In Memory

Laurie Hand (Andrews)

Laurie Hand (Andrews)

As reported in the Chicago Tribune:


Laurie H. Andrews, age 68, of Chicago. Beloved wife of William D. Andrews; loving mother of Louise (Charles) Marsh and Charlie Andrews; proud grandmother of Will, Luke, and Tennessee Marsh; dear sister of the late Deborah Flynn; aunt of Sean and Devin Flynn. A graduate of Mills College (BA) and Loyola University of Chicago (MSW). Devoted mother and wife, friend of many, an adventurous spirit with a love of people and curiosity galore. Memorial Service Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 2335 N. Orchard St., Chicago, IL 60614. (Public parking available around the corner in the 2300 block of Lincoln Ave.) In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Muscular Dystrophy Association , 222 South Riverside Plaza, #1500A, Chicago, IL 60606. Info: 847-675-1990 or

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09/15/15 04:34 PM #9    

Susan Holsten (Blumer)

  So sad to hear this news!  I also knew Laurie at College Hill.She was a great person and remember her fondly from those days on Prairie both in school and on the play ground. She had a great and sunny personality which she shared with all. Rest in peace dear friend. P!ease if you attend memorial tomorrow please give her family my deepest sympathy and gentle prayers.

09/16/15 12:04 PM #10    

Charles Schulz

I was so saddened by hearnig this about Laurie, but amazed at all the thoughtful and loving notes from the class.  I was so fortunate to have met Laurie in 7th grade and been a good friend through ETHS.  I totally agree with the notes of our class and am also sorry about her passing on.  These notes clearly recognize how connected she was - not only in school but all the way up to now.  Chuck

09/16/15 12:29 PM #11    

Bonnie Robinson

Laurie was definitely one of a kind with one of the most outragous laughs -- filled with a bit of naughtiness along with humor. I remember hanging out on Drake Avenue where she lived across the street from Wendy Steffen Fernstrom. It was where a group of us would congregate and Laurie's Mother was always so welcoming. As they say, those were the "good old days."

I hope Laurie is resting in peace and I'm sure that her legacy will continue to live on through her children and grandchildren. Thanks, Laurie, for all the good times!

09/16/15 01:10 PM #12    

Arnold Friedman

I remember Laurie from Skiles Junior High. Tom Wardell, Bruce Goldberg and I used tio go over to her house on weekend nights for "Makeout Parties" She was always a lot of fun anda little nasty but a fun person who was also very nice and considerate and just enjoyed life. I was hoping to see her at the last  class reunion, but now understand why she wasn't there. I'm sure that she will be missed by everyone whose lifes she touched.

09/16/15 02:00 PM #13    

JoAnn Engebretson (Minear)

I am so sorry to hear of Laura's passing.  She was always so bubbly in high school. I was not in her clique but always thought she was so sweet to people and bubbly.  God bless her and her family. At least she is not suffering anymore.  God speed. 

09/16/15 05:43 PM #14    

Kathy Dalgety (Miehls)

Too young to die. Keep Laurie in your hearts Memories keep us all connected one to another.

09/16/15 07:45 PM #15    

Rosanne Bass (Keynan)

So true.

09/16/15 09:20 PM #16    

Susan Holsten (Blumer)

I agree Nancy! Laurie was a free spirit and touched the lives of so many of us.

09/23/15 10:36 AM #17    

Mark Goldman

Laurie and I were in 8th grade homeroom together, and while never close friends, I will always remember her infectious smile. I pulled out my 8th grade autograph book and looked at what she wrote to me. Funny how I remembered her flowery handwriting. It was great to see her at the reunion. She will be missed.

09/24/15 11:18 AM #18    

Jeanne Chapline

Some of my favorite high school memories involve Laurie. Outings always involved a hint of trouble and a lot of laughs. I'm sure everyone who ever met her never forgot her. I never will. 

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