Andrea Eyre

Andrea EyreAndrea Eyre, beloved daughter and sister, passed away unexpectantly on July 18th, 2021, at the age of 30.

Andrea was born in Ridgecrest, CA to Vince and Vickie Eyre on June 19th, 1991. She attended Burroughs High School and graduated from California Baptist University School of Engineering with a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering. Andrea started working at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division - China Lake when she was 16, and continued working there for many years after graduation. While in school, she participated in engineering competitions (her favorite was the annual Pumpkin Chunkin Trebuchet event), she enjoyed traveling with her roommates and spent time with fellow CBU engineers building water filtration systems in China. After college, Andrea was highly active in STEM educational programs for students in Junior High and High School and supported engineer recruiting events across California for the base.

Andrea was a dedicated dog mom, first and foremost. She treasured her pups, Sadie and Chloe, and loved every crazy moment with them. As a child and teenager, Andrea enjoyed camping with her family and friends, along with fishing in the nearby creeks. Somehow, she always caught the biggest fish every time. She was a Disney fan and tried to visit Disneyland with her friends and family at least twice a year, especially during Christmastime. Andrea could out drive her father and grandfather on the golf course, which led to her playing for BHS and CBU. She liked going on movie dates with her mother and sister, loved spending time with her friends from school and work, was highly competitive at card games and enjoyed frequent “sister trips” filled with endless laughter. She also excelled as an audio tech for RCA and BHS, where she won a state trial and represented California in a National Electronic Media Competition. Andrea liked trying new recipes; most were good, but a few triggered the smoke alarm. As a young adult, she spent many weekends at events across California with the local Ford Mustang Club, showing off her blue “Mustang Sally”.

We are thankful for the many friends, teachers, coaches, teammates, coworkers, club members, religious advisors and family members for making an impact in her life. When you think of Andrea, please celebrate the good memories you have of her. Remember life is short and should be lived to the fullest.

Andrea leaves behind her parents, Vince and Vickie Eyre of Ridgecrest, CA; sister, April (Paul) Nelson of Ridgecrest, CA; loving pets, Chloe and Sadie; uncles, aunts, cousins and many friends.

A private memorial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please hug a loved one… friend or family, it does not matter, just hug them.

Story First Published: 2021-07-30