Yucaipa, California resident, Oliver Scott Andrews, 39, passed away July 26, 2011.
Oliver was born July 20, 1972, in Mesa, Arizona, to Gerald and Lorraine Andrews. He is survived by his parents, his wife, Julie Morter-Andrews and his three siblings: twin sister, Cassaundra and older brothers, Gerald and Benjamin.
Oliver was passionate about life. In each phase of his life he pursued and captured his goals.
As a kid, there was no stopping Oliver from mastering Pong, jumping off the roof, or building a impenetrable fort out of sheets and sofa cushions. He was a super hero! Wonder Twin Powers ACTIVATE!
As a teenager, he made it a goal to become a cyclist. To earn money to buy a professional bicycle and gear, Oliver worked a part-time job at the Tartan in Redlands. However, Oliver was never a person to wait around for a dream, aka he was impatient. He hounded his parents for the rest of the money and bought his yellow Raleigh touring bicycle. He trained and won 3rd place in a Redlands Bicycle Classic Race.
After High School, Oliver wanted to do something with his life. At age 19, he joined the United States Army, became a light wheel mechanic and served in Desert Storm. During his service, he met his wonderful wife, Julie. They met and married in the same week. But don't mistake spontaneity for making fool hearty decisions. Even though he jumped in heart first, Oliver and Julie celebrated their 19th anniversary on July 25th.
After his military service, Oliver earned his Computer Sciences degree from Crafton Hills College. He went on to become a Systems Analyst for San Bernardino County.
Everyone who knew Oliver will miss his smile, his boisterous personality, his sarcastic sense of humor, his clear cut views on any topic, and his devotion to friends, family and country.
We will especially miss him during the upcoming Presidential election and he will definitely be missed if the "zombie apocalypse" happens. Only Oliver would have had the ability to make us laugh during both situations.
Visitation, Thursday, August 4, 2011, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at Weaver Hughes Mortuary, 33629 Yucaipa Blvd, Yucaipa, California 92399. Graveside service, Friday, August 5, 2011, at 11:30 AM, Riverside National Cemetery, Staging Area #3, 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, California 92518.
Condolences may be sent to 34428 Yucaipa Blvd. Ste. E #213, Yucaipa, California 92399. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Oliver's name to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Arrangements were entrusted to Weaver Hughes Mortuary, Yucaipa, CA.