Aug. 7, 1920--Sept. 29, 2005
OXFORD -- Andrew E. "Andy" Blue, 85, died Thursday (Sept. 29, 2005) at the Holdrege Memorial Homes.
He was born Aug. 7, 1920, in Trenton to Enos and Katherine (Waters) Blue. He was the youngest of 12 children. He graduated from Trenton High School in 1939.
He married Carol Jean Best on Dec. 6, 1948, in Oxford. The couple made their home in Stratton before moving back to Oxford.
He worked at the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in Beaver City, was employed by C.A. Swanson and Herman Obering Gravel Co., was a meat cutter, worked for the City of Oxford and drove a bus of the Oxford Public Schools.
He was a former member of the Oxford Indians baseball team and was a member of the chain gang for the high school football team and the Oxford Volunteer Fire Department.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Aaron Blue; daughter-in-law, Terreen Blue; stepmother, Ida E. Williamson Powell Blue; two brothers, Thomas Blue and Pat Blue and wife, Jessie; eight sisters, Henrietta Kemp and husband, Dewey, Cassie Seybold and husband, Frank, Flo Blue, Florence Chapman and husband, Harve, Velma Felker and husband, Foster, Edna Robb and husband, Roy, Frances Blue and Elsi Hedke and husband, Ray; sister-in-law, Lolita Blue; and stepson, Wallace James Malone.
Survivors include his wife, Carol of Oxford; three sons, Donald Blue and wife, Carol of Klien, Texas, Ronald Blue and wife, Pam of Elkhorn and Curtis Blue and wife, Shirley of Oxford; brother, Roy Blue of Las Vegas, Nev.; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; six step grandchildren; fifteen step great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
He will lie in state Sunday, 1-8 p.m., with a family greeting, 4-5 p.m., at the Mitchell-Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home's new facility on Cornwall Street in Oxford.
Memorials are being accepted in his name.
The Mitchell-Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.