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ANDREWS, KATHERINE "Katie" Katherine "Katie" Andrews passed away unexpectedly March 9, 2010. She was a devout Christian and avid athlete. She died of natural causes while swimming at the La Jolla Cove, she was 45 years old. Born in Fresno, CA, Katie was a graduate of UC Davis and Chapman University. Her work in non-profit fundraising led to positions at the Shiley Eye Center-UCSD, the Whittier Institute for Diabetes and many other health and faith based charities. A devoted volunteer, she was also an active member of Pacific Hope Church and previously Horizon Christian Fellowship and Kaleo Church. Katie was a 22 year cancer survivor and the first successful recipient of a self donated bone marrow transplant at Stanford University Hospital in 1989. She is predeceased by her dearly loved Father, Richard D. Andrews of Fresno, grandparents Charles and Arlee Delk of La Jolla and Chester and Vera Andrews of Fresno. She is survived by her mother Mary A. Delk of Fresno, brother R. David Andrews, sisters Beth Stambach and Kristan Andrews, four nieces, one nephew, a large extended family, many friends and a loving spiritual community. Services will be held March 15th, at Pacific Hope Church 11:30 a.m. and reception following at The Thursday Club. A memorial will be held in Fresno on March 27th. Remembrances in her name may be sent to the National Marrow Donor Program, 3001 Broadway St. N.E. Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55413 or to Pacific Hope Church, 3550 Afton Road, San Diego, CA 92123.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Mar. 16, 2010
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