Grace Virginia “Ginger” Andrews, age 91, born on March 28, 1922, in Piggott, Arkansas, died on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Woodland Terrace, Bridgman. She lived most of her life on the family farm on Date Road in Stevensville, Michigan, but spent her last years at Woodland Terrace, Bridgman.
She graduated from Holcomb High School, Holcomb, Missouri, in 1942. She married William “Dean” Andrews on January 5th, 1944, and he preceded her in death.
Daughter of the late Richard John Harris and Rosa Zetta Harp and Willie Clyde Nelson. She is survived by her daughters, Andy T. Andrews, Ginger “Jeanette” Andrews, Michelle “Yvette” Tuchman and Rochelle “Yvonne” Danjuma as well as her grandchildren, Ara Lucia Ashburne (formerly Heather “Keegan” Sandmann) and R. Orion Danjuma.
She served in Berrien County for thirty years in both the Treasury and County Clerk’s offices, with ever-increasing responsibility until her final role as Chief Deputy of Register of Deeds. She also served her community in the Berrien County Extension office and as a leader of a 4-H sewing club for 18 years. In the early 70’s, she was the first woman admitted to the Y Lensers photography club. She won several prizes for her photography throughout the 70’s; an image of the South Pier from Tiscornia was exhibited in the Kodak-sponsored Photo Expo 71 in Chicago.
Her passion for nature and love for all animals was known by all who knew her.
Visitation will be at Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman, Thursday, February 6, from 5pm until 7pm. The memorial will be held at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Road, Benton Harbor, Michigan, on Friday, February 7 at 12:30pm.
Donations can be sent to either Sarett Nature Center or Hospice at Home, 4025 Health Park Lane, St Joseph, MI 49085
5 - 7 PM ,Thursday, February 6, 2014
Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel
9191 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106
12:30 PM ,Friday, February 7, 2014
Sarett Nature Center
2300 Benton Center Road Benton Harbor, MI, Berrien 49022
Friday, February 7, 2014
North Shore Memory Gardens
5027 M-63 North Coloma, MI 49038