Andrea B. Harrison Zeringue (1954 - 2015)

  • "Very saddened if not shocked in the passing of Andrea. I..."
  • "RIP Andrea. So very sorry for your loss Wayne."
    - Coleen Leonard
  • "So Sadened to here of your loss. Andrea holds a special..."
    - Dennis Baim
  • "A truly lovely young woman such a happy hearty. May you..."

Andrea Belle Harrison Zeringue, age 61, died on Sept. 6, 2015, from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in Phoenix, Ariz. Andrea was born on June 22, 1954, in Valdez, Alaska, to Robert Harrison and Fay Day of Dayville, Alaska. Her grandparents were Oma and Andrew Day. She is survived by her husband, Wayne; son, Taylor; daughter, Alexa Zeringue; stepdaughter, Brook Zeringue Brenier; son-in-law, Darin; mother, Fay Day Harrison; brother, Steve Harrison; sister-in-law, Deborah; sister, Cyndi Harrison Hubner; brother-in-law, James; sister, Bonnette Harrison Cooper; brother-in-law, Richard; nephews, John, Cameron, Cale, Harrison and Jameson; nieces, Jenny and Chelsea; granddaughters, Nicole and Emily; Aunt Gloria Day; as well as many cousins, too numerous to name, but loving just the same. After completing high school in Valdez, Andrea attended the University of Arizona in Tempe. Upon returning to Alaska, she was employed by Alyeska and later by ARCO, where she met her husband, Wayne. They raised two beautiful children, Taylor and Alexa. At one period in her adventure seeking life, she embarked on a two-year sailing trip to exotic parts of the world such as the South Pacific, New Zealand, Tahiti, and the Hawaiian Islands. We all enjoyed, and will always remember her sparkling eyes, big smile and bursts of laughter as she shared stories of her life. Andrea enjoyed life to its fullest and shared that zest for life with everyone she was around. You couldn't help but smile and feel good, she had that effect on you. It was a wonderful characteristic, "uniquely Andrea," along with that great ability to "laugh at herself." She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. On Sept. 20, 2015, a Celebration of Life was held on the boats "Alaskan Spirit" and "Glacier Island," and later on the Kelsey Dock, where many friends and relatives gathered who adored and loved Andrea and testified as to what a generous giving spirit she had. "This was truly a gift from God." Family came from Phoenix and Anchorage, Alaska, to reminisce and share their love for Andrea with friends ans relatives of Valdez. It was truly special as so many were life long friends from Old Town where Andrea was born. Her father was one of the casualties longshoring on the dock during the 1964 Good Friday earthquake. Andrea's mother, Fay; sister, Cynthia; and brother, Steve, and their families reside in Valdez, as well as many relatives and close friends, many who grew up here with her.
Published in Anchorage Daily News on Dec. 12, 2015