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Margaret L. McAndrew

Artist, Margaret Love McAndrew,

completed her masterpiece on November 5, 2012, in the presence of family. Born on March 7, 1942, to Ella and Warren Love, Margaret began her journey of craftsmanship in the small farming town of Garfield where she was one of six witty and God-loving children. Her ability to appreciate artistic values and qualities grew from years spent amongst the barns, farms, rolling hills and local churches of the Palouse. Her siblings, Celia (Gordon dec.) Hartley, Kerman (Holly) Love, Velma (Herb) Johnson, Cheryl (Ed) Allender, and Anita (Bob) Allison, remained close throughout life and will miss their adventurous and loving sister.

A graduate of Washington State University ('64) and the University of Washington ('69), Margaret continued contributing and refining her skills and abilities in the arts and education through her professional and personal involvements. She worked in advertising in San Francisco before returning to the state of Washington to teach art to students of King's High School, and schools in the Enumclaw and Edmonds School Districts. Her participation in the Northwest Watercolor Association, Steven's Hospital Auxiliary, Edmonds artist in residence program, Maplewood School in the Edmonds School District, Washington State Alumni Association, Edmonds Art Festival, Edmonds Methodist Food Bank, Caddies 4 Cure, Washington Growers Association, Celilo Vineyard, Klahaya Swim and Tennis, and Snohomish County bird rescue are glimpses into the multi-faceted interests of this special woman.

Prior to her passing, Margaret built an art studio where she intended to let her inner "Grandma Moses" carry her into a period where the ease of hand, natural grace of the brush and the richness of heritage and experience would flow upon new canvases. Her true masterpiece of life, however, transcends the limitations of a canvas, for it is Margaret's qualification for admission into the great membership of heaven that is without doubt her finest achievement. It is with fondness, laughter and love, therefore, that her family and friends retain the memories and moments shared with her.

Margaret was an incredibly good piece of creative work and her children are privileged to have known her as "Mom". She leaves behind her children Lisa (Justin) Marquart, Warren (Rebecca) McAndrew, Julie McAndrew, Cheryl (Peter) Scott, and Laura (Justin) Sleasman; and eight grandchildren. Her loved ones rejoice in knowing that she is now reunited with her husband, the late Dr. William E. McAndrew, and others who have gone ahead to be with their heavenly Father.

A celebration of Margaret's life will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday (November 14th) at Edmonds United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Research.
Published in The Seattle Times from Nov. 10 to Nov. 11, 2012
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