Lowell Lee Andrews
Lowell Lee Andrews
  • January 25, 1934 - November 23, 2017
  • Spring, Texas

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Lowell Lee Andrews, 83, of The Woodlands, Tx., passed away early Thanksgiving morning, November 23, 2017. He passed peacefully in his sleep.

Lowell Andrews was born in Orlando, Florida on January 25, 1934, to Laurin Lundy Andrews and Dorothy Morrow Andrews. In May, 1952, he graduated high school from Forest Lake Academy in Orlando, Florida.

Lowell entered college in Michigan, where he completed two years of his business degree and met and married his bride, Gwaldys Ida Jones,or "Glad" as he called her. A native Canadian, Glad was a nursing student when they met. They were married in May of 1954, and Lowell entered the U.S. Air Force. A year later, Lowell and Glad were blessed with the birth of their only child, daughter, Cherilyn Rae Andrews.

After his military service, Lowell moved the family to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he began his career in the oil industry. He worked for Tidewater Oil Company during the day, and completed his Bachelor's of Business Administration at night school at the University of Tulsa. Lowell then enrolled in the University's Law School and went to night classes until he received his Jurisprudence degree in 1963. He was sworn into the Oklahoma Bar Association and began practicing as a tax attorney at Tidewater. Eventually, the family was transferred to Houston, Tx. Here, Lowell became active in the Houston Power Squadron boating club and the Harris County Sheriff's Dept. reserves. The family spent time boating, water-skiing, fishing and taking long summer road trips to Canada to visit family. Eventually, Lowell received his private pilot's license, and followed his passion for flying every chance he got. Upon retirement from Texaco Oil Company, he and Glad, built their "dream home" in the mountains of Estes Park, Colorado. Here, Lowell volunteered a majority of his time flying with the Civil Air Patrol, participating in rescue searches in the Rocky Mountains. He and Glad also bought a trailer and explored the nation together. When Glad suddenly passed away in 2010, Lowell moved in with his daughter, Cheri, his son-in-law, Daniel Martinez, and his two grand-children, Zachary and Riley in The Woodlands, Tx. Here he enjoyed traveling with the family to all his grand-kids tennis matches statewide, and loved going to the family beach house in Galveston, Tx. He is mourned by his family who loved him deeply and will miss him dearly.

He was predeceased by Gladys Andrews. He is survived by his daughter, Cheri Martinez, his son-in-law, Daniel Martinez, his grandson, Zachary Martinez, his granddaughter, Riley Martinez, and his sister, Elaine Morrow Balkan.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., December 13, at Forest Park The Woodlands, Tx.