Jan 162013

Andy Bratton Kendrick, 85, of Show Low passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center in Show Low. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 o’clock tonight (Jan. 16) at the Owens Livingston Mortuary-White Mountain Chapel, 320 N. Ninth St. in Show Low. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Downtown Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 300 N. 11th St. in Show Low, with a viewing one hour prior to the services. Interment will follow in the Show Low Cemetery.
He was born to the late Robert Henry Andrew and Marcella Leona (Lloyd) Kendrick in Plainview, Ark., on Sept. 16, 1927.
Andy was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean Conflict before being honorably discharged. Following his time in the service he became a member of American Legion Post No. 41 in Monterey, Calif., where he served as post commander for many years.
He moved to the beautiful White Mountains, where he became very involved in the community. He was a member of the Show Low School Board for several years and a Show Low City Council member for 12 years.
He retired from the Show Low Unified School District after 35 years of dedicated service. He was very active in the sports programs, having announced many football games and, most notably, serving as the bus driver for nearly all the out of town sport activities. His devotion to the “community kids” was probably one of the greatest joys Andy found in life and was near to his heart. He was also extremely involved in Special Education and Special Olympics.
A devoted member of the LDS church, he served nearly 15 years with the Genealogy Library and was a temple worker for the Snowflake Temple, a calling he had since the opening of the temple and all the way up until his declining health in 2012.
Survivors include his loving wife, Norma Kendrick of Show Low; two sons, Andy Kendrick Jr. and Ricky Aurther Kendrick, one daughter, Marcella Lynn Kendrick, his grandchildren, Andralee, Meichelle, Michael Bratten, Benjerman and Jacob, his great-grandchildren, Samantha, Isabelle, Aiernna, Liam and Justin, and a great-great-grandchild, Harmony Jewell, all of Show Low; his sister, Elizabeth Sheppard and niece, Tish of Dallas, Texas; and his sister-in-law, Goldean Berry of Show Low.