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Andree’ Louise Jonas Maddox, 82

Andree’ Louise Jonas Maddox, 82, passed away after an extended illness Dec. 24 at NHC Healthcare in McMinnville.

Andree’ was born Aug. 13, 1936 in St. Charles, Mo., and grew up in St. Louis. She later lived in Nashville, and moved to Phoenix, Ariz., at age 18 to attend Arizona State University, where she met and married her former husband, Boyd Maddox, who survives. She lived and worked in Phoenix until 1972, and then moved to Tracy City. She later moved to McMinnville, where she has resided since 1982. Andree’ was preceded in death by parents, Gilbert Francis and Janice Hoxie Jonas; stepmother Mary Louise Jonas; and sister Jil Norman.

Andree’ is survived by her life partner of 53 years Riche Churchill of McMinnville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Tony Jenkins of McMinnville and Lt. Col. Shannon and Lt. Col. James Hughes; two grandchildren, Dustin Morris and Jennifer Fowler-Hobbs; four great-grandchildren, Serenity Nicole Bivens, Donovan Fowler, LeeAnn Hobbs and Serenity Faith Ayers; brother, Jeb Jonas of Baytown, TX; three sisters, Mimi Williams of Bushnell, Fla., Jac Davies of Spokane, WA, and Eden Armatys; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends, Alison Harris, Taylor Pie and Mary Kuc.

Andree’ was the first woman to be hired by and work at the local factory of DeZurik Corporation, and retired from that job after 26 years, shortly before the plant closed. In her early years in Arizona, Andree’ bred and showed basset hounds and won championships with several of her dogs. A life-long horse lover and rider, Andree’ competed in 30- and 50-mile endurance rides, and often finished in the top 10 out of 50 or more riders at race events throughout the state. She was also very active for many years in the local Humane Society, and rescued and re-homed hundreds of abandoned dogs and puppies (and kept quite a few).

Visitation was held Thursday at High Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to HAWC (Helping Animals in Warren County) c/o 169 Paws Trail; McMinnville, TN 37110. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Dec. 28, 2018