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Information for Evan Andrew Brewer
26 August, 1910 – 16 May, 1997
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
18 May, 1997
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Evan Andrew Brewer

     Andy Brewer, 86, of Wilder and Boise died May 16, 1997, at a Boise care center.
     Andy was born Aug. 26, 1910, at Seligman, in the Ozark hills of Missouri.  He lived in Missouri until he moved to Wilder at the age of 21.  Soon he met the love of his life, Lillian Osborne, and they were married October 8, 1933.  Their first home was a tent at a Morrison Knudsen construction site where Andy was a cook.  They spent most of their married life in Wilder and that is where they call “home.”
     In the community he was known as the man who could fix or build anything and earned the nickname of “Handy Andy”.  He had a wide variety of jobs in his lifetime.  He cooked, farmed, was a mechanic on oil rigs in
Calif. And Saudi Arabia, and owned the Wilder Repair Shop for many years.
     Andy remained very active, doing repair jobs and tending his large garden, until his first stroke at age 83.  His favorite hobbies were fishing and hunting.  He loved these hobbies not only for the sport but for the fellowship with his friends.  He was also very active in his church and community.  He used his cooking skills often to feed large crowds.  He was a member of the Golden Gate Baptist church
of Wilder, the Masonic Lodge, and the Odd Fellows.
     Andy was preceded in death by a son, Jerry.  He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Bill and Joyce Brewer of Boise; a daughter and son-in-law, Royce and Betty Chigbrow of Meridian; a daughter-in-law, Maureen Brewer of Boise, 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
     Andy will be remembered as a devoted husband, wonderful father, special friend and a man of faith.  His love for God was evident in the way he lived.  He was a very happy man that literally “Whistled While He Worked” and brought fun and energy to any gathering.
     The family suggests memorials to the Golden Gate Baptist Church of Wilder, Idaho 83628.  Friends may call Monday, May 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the golden Gate Baptist church.  Services will be Tuesday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the church.  Private interment will follow in the Wilder
Cemetery.  Services are under the direction of the Chapel of the Chimes in Meridian.


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