Andes Ralph Paul Andes Ralph Paul Andes, 66, died Jan. 6, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Hospital surrounded by his wife, family, and friends. There will be no visitation, and a memorial service will be held at Westgate Church of Christ at 2 P.M. on Sat., Jan. 15. He was born June 29, 1944, in Washington D.C. to Paul Andes and Lettie Romer. His father was killed on Leyte Island, and he moved to Texas after the passing of his mother. He was an active member of Westgate Church of Christ in Beaumont for over 30 years. He enjoyed model trains, science fiction, trips to the beach, and he will be most remembered for his infectious laugh. He was happily employed in the Pure Force division of Ecolab International at the time of his passing. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Joan Andes; brother, Bill and Linda Andes; 2 children and their spouses, Paula Keenen Skelton and husband Jerry, William and Robin Keenen, and foster son Donald and Orasa Dreyer; and grandchildren, Jennifer, Adam, Luke, Matthew, Jeremy, William, Reeanna, Stephanie, and Robert, and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Minnie Andes. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Westgate Church of Christ.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Jan. 9, 2011