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Pauline Garza Andrew

September 20, 1934 — March 8, 2024

Silk Hope

A loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Pauline Garza Andrew passed away peacefully, at home, on March 8, 2024, with her six children by her side. She was born on September 20, 1934, in Poth, Texas, the daughter of Cristino and Rosa Sauceda Garza, deceased.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Rader Andrew; sisters Nora Altamirano (Alfred), Sara Garza, and Andrea Garza; and sons-in-law, John F. Clayton and Russell Thomas.

Pauline is survived by her children: Judy Cobb (Roger), Carmen Woody (Charles), Carol Thomas, Paula Davis (Gary), Lori Brewer (Jack) and Bryan Andrew; 8 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, Cristino Garza, Jr. (Connie) and a sister, Rose Hedges, of Texas, along with many nieces and nephews.

Pauline grew up in San Antonio, Texas and treasured her Texas roots. She was a homemaker for many years, as she raised her children.  Later, she worked in textiles, including several years at Boling Chair in Siler City. Pauline enjoyed travel, flower gardening, music, antiques, and quilts. She will be remembered for her generous heart, laughter, and loving spirit.

Special thanks to Dr. Kyle Jon Melvin and the UNC Hospice Team. The family also thanks the Silk Hope Emergency Responders for their assistance.

A funeral service is scheduled for 2:00PM on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at South Fork Friends Church, with Daniel Thames and Andrew Needham officiating, burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive visitors following the service, in the church fellowship hall, and other times at the residence.  

In memory of Pauline, you are invited to plant something that will bloom in your landscape for years to come. Memorials may be made to The Assistance Fund/Parkinson’s, 8427 Southpark Circle Suite 100, Orlando, FL  32819.

Smith & Buckner funeral home is assisting the Andrew family.

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