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Andrea Jean (Straus) Mead September 24, 1985 - September 1, 2013
Andrea Jean Mead, 27, of Granby, Colorado, passed away at her home on Sunday, September 1, 2013, surrounded by her loving family, friends and neighbors after a courageous six-month battle with Melanoma. She grew up in Beal City, Michigan, graduating high school in 2003. Andrea attended Delta College and later transferred to Ferris State University, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in recreational management. She then moved to Granby, Colorado after accepting a position at Snow Mountain Ranch, YMCA of the Rockies, where she was loved by hundreds of staff and volunteers. This is also where she met her husband, William (Billy) Mead. They married in 2009 and gave birth to their beautiful daughter, Brooke Jean, on May 14, 2012. Andrea was very dedicated to the continuous care and development of Baby Brooke and enjoyed the outdoors, sports, camping, family and cooking.
Andrea is survived by her husband Billy, and their 15 month-old daughter, Brooke, of Granby; her parents Allan and Sandra Straus of Beal City, Michigan; brother Jeremy (Tiffany) Straus of Florence, South Carolina; brother Jonathon (Sara) Straus and their son Eli of Lake Isabella, Michigan; in-laws William and Richie Mead of Kremmling and sister-in-law Michelle (Paul) Romero also of Kremmling. Predeceasing her in death are maternal grandparents Richard and Marion Cook; paternal grandparents Gerald and Katherine Straus; maternal great-grandparents Orves and Gilda Cook; and uncle Anthony (Tony) Straus.
A memorial service will be at Snow Mountain Ranch's Columbine Point outdoor chapel in Granby, Colorado, on Friday, September 6th at 6:00 pm. On Sunday, September 8th at 4:00 pm, Andrea will be memorialized at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Beal City, Michigan. Per Andrea's wishes, a private inurnment will take place in Michigan at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the "Hope and Courage" benefit fund set up for Baby Brooke, in care of Billy Mead P.O. Box 2411, Granby, CO 80446.
Friday, September 6th, 2013 6:00pm, Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA of the Rockies
Our thoughts an prayers go out to the Mead & Staus families in this time of their great loss. May God be with you in the days ahead. You will be in our prayers always.
Melvin & Geneva Conn Sep 6 2013 12:00 AM
Like many others, since Billy has been our "other son" for years, Andrea became another "daughter" when the two became one as Mr. & Mrs. Mead. Her light will shine long after the light of these candles are extinguished. We love her ever and will share again with her in the Light of the One who is the Giver of Life Eternal for which there are no words for us to describe. You have traveled on angel wings home to the Father. You have been a blessing in our life and the lives of many, and have left cherished foot prints on our hearts.
Sam & Marilynn Wilson Sep 4 2013 12:00 AM
Our hearts go out the Mead and Strauss families. May god be with you during your time of sorrow.
Art & Margaret DeLorenzo Sep 4 2013 12:00 AM
Our hearts are broken as we loved Andrea too. She will be missed but never forgotten.
Kacey and Kathy Cheasebro Sep 4 2013 12:00 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May you rest in peace.
Jeff Browne Sep 4 2013 12:00 AM
I am deeply saddened by your tragic loss. My prayers will be with your family.
William Wilcox - Otis Elevator Sep 4 2013 12:00 AM
We would like to send our prayers to all of Andrea's family. We can not express our sorrow and will keep you in our hearts. We all had the pleasure of working with Andrea from time to time and will miss her bright smiling face. With sincere sympathy...
Cindy Meyer and the entire Food Service Department Sep 4 2013 12:00 AM
We are Shelbie Markley's parents; we have been and will continue to remember your family in our prayers. There are no words to express our sadness for you. Our hearts go out to you.
Gary and Joan Shrader Sep 3 2013 12:00 AM
Prayers for all the family and friends who loved this beautiful young lady. I loved watching her play volleyball at Beal City. The most powerful hitter I have ever seen!
Diane Fussman Sep 3 2013 12:00 AM