Andrew (Andy) Christian Bohrnsen passed away at his home in Goodyear, Arizona, on April 4 of this year. Andy was born on April 12, 1949, in Spokane, but he was raised in Hoquiam, Washington, where his dad was Superintendent of Schools and his mom was a teacher. He was a straight-A student and a standout athlete in football, wrestling and golf. Andy graduated from the University of Washington in 1971 (magna cum laude) and remained a Husky fan and booster for the rest of his life. He graduated from the Gonzaga School of Law (magna cum laude) and passed the Washington State Bar in 1974. Andy then embarked on one of the busiest and most successful careers any lawyer could aspire to. He tried over a hundred jury trials, in state and federals courts, to verdict — a remarkable achievement for any lawyer, by any measure. He argued 75 appeals in various state and federal courts of appeal. Again, a remarkable achievement for any lawyer in any era. Andy was a competitor. He was a fighter. He was a partner in the Spokane firm of Bohrnsen, Stocker, Smith, Luciani, Adamson at the time of his passing.
One of the greatest, if not the greatest star in Andy’s life was his wife Lynn. Her care and devotion to him were more than a source of comfort. She inspired him. She truly walked with him until the end. Andy had a deep spiritual side. His good psychology was usually also good theology.
Andy is survived by a loving family that remained important to him, including his wife Lynn, his sons Kevin, Christian, Matthew and Michael, and his daughter Ann. He is also survived by his brother John and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Andy’s passing has left a big void in many of our lives.
A memorial service will be held at Hennessy Funeral Home in Spokane, Washington on May 4, at 11 a.m.