1984.
Andy served his country in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1990. He went on to graduate from St. Mary's College with a bachelor of science degree in business management.
Andy always had an entrepreneurial spirit. He had a role in six movies during a short acting career including "The Lady of the House" and "The Black Stallion." He had a hand in developing a sandblasting company.
He owned Archer Racing Enterprises where he drove a green wingless sprint car with the #13 on it, and was known as "Tazman Andy." His latest venture began as an Ebay store and grew into The Katzmeeow a local antique shop on Church Street.
Andy married Kathleen "Kat" Bierer on June 20, 2001, in Lake Tahoe. The couple moved to Sandpoint in November 2003.
Andy was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Cliff Hanger's Jeep Club in Vacaville and the NCMAA racing association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, skiing, sports, riding his Harley, and vintage cars. He was proud of his Italian heritage and was a history and architecture buff.
He is survived by his wife, Kat Archer of Sandpoint, Idaho; children, Ashley and Devin Archer of Sandpoint, Idaho; mother, Dolores Archer of Pacheco; brother, Mathew Archer of Livermore; in-laws, Chuck and Pat Bierer of Sandpoint, Idaho; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, David Archer.
Arrangements are under the direction of Vaca Hills Chapel. Published in The Reporter on September 7, 2005
Created by: Ms. Clyde
Record added: May 16, 2013
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