James (Jim) R Andrews
October 18 1935 - February 16 2016 - Age 81

Jim died peacefully at home on February 16th with his wife and sons by his side.

Jim was born in Burlington Iowa, to Margaret and Leonard Andrews. He graduated from South High School in Minneapolis. He earned his bachelors degree at the University of Minnesota and his Masters and Doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology at Northwestern University. Jim taught at Michigan State University, The University of Oklahoma Medical School and, for thirty years, at Northern Illinois University (NIU) where he was Chair of the Department of Communicative Disorders as well as Director of the Speech and Hearing Clinic. In 2000 he retired and moved to Portland, Oregon, where he taught part-time for eight years in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Portland State University (PSU). He had earned several teaching awards at NIU and was twice honored as "Teacher of the Year" in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at PSU.

Jim edited several professional journals, published many peer reviewed articles and co-authored, with his wife, Mary, "Family Based Treatment in Communicative Disorders: A Systemic Approach." Together, they presented over 150 workshops, based on the model they created, throughout the U.S and Canada.

Jim was a deeply committed professor, a loving father who was actively involved in all aspects of the lives of his children and grandchildren, and a devoted husband. His family, friends and students will always remember his lifelong caring presence and his exceptional sense of humor. He will be deeply missed.

Jim is survived by Mary, his wife of 57 years; son Dave and his wife Sarah; son Tim and his wife Jen; son Mark and his wife Donna; and five grandchildren – Julian (21), Evan (17), Alexander, (12), Eva (11), and Lyllian (5).

A Celebration of Life will be held at the First Unitarian Church of Portland on March 12th, 2016 at 3pm.

Portland, OR (current)
Burlington, IA (birthplace)

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