Andrea Carol DeLautre VanLondersele, age 74 passed away peacefully on Monday, February 6, 2023. She was surrounded by her loving family.
Born April 2, 1948, in Los Angeles, California, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Raymond DeLautre and Doris Frances Fee DeLautre. Devoted wife to the late Theofiel VanLondersele II, and mother to Michele VanLondersele Green, Kelli McLean, late Dr. Theofiel VanLondersele III, and Sheila Godkin.
Mom adored her four children and eight grandchildren. Andrea had an open-door policy and with her enormous loving heart, willingness to listen and her overwhelming need to feed everyone, she was often seen as a surrogate mother and grandmother to many.
When Andrea’s children were young, the phrase “stay-at-home-mom” didn’t exist. It was typical for women to stay home with the children while their husbands worked. But even by the standards of the era, Andrea was an exceptional wife and mother. She cared deeply for her family. She did this not out of obligation, but because she cherished her role as a wife and mother. Andrea was always the first person to help anyone in need. You could regularly find her volunteering to help her children's activities, which often meant sewing costumes for dance performances, creating sets, or baking. She always made sure that every child who came across her doorstep was safe, healthy, fed, and happy.
Mom will be remembered most for her adventurous spirit. She loved roller coasters, ziplining, dancing, high speed boat rides and snorkeling. Thankfully she was able to fulfill a major bucket list a couple of years ago by swimming with the dolphins.
Andrea is survived by her three daughters Michele (Wayne), Kelli (Shawn), and Sheila, along with her eight grandchildren Diandra, Maximillian, Remington, Dartagnan, Morgan, Treyvon, Kaiden and Graycyn, and her two brothers Raymond (SanDee) and Ronald (Harue). She was preceded in death by her husband Theofiel Bernard VanLondersele II, and son Dr. Theofiel Bernard VanLondersele III.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
1210 17 ½ Road, Fruita, CO 81521
Saturday, April 15th, 2023
Rosary Service 9:30 am, Funeral Service 10:30 am
Light luncheon served afterwards