Andrea "Andi" June Larson was born April 30, 1976 in Port Angeles, Washington, the daughter of Lucinda (Collins) Bennett and Randy Larson. She was raised and received her education in Ontario, California; Excelsior Springs, Missouri; Port Angeles, Washington; and graduated from Colton High School, Colton, Oregon. She went on to study Industrial Design at The Art Institute of Seattle.
It was at the Art Institute she met and later married Drew Bender on Oct. 1, 1998 in Washington. Following their marriage, they resided in Renton, Washington, and were blessed with two children. They later divorced.
Andi has since made her home in the PNW and has been busy painting the towns with youngest daughter River by her side.
Andi was an artist, having been skilled in painting window scenes during the holiday seasons, wall murals Native Drums, acrylic painting on canvas, tattoos and even a demo car and a VW Bus. She was also an accomplished cook and baker.
She was very active in her communities including the Zenith School of Metaphisical Studies, Quileute Tribe of La Push, Washington and Spirit Guide for Midgaurd’s Borrow Kindred in Longview, Washington.
Among her special interests, she enjoyed her art, her little farm, music, travel, camping and mushroom hunting.
She is survived by her parents Lucinda (Collins) and Randi Bennett of Port Angeles, Washington and Randy and Tammy Larson of Scotts Mills, Oregon; three children Kyren Bender of Portland, Oregon, Amanie Bender of Portland, Oregon and River Larson of Clatskanie, Oregon; three sisters Charline (Dan) Williams of Silverton, Oregon, Jamie (Patience) Craven of Hillsboro, Oregon and Rikki Graniel of Hillsboro, Oregon; three brothers Brandon (Jacqueline) Craven of North Carolina, Randy Lee Larson of Scotts Mills, Oregon and Joseph Bennett of Port Angeles, Washington; her grandparents Mary June White of Sequim, Washington and James Collins of Ontario, California; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family suggests that remembrances may be contributed to the Andi Memorial Fund to assist her daughter, River Larson to travel to Washington D.C. (“@riverboatDC1” On the Venmo App) in her memory.
Friends and family gathered to say goodbye in both Clatskanie and Vernonia on November 20, 2019.