Robert E. Andrews


In Loving Memory of Robert E. Andrews, AKA Bob, Papa, Pops, and Dad. Bob passed away on Sunday, May 14th at the age of 89. Bob was a beloved husband, dad, grandfather, brother, and friend.

Everyone who had the pleasure of knowing Bob was a friend for life. Bob was born on February 15, 1934, in Mulhall, OK. In 1956, he married Glenda M. Nicholson in Kansas City, Kansas, and moved to Bakersfield, CA. They lived in Bakersfield and Carpinteria, CA for 18 years. In 1972, they settled in Ventura, CA for 33 years. He worked a variety of jobs before he found his final career of 18 years with Exxon as an Instruments and Electronics Technician.

He retired in 1996, and he and Glenda enjoyed providing daycare for and watching their grandchildren grow up. After the loss of Glenda in 2007, he returned to Oklahoma where he met his second wife Jennie. After the loss of Jennie in 2021, he returned to Ventura, CA to spend as much time as he could with his children and grandchildren. Bob loved talking and spending time with family and friends, giving friendly advice, playing games, listening to music, and singing. It was not unusual to see Bob with a smile and moving to any tune that had a beat.

Bob is survived by his children Teresa Andrews-Hurliman (Joe) of Arroyo Grande, CA, Tim Andrews (Liz) of Ventura, CA, and Katy O’Keefe (Terry) of Ventura, CA; grandchildren Sean O’Keefe (Brickell) of Des Moines, IA, Trevor O’Keefe of Kula, HI, Mark Bucy (Trista) of Ventura, CA; great grandchildren Sierra and Ryder Bucy of Ventura, CA; sister Pauline Mclaughlin of Valrico, FL, brother Leroy (Roberta) of Yukon, OK, and brother Glen (Janie) of Edmond, OK.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 51 years Glenda Andrews of Ventura, CA, second wife of 13 years Jennie Andrews of Yukon, OK, and brother Eugene Andrews of Neosho, MI.

A memorial is planned on October 21, 2023, at Community of Christ Church, 1848 Poli Street, Ventura, CA 93001 at 11:00 A.M. He will reside at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Ventura, CA with his first wife Glenda Andrews. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in memory of Bob Andrews to the MDS Foundation.