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Obituary: Hyrum Andrus

Hyrum Andrus (Jane Munday wife line) served as the Genealogical Chairman of the Milo Andrus Family Organization and editor of the Andrus Recorder from 1964-1984. He was also the editor of Trumpeter of God: Fascinating True Stories of the Great Missionary and Colonizer, Milo Andrus published in 1992 and wrote some of its chapters.


Hyrum Leslie Andrus passed away at home in Alpine Utah October 23, 2015. He was born March 12, 1924 to Newton Leslie and Zina Alberta Andrus of Lyman Idaho. He married Helen Mae Hillman March 31, 1949 in the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple.

Hyrum was a dutiful servant and missionary to his God and church, a patriot to his country, a renowned scholar, author, lecturer and teacher with a Doctorate degree from Syracuse University. Hyrum was a loving, caring husband and father.

Hyrum is survived by his loving wife Helen Mae; children: John Leslie Andrus of Elko, Nevada; Richard Milo Andrus of Stansbury Park, Utah; David Hyrum Andrus of Evanston, Wyoming; 16 Grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren; and his sister Nyal Merrell of Orem Utah.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM, Thursday, October 29, 2015 at the Alpine 1st Ward chapel, 890 North Heritage Hills Drive, Alpine, UT 84004. Friends and family may visit at the church from 9:30AM to 10:45AM prior to the services. Interment will be at the Sutton Cemetery in Archer, Idaho.

Obituary reprinted rom The Daily Herald.

What are your memories of Hyrum? Post them below.

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Milo Andrus Day of Service — March 15, 2014


Milo Andrus Day of Service


Milo was Born on March 14, 1814 — How Will You Celebrate His 200th Birthday?

Milo Andrus left a legacy of service. Throughout his life he served his family, church and community.  During the month of March 2014 we encourage you and your family to plan a day of service to benefit your family, church, or community.

Take photos of your service project and share them with the Milo Andrus Family Organization (send them to webmaster@miloandrus.org).  We will include your photos in the next family newsletter.

For Those Who Live in the Salt Lake Area

If you live in the Salt Lake area, join us on Saturday, March 15, 2014, from 9am-12pm at the Andrus Halfway House at This Is The Place Heritage Park (2601 E. Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City, Utah). We have the opportunity to perform spring cleaning and yard work at Milo’s house and other pioneer buildings in the park. Here are the things we will be doing and tools needed:

  • General cleanup along creek and elsewhere (shovels, rakes, hoes, weed whackers, etc.)
  • Repairing fences (hammers, nails, drills, gripper screws, saws, pliers, etc.)
  • Pruning fruit trees (chain saws, limb loppers/pruners)

In addition, you will probably want to bring coats, gloves, hats, etc. as it may be cold.

  • We especially encourage youth ages 12-18 to participate
  • Drinks and snacks will be provided

Please RSVP for this activity by clicking here:  http://whoozin.com/WUF-4AW-X7YG.  Let us know how many people you will be bringing.

Spread the Word! Pass this information on to anyone you think would like to come (kids, grandkids, cousins, etc.).

Questions?    Contact Russ Mathis: phone  (801) 968-3779 or email russm1517@yahoo.com.






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