Andrea Middleton-Lee 41, Belmond, died unexpectedly at her home on March 21, 2021. Services were held March 27 at Ewing Funeral Home.
Andrea Claire, daughter of Marc and Nancy Middleton, was born Jan. 16, 1980 in Belmond. She grew up in Belmond and graduated from Belmond-Klemme High School in 1998. During high school she participated in softball, volleyball and the marching band as a flag girl.
After graduation Andrea worked at one of the local flower shops as a floral designer. She then moved to South Carolina where she helped raise two of her favorite boys, Daniel and Ricky Lee. Andrea also worked at a flower shop while in South Carolina.
In November 2001, daughter Kaytlynn Nancy made her appearance. When Kaytlynn was about three years old they moved back to Belmond. Andrea wanted to raise her little girl closer to family.
It didn’t take long for Andrea to create a nice, simple life for her and her daughter: playing at the park, learning to ride tricycles and bicycles, visiting grandpa and grandma, visiting aunts, uncles and cousins, and spending as much time with other family as they could.
As Kaytlynn became more involved in things, Andrea would attend her activities with a smile from ear to ear. Andrea also loved being around two more of “her boys” during this time: Jacob and Ethan Beasley.
In March 2013 Andrea brought a second daughter into this world, Arabella Ann. Andrea and Arabella had to be separated for a short time after she was born, but while Andrea was recovering, grandma, Aunt Kiki, and Sissy were by Bella’s side. When they were reunited, it was as if those days hadn’t passed. Bella was glued to her mom’s hip. Bella would visit grandma and grandpa or other family, and when she was ready to go home she would let them know she just wanted to go home to see her mom.
Andrea had a love for animals. She had her “fur babies” Remi, Bear and Tommy. Andrea always enjoyed being around animals.
Andrea’s greatest joy was her family and friends. In more recent years she would spend quiet nights with her friend Tracy and her son Bradon watching movies. She met Tracy at the elementary school and they became the best of friends.
Andrea is survived by her daughters Kaytlynn Nancy Lee and Arabella Ann Thompson of Belmond; her mother Nancy Middleton of Belmond; her sister Nicole McMurray of Belmond and her partner Pat McCormick of Clarion; her nieces and nephews Christian McMurray and girlfriend Kacie of Ames, and Addison Mc-Murray, Hutchison McMurray and Nevi McMurray, all of Belmond; aunts and uncles Charles and Jean Peil of Belmond, Patti Dull of Tucson, AZ, Ted Smith of Mountain Home, AR, Tom Middleton of Lakewood, CO, Ron and Cheryl Middleton of Belmond, and Rosemary Middleton of Belmond; cousins Steve and Julie Peil and family of Belmond, Teri Julian and family of Hoquiam, WA, Stacy Dodson and family of Portland, OR, Richard and Tiffany Middleton and family of Arvada, CO, and Lee and Vicki Wilkerson of Golden, CO; and “her boys” Ricky and Daniel Lee, and Jacob and Ethan Beasley.
Andrea was preceded in death by her father Marc Middleton; her grandparents Donald and Lila Smith, and Richard and Alberta Middleton; her uncle Tom Dull; and her cousin Alec Jullian.