Selma Louise Reese Andrews


"For God so loved the world that He gave His only uniquely-born Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." (Jn 3:16). On Saturday, July 13, 2019, Selma Louise Reese Andrews departed to be with her Lord and Savior.
Louise was born to Harry Alpha Reese of Colgate, Oklahoma and Selma Pauline Silkburg Anderson on September 3, 1921 on Sylvania, Avenue in Fort Worth, Texas. Louise became a Christian at age 14, at River Oaks Church of Christ where Rev. Willard Morrow was pastor. She graduated with honors from Riverside High School May 1939 then finished her nurse's training at then-named City County Hospital (now John Peter Smith) in Fort Worth. She entered the military as a Red Cross Nurse in 1943. She was in post-operative surgery and served with the 140th Evacuation Hospital in the field in Germany with additional time in Boston and Ft Sam Houston in San Antonio. She met the love of her life, Lt. Robert Parker Andrews (Andy) from Camden, Alabama, on a blind date at Ft. Polk, Louisiana, in 1943. Louise and Andy were both then shipped overseas to Germany and remained on active duty until WWII was over. They married at 331 Grace St, in Ft Worth on January 26, 1946, and then lived in Auburn, Alabama, where Andy resumed and completed his aeronautical engineering degree. Andy then became an employee at what was later named General Dynamics (now Lockheed) in Ft. Worth. Andy and Louise travelled extensively and eventually established permanent residence in Parker County at what is now Hudson Oaks, 5 miles east of Weatherford. They raised 3 children, 2 girls and a boy. Louise is predeceased by her husband Andy (12/08/07) and only son, Reese Parker Andrews (03/02/2013). She is survived by her two daughters, Rebecca Allyn Andrews of Conroe, TX and Jennifer Andrews Chesney of Hudson Oaks. Grandchildren include Gini's: Stephen Chesney, Rebecca Chesney, Hannah Chesney and Sara Chesney Clark (Bobby) plus 2 great grandchildren, Ross and Ellie (the Clarks all in Weatherford). Reese's children include Parker, Payton and Annaleigh Andrews, plus Reese's widow Carolyn Pennebaker Andrews, all of Nacogdoches, TX.
Burial will be at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas at 11:00 am on Friday, July 19th with services handled by Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in Weatherford at 817-594-2747.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice in Louise's memory.
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Lori Simpson
Aug 09, 2019
I had the privalege of taking care of Louise at Martin Crest Assisted Living. Louise was a lovely woman and a joy to be around. My deepest condolences to Jenny and the entire Andrews' family.
Karen Nichols
Jul 17, 2019
Louise is now face to face with her Lord in a place of no more sorrows and not more pain and enjoying her reunion with family and loved ones! What a glorious time for her!