Andy Grimes

Andy Grimes



Andy J. Grimes, 86, of San Rafael, Calif., formerly of West Union, died Saturday, June 9, 2018, at home with his family at his bedside.

At his request, there were no services.

Andy was born March 8, 1932, to Andy Sr. and Aloe Grimes in West Union. 

He grew up in rural West Union, attending and graduating from West Union High School in 1950.

He later went to California, where he enlisted in the United States Navy during the Korean War.

Andy moved to Marin County, Calif., where he had a few jobs here and there, until one summer he was offered a job with the Sausalito Police Department by his cousin’s husband, who happened to be the chief at the time. When summer was over, Andy was hired on in San Anselmo, Calif. 

On March 5, 1961, he married Kathy Winding in San Rafael, Calif. They became the parents of two children, Polly and Andy III.

In 1963, Andy left Anselmo and joined the Fairfax [Calif.] Police Department, where he retired in 1987.

True 49ers football fans, Andy and Kathy spent many years tailgating and going to games. Andy enjoyed so much the beautiful Pacific Ocean and spent a lot of time camping at different places.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kathy, of San Rafael, Calif.; a daughter, Polly (Kevin) Short of Cordelia, Calif.; a son, Andy Grimes III of San Rafael, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Andy Grimes Sr.; his mother, Aloe Frisbie Grimes; and brothers Haldain, Elvin and Gary Grimes.

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