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Mollie Etta Andrews

June 30, 1921 - August 18, 2016

A memorial service will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 27, at Sweet Home High School Husky Field. Per Mollie’s request, please come dressed in sports attire, preferably in Husky, Ducks, or Braves gear. Alex Paul is allowed to wear Yankee attire. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Mollie’s name to Samaritan Evergreen Hospice.

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“I love Sweet Home,” Mollie said. “The people are so friendly and I love our lakes and mountains. It’s the best place to live. I have been blessed.”

Mollie Etta Andrews, 95, of Sweet Home, Oregon died Thursday, August 18, at her home. She was born June 30, 1921 in Bend. She grew up in the Fort Rock area.

She married Francis Andrews, and they moved to Dallas before coming to Sweet Home in 1942 when the town was bustling, providing wood for WWII. They raised two children who graduated from Sweet Home High School. Mollie was a faithful Husky sports fan.

Mollie started work for LaRue’s Bakery in 1954. In 1962, she purchased the bakery and, for more than 42 years, she owned and operated Mollie’s Bakery on Main Street, serving up pancakes as big as a Volkswagen tire and hearty hot biscuits slathered with homemade gravy. And there was, of course, cakes and doughnuts that sold out daily. She was once quoted saying, “I love people. Living in Sweet Home, owning the bakery and helping at the senior center. It’s been a great blessing to me.” Mollie and Francis operated the shop together until 1986, when Francis passed away.

Mollie sold the bakery in 2006. She became very active in the senior center. It wasn’t long before she became a board member and treasurer. She loved playing cards, especially Pinochle, and putting together puzzles.

Despite 12-hour work days, she found time for painting. Many of her Western- and Native American-themed paintings could be seen on the walls of the bakery and senior center. She was also an avid Atlanta Braves and Duck football fan.

Mollie is survived by her daughter, Dolores Glover, of Santee, CA; son Roderick Andrews and wife Carol of Sweet Home; seven grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 19 great, great grandchildren, and one great, great, great grandchild. She was preceded in death by husband, Francis, and sister, Rose.

A memorial service will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 27, at Sweet Home High School Husky Field. Per Mollie’s request, please come dressed in sports attire, preferably in Husky, Ducks, or Braves gear. Alex Paul is allowed to wear Yankee attire. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Mollie’s name to Samaritan Evergreen Hospice.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.