Miriam (Weeks) Andresen
A celebration of life will be held on July 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at West Seattle Golf Course Banquet Room, 4470 - 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126. Obituary and online guestbook at:www.Howden-Kennedy.com
Miriam B. Andresen
Miriam B. Andresen, 90, died January 9, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was born Jan. 7, 1923 to Edgar and Eva Colcord Weeks in Cardston, Alberta, Canada. She and her twin, Muriel were #13 & #14 in a family of 15 children. When Miriam was young the family moved to Everett, WA and then Marysville, WA. She married her high school sweetheart, Arvid Andresen, June 7, 1941 and they moved to West Seattle where Arvid worked for his father and later as owner of Andresen Chrysler Plymouth. They raised their family there and were very active in the community. Miriam volunteered at the Puget Sound Blood Center, the Seattle Speech & Hearing League, PTA & school activities, cub scouts and along with Arvid took part in the West Seattle Hi-Yu celebrations. She especially enjoyed knitting and taught it in her home for years.
The Andresen home was always open to friends, their children's friends and their large extended family. Many comments about Miriam's life mention her strong family values, warmth and love for everyone (especially children). She was like a second mother or grandmother to many, not only within the family, but also in the community. She was fun-loving and known for her quick wit and sense of humor. Miriam enjoyed entertaining and was an especially gracious hostess! After 68 years in West Seattle, Miriam moved to Yakima to be close to family.
Miriam was preceded in death by her husband, Arvid, June 1986, daughter-in-law, Theresa Andresen, her infant children Larry, Jodi and Craig, and her eight brothers and six sisters. She is survived by her children: Pam (Frank) Hottell of Yakima, Jerry Andresen of Minot, ND & Gary (Kathryn) Andresen of Rio Hondo, TX; grandchildren: Kevin (Gayle) Hottell, Enterprise, AL, Kaylee (Rick) Rehn, Nampa, ID, Todd Hottell, Yakima, WA, Tanya (Rick) MacDermid, Yakima, WA & Tiffany Andresen, Krum, TX; seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren, one sister-in-law, Sadie Weeks and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Miriam's life will be held in Seattle at a later date. The family suggests donations to Alzheimers or Cystic Fibrosis in her name in lieu of flowers.