Catherine Virginia Jones Andrew

Catherine Virginia Andrew
Catherine Virginia Andrew

Catherine Virginia Jones Andrew, 79, of Amarillo, TX passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019.

Services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 9, 2019, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Howard K. Batson officiating.  Burial will follow at Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Cathy was born September 6, 1939, in Bartlesville, OK to Herbert H. and Virginia (Burnett) Jones.  She graduated from Cushing High School in 1957.  She continued her education for two years at Oklahoma State University and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from West Texas State University.

Cathy taught twenty-nine years in the Amarillo Independent School District.  She taught social studies at Travis Junior High and Amarillo High School.  She also was the social studies department chairman at Amarillo High School.

Cathy was a long-time member of First Baptist Church.  She was a member and Sunday school teacher for the Middle Class department, and chairman of the audio-visual library.  She was a tutor for adult reading and writing through the Amarillo Baptist Association Literary Missions.  She also was a HOSTS tutor, and a community representative for the Headstart Policy Council Region XVI.

Cathy met her husband of sixty years, Bob Andrew, through Bob’s brother, Bruce Andrew.  They had two daughters, Lisa Schlenker (David) and Linda York (Sean).  Cathy had seven grandchildren, Jennifer (Adam) Schlenker Bonner, Jacob Schlenker, Mason Schlenker, Robert York and Allie Hoppe, McKinney York, Dallas (Emily) York, and Justin (Cinamon) York.  She had one great-granddaughter, Emery Rose Bonner.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 8, 2019, at the funeral home.

9 Replies to “Catherine Virginia Jones Andrew”

  1. Our hearts hurt for this family. There is nothing harder than losing a parent. Prayers for Linda & Sean and the entire family.

  2. Linda, Sean and family,
    So sorry for your loss of your mother. I didn’t ever have the opportunity to meet her, but know that she must have been a really sweet lady because I do know you, Linda and what a nice daughter. May our God of grace and peace bring you comfort in the months to come. I know all your wonderful memories will fill your hearts in time. Our prayers and God’s blessings.

    Love, Chris & Nedra

  3. Cathy was so sweet, loving and kind to everyone. She was very special to me and I loved her very much. We connected immediately and I always looked for her first in Sunday School to get my hug and that sweet smile. I’m so glad I took an extra chance on Sunday to hug her neck at the end of Sunday School and tell her I love you. That gives me such peace. You will be missed greatly Mrs Cathy. We will all watch out for Bob. Would so love to be in on your conversations with those you taught us about in SS.

  4. Mrs. Andrew was my Government teacher at Amarillo High. She knew more about more American politics in the Reagan Revolution than anyone. I loved her class so much that I spent the next three decades teaching Government at Caprock. Many times I was fortunate to get to work with Mrs. Andrew on various AISD Social Studies committees. She was a real pro always looking out for practical curriculum for both students and teachers.
    I also would see her and Mr. Andrew at church. She was always quietly working in areas like the media library. God, thank you for Mrs. Andrew and her big impact on my life. Please give grace and comfort to her family.

  5. My heart still hurts knowing how much I will miss her! I was blessed to have her as a friend! She was always giving of her time to do for others. Bob we are always here for you! Love you❤️

    Angela Lee

  6. We so loved Cathy. I even had her as a teacher many years ago at AHS! Such a sweet lady and she sure loved the Lord! To think of her in Heaven today brings joy to these hard days. Much love and many prayers for all of you. ❤️

  7. My brother, Steve, wrote a song many years ago when our mom passed away – and the chorus of that song certainly applies here: “Heaven just got a whole lot sweeter. When you get there, make sure that you meet her!”

  8. Lisa and Linda,

    My condolences to you all on the loss of your Mother. She was a wonderful person who was always kind and supportive during my teaching years at Amarillo High School.

    1. Mr. Mitch!! How she loved you and all her teacher friends!! Thank you for remembering us because we will always remember you for your kindness as well.

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