Curtis Franklin

Curtis Franklin Andrews went to live with his Lord and Savior on Nov. 6, 2017 at the age of 94 in Port Orchard.

He was born, one of nine children, on June 9, 1923 in Bloomfield, Nebraska to Burt and Lottie Andrews.

Curtis graduated from high school in South Dakota and is also attended the school of hard knocks. He was married on June 9, 1947 to Dorothy Smelser and remained happily married for 70 years.

He was a devoted and caring father and enjoyed carpentry projects. He protected his family with ferocity and kindness and was lovingly nicknamed “The Bear.” He retired from Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in 1979.

After retirement, he remained active in his church and in church missions through MAPS.

Mr. Andrews is survived by his wife, Dorothy; his children Gerald Duane Andrews (Linda), Lyle Dean Andrews (Nancy), Bonnie Jean Skierski (John), and Lori June Johnson (William); as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and his sister, Loris Beal.

A celebration of life ceremony was held Nov. 11, 2017 at Christian Life Center, Port Orchard. He was interred at Miller Woodlawn.

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