ASTORIA - Seaview resident Darlene A. Andrews, 67, died Jan. 11, 2006, in Astoria. The daughter of Vernon and Bertha (Vahala) Halvorson, she was born July 30, 1938, in Longview. She grew up in the Longview-Kelso area and was a 1956 graduate of Kelso High School.
She married David Sweet and they lived on the banks of the Coweeman River in Kelso. She was a wife, mother and homemaker and assisted her husband in several business interests including gold mining in Alaska. The couple later divorced. Mr. Sweet died in May 2005.
In 1988 she moved to Seaview and on Oct. 13, 1989, she married Gene Andrews. She worked as a clerk at Sid's Market in Seaview until illness forced her retirement.
Mrs. Andrews was a former member of the Kelso Elks. A woman of many talents and interests, she enjoyed music and dancing, cooking, traveling and vacations, skiing, shopping, flower gardening, clam digging and hunting. Blessed with a wonderful sense of humor, she enjoyed many friendships, lived life to the fullest and was highly thought of by her family and friends.
Survivors include her husband Gene Andrews of Seaview, sons Dayne Sweet of Kalama and Dru Sweet of Kelso; a sister Karen Halvorson of Long Beach; stepdaughters Jinita Andews of Boise, Idaho and Khristy McRoberts of LaCenter; three grandchildren and other members of her extended family.
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date and will be announced. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, attention memorials, 2120 First Avenue N., Seattle, WA 98109. Cremation arrangements by Penttila's Chapel by The Sea, Long Beach.