Beverly Pete Andrews of Dayton died Friday, Oct.18, at the age of 79.
Beverly was born to parents Oscars and Frances Pete on April 27, 1940 in Tulalip, Washington, on the Tulalip Indian Reservation. Beverly is survived by her children, Cindy Yawn, Angie Oliver, Anthony Andrews, Amanda Batres and Amy Mashburn. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Beverly was a wild, carefree spirit that accomplished many things over her 79 years. She drove a school bus for 35 years, mainly to drive her children and grandchildren around. At the young age of 55 she went back to college to get her associates degree at Haskell Indian Nation University in Lawrence, Kanas. She enjoyed many hobbies such as scuba diving, and crafting, such as bead work and basket weaving to celebrate her Indian heritage. She loved nothing more to than decorate her yard for the holidays, to be the best decorated house on the street. She was so competitive she never wanted to be outdone.
Her Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Dayton, with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Beverly’s life.