In memory of
Donald Irvin Andrews
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In memory of
Donald Irvin Andrews
Donald Irvin Andrews died peacefully in his sleep at home on Friday, November 22, 2019 at the age of 90 years old. Born on April 15, 1929 in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, he immigrated to the United States with his parents in June 1929 and became a naturalized citizen in December 1948. In 1950, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Geology from Colorado School of Mines and married his sweetheart, Carol Louise Springer Andrews, with whom he enjoyed traveling the world. Andrews lived and worked as a geologist in New Orleans for most of his life, after proudly serving his country as First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and later as First Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers Reserve. He held professional memberships in the New Orleans Geological Society (NOGS), the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES), and the Association of American Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). Preceded in death by his father, Herbert George Andrews; his mother, Estelle Blanche Swearingen Andrews; his brothers, Douglas Andrews and David Andrews; and his beloved son, Lawrence Ernest Andrews. He is survived by his loving wife, Carol Louise Springer Andrews; his sister, Joan Andrews Strong and brother-in-law Mallory Strong; brother-in-Law, William Springer; his daughter, Linda Louise Andrews LaPlace and son-in-law Kerry LaPlace; his son, Brian Scott Andrews and daughter-in-law Sharon Williams Andrews; daughter-in-Law, Kim Williamson Andrews (widow of Lawrence Ernest Andrews); grandchildren, Steven Dunbar LaPlace (wife Katie), Andrew George LaPlace (wife Courtney), Melissa Louise LaPlace Dawes (husband Josh), Christopher Michael Andrews (wife Sara), Jenni Andrews Derrick (husband Mike), Evan Williams Andrews, and Jonah Scott Williams Andrews; great grandchildren, Xander LaPlace, Evalyn Andrews, Maxwell Andrews, Heather Derrick, Brooke Derrick; niece, Gabie Strong, as well as cousins and extended family in the US and England. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate his life at a memorial service on Saturday, December 14, 2019, 10:00 am to 1:30 pm at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans. Father A. J. Heine of Saint Augustine Episcopal Church will officiate. Visitation will be held 10:00 am to noon in the Parlor with a service from noon to 1:00 pm in the Chapel, followed by interment from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm at All Saints Mausoleum located next to Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories and condolences online at www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
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In memory of
Donald Irvin Andrews
Donald Irvin Andrews died peacefully in his sleep at home on Friday, November 22, 2019 at the age of 90 years old. Born on April 15, 1929 in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, he immigrated to the United States with his parents in June 1929 and became a naturalized citizen in December 1948. In 1950, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Geology from Colorado School of Mines and married his sweetheart, Carol Louise Springer Andrews, with whom he enjoyed traveling the world. Andrews lived and worked as a geologist in New Orleans for most of his life, after proudly serving his country as First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and later as First Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers Reserve. He held professional memberships in the New Orleans Geological Society (NOGS), the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES), and the Association of American Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). Preceded in death by his father, Herbert George Andrews; his mother, Estelle Blanche Swearingen Andrews; his brothers, Douglas Andrews and David Andrews; and his beloved son, Lawrence Ernest Andrews. He is survived by his loving wife, Carol Louise Springer Andrews; his sister, Joan Andrews Strong and brother-in-law Mallory Strong; brother-in-Law, William Springer; his daughter, Linda Louise Andrews LaPlace and son-in-law Kerry LaPlace; his son, Brian Scott Andrews and daughter-in-law Sharon Williams Andrews; daughter-in-Law, Kim Williamson Andrews (widow of Lawrence Ernest Andrews); grandchildren, Steven Dunbar LaPlace (wife Katie), Andrew George LaPlace (wife Courtney), Melissa Louise LaPlace Dawes (husband Josh), Christopher Michael Andrews (wife Sara), Jenni Andrews Derrick (husband Mike), Evan Williams Andrews, and Jonah Scott Williams Andrews; great grandchildren, Xander LaPlace, Evalyn Andrews, Maxwell Andrews, Heather Derrick, Brooke Derrick; niece, Gabie Strong, as well as cousins and extended family in the US and England. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate his life at a memorial service on Saturday, December 14, 2019, 10:00 am to 1:30 pm at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans. Father A. J. Heine of Saint Augustine Episcopal Church will officiate. Visitation will be held 10:00 am to noon in the Parlor with a service from noon to 1:00 pm in the Chapel, followed by interment from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm at All Saints Mausoleum located next to Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories and condolences online at www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
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Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home
5100 PONTCHARTRAIN BLVD
New Orleans, LA 70124
Past Services ╲╱
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