Notification of the passing of Delta Pioneers member Mary Elizabeth Andrews, widow of WAL pilot Captain Foster James ‘Jimmy’ Andrews. Born June 27, 1927 Mary was 84 years of age at the time of her passing March 7, 2012. Captain Jimmy Andrews, born December 10, 1919, was 70 years of age at the time of his passing May 11, 1990.
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ANDREWS, Mary Elizabeth: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Marietta Daily Journal (GA) - March 17, 2012
Mary Elizabeth Andrews passed away at the home of her daughter surrounded by family in Acworth, GA on March 7, 2012. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee on June 27, 1927 to James Edward "Earl" and Sarah Evelyn Hurd and grew up in Memphis. After graduation from South Side High School in Memphis, she married Joe W. Cooper and they had four children. They were a military family and during their 27 years of marriage they were stationed in Georgia, North Carolina, New Mexico, Texas, Germany, Hawaii and Okinawa. In 1974 she married Foster James Andrews who was a Western Airlines pilot and lived in Hawaii and together they traveled to many places in the continental US as well as Alaska, Australia, New Zealand and Belize. Always the adventurous spirit, she took up sailing while in Hawaii and christened her sailboat "Proud Mary." Jim passed away in 1990 and she moved to Mexico in 1991 settling in Ajijic where she lived until 2011. Mary traveled extensively exploring Mexico, Russia, Egypt, China, and cruised down the Amazon River. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed attending the performances as well as acting in several productions at the Lakeside Little Theatre in Ajijic. Mary was an amazing mother and phenomenal grandmother who loved her family and held them close to her heart. She was a true friend to everyone - always there to help when help was needed. She was a wonderful cook, always creative, loved decorating, loved beautiful clothes, loved traveling, loved animals, loved being with people and most of all enjoyed life. She was truly the hostess with the "mostess" – loved entertaining – how can anyone forget her infamous "pool party" in Ajijic? The room lit up when she walked in – just ask anyone who was fortunate enough to know her. She will be missed. Mary is survived by her children and their spouses, Phyllis and Jerry Nilo, Joe and Paula Cooper, Jenny and Geoff Clerk and Bob and Stephanie Cooper; her grandchildren, JD Nilo, Elizabeth Prothero, Katherine Redd, Jason Cooper, Caryn Clancy, Ryan Cooper, Drea Cooper and Madison Cooper; her great-grandchildren, Joe Cooper, William Redd, Nicholas Redd, Emma Prothero and Alex Prothero; her brother, James Edward Hurd and her ex-husband, Joe W. Cooper. She leaves behind many wonderful friends in Ajijic, Tom, Lois, Dick, Mickey, Alice, BJ, and many, many more - too many to list - you know who you are, she carries your friendship in her heart. At her request no funeral arrangements are planned. A celebration of Mary's life will be set for a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in her memory to: Our Pals Place, 4508 Canton Hwy., Marietta, GA 30062. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation Society and Memorial Centers in Marietta (770) 420-5557. Express condolences at mdjonline.com Words, however kind, can't mend your heartache, but those who care and share your loss wish you comfort and peace of mind. May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends. ~Author Unknown