Andy Havens passed from this world on Oct. 25 in Pagosa Springs, Colo. Andy was born on Aug. 10, 1946, in Chromo, Colo., to Fitzhugh T. Havens Sr. and Margaret J. Young Havens. He was the youngest of five children: sisters JoAnn Bamrick (deceased) and Kay Havens, of Spokane, Wash.; brothers Fitzhugh T. Havens Jr., of Golden Valley, Ariz., and Walter G. Havens (deceased).
Andy married Sharon B. Washington and became father to Leandra K. Havens, of Pagosa Springs, Colo., and John A Havens, of Noble, Okla. He was uncle Andy to eight, grandfather to seven, great-grandfather to 12 and great-uncle to 15.
He grew up in Chromo and attended school in Pagosa Springs. Later, he was in the U.S. Navy and was stationed aboard the U.S.S. Coral Sea. Andy was a “Jack-of-all-trades,” but loved operating the front-end loader the most. He loved to fish, listen to country western music and have a good time with family and friends. He dearly loved his family and friends and just life in the beauty of this place. He will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.
There will be no services, but as he wanted, there will be a “Celebration of Life” picnic in his name next summer, details to follow. “Dad, no one will miss you more than I. Love you always, George.”