LAZANIS, Andrea Elizabeth "Andee" (Age 63) Of Spokane Valley, WA passed away on November 4th, 2013. Andrea was born September 29, 1950 in Heidelberg, Germany to Robert W. Downs and Betty J. Harper (Downs) Davis. Andrea grew up in Spokane, attended West Valley High School and married the love of her life Nicholas Lazanis in 1973. Andrea worked most of her adult life as a very successful sales professional. She especially enjoyed time with her family during the holidays, sitting poolside and swimming at her home, and spending time at the Oregon Coast. She was very passionate about planting flowers as well as spending quality time with her grandchildren that she adored immensely. She is survived by her loving husband Nick, her two sons Jay Lazanis and Tony Lazanis Jr., her brother Bill Downs, her sisters-in-law: Tracey Downs, Rose Lazanis and Eileen Lazanis, her brother-in-law Paul Lazanis Sr. and her daughter-in-law Megan Lazanis. She is also survived by her father-in-law Tony Lazanis Sr., multiple nieces and nephews: Bobby Downs, Tonette Lazanis, Paul Lazanis Jr. and Ramona Higashi and her beloved grandchildren Aaron Durazo Lazanis and Kohl Lazanis. As well as the Durazo family, numerous, special family members on the East Coast such as her Aunt Pat and Uncle Gordon and many close friends of the family. She is preceded in death by her father, mother, sister Regina Downs and mother-in-law Ruth Lazanis. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, November 13th at 1pm at Heritage Chapel, reception to follow. Donations can be made to Higher Ground Animal Sanctuary, 16602 N. Day Mt. Spokane Rd., Mead, WA 99021, 509-869-4436.
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Heritage Funeral Home
508 North Government Way
Spokane, WA 99224
Published in Spokesman-Review on Nov. 10, 2013