Andrew Charles Skovran

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Andrew Charles
(Age 65)
(1946 ~ 2011)

Andy Skovran passed away of natural causes April 27, 2011, at his family home in Spokane, WA.
Andy was born in Bismarck, ND, attended Assumption Abbey in Richardton, ND, and graduated with a BA from St. Martin's in Olympia, WA. He then joined the Air Force which became a source of great pride and satisfaction. He retired after 20 years of service as a Master Navigator on B-52s and as one of the last crew members to sit Nuclear Alert in the final years of the cold war.
After military retirement, Andy turned his efforts and energy to working with the Inland Northwest Council of Boy Scouts of America, where he was commissioner for many years. He was an active member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, as well as SCOPE (Spokane County Orienting Policing Efforts). He encouraged community participation and was a ready volunteer for his many interests.
Words to describe Andy include: Loving, Honest, Faithful, Reliable, Cheerful and Gregarious. He saw the good in everybody. He will be missed by so many.
Andy leaves his wife of 32 years, Joyce K. Skovran (Larson), son, Major (select) Drew Skovran of Abilene, TX, and daughter, Amanda Skovran of Renton, WA. He is also survived by sisters, Elizabeth Hansen of Sparks, NV, Sharon Heil of Chewelah, WA, sister-in-law, Darlene Skovran of Burnsville, MN and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death is his much admired older brother, John T. Skovran and parents Helen Mae (McCollough) and Andrew John Skovran.
In lieu of flowers, the family invites memorials to be made to the Inland Northwest Council Boy Scouts of America (W. 411 Boy Scout Way, Spokane, WA 99201) or St. Luke Lutheran Church (9706 N. Division St., Spokane, WA 99218). Memorial Service will be held on May 7, 2011 at 12 Noon at St. Luke with a reception to follow. Please visit Andrew's on-line memorial at Arrangements entrusted to:


Published in Spokesman-Review from May 4 to May 5, 2011
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