Andy Columbro: Owner of Edmonds’ Reliable Floor Coverings was an avid golfer

Andy Columbro
July 9, 1935 – July 17, 2022

Andy passed away peacefully on July 17th at the age of 87.

He was born in Seattle, a graduate of Garfield High School and attended Seattle University where he met the love of his life, Karen. They were married for 63 years until her death in 2020. They lived in Edmonds for over 60 years where they raised their 4 children.

Andy was the owner of Reliable Floor Coverings in Edmonds.

An avid golfer, with long-time memberships at Inglewood Golf Club and Bermuda Dunes Country Club in Palm Desert CA, where they spent their retirement years as snowbirds.

Andy was preceded in death by his wife Karen.

He is survived by his children: Kim Wahl (Brick), Kevin Columbro, Kathy Shovlin (Joe) and Kris Nelson (Craig), 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

There will be a Celebration of Life service on Thursday, July 28 at 1:30 pm at the Inglewood Golf Club in Kenmore, WA

Donations in Andy’s memory can be made to:

First Tee at

or to

American Lake Veterans Golf Course.

  1. We have associated with Andy and Karen since 1963 when we returned to Edmonds from our military assignment. Andy was an active member of the Edmonds Jaycees and helped sponsor the Edmonds Warriors semi-professional football team in the 1960’s. His involvements were noteworthy in our community. He was a highly ethical business owner which led us to having Reliable Floor Coverings provide the first carpets in our home. Golfing with Andy was an enjoyable event, but exceptionally challenging and competitive, especially when we teamed up in several charitable golf tournaments. Andy had a smile that was contagious to those around him. He is not with us physically, but his spirit will be with us always.

  2. Andy and Karen were in my medical practice for almost 30 years. Not only were they wonderful people and a wonderful couple, but the closeness of the generations of Columbros from their children to grandchildren to great grandchildren was a wonderful thing to see. It is so rare in today’s world where families are not as close as families could or should be. Karen and Andy, please enjoy playing that 19th hole!

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