Obituary: Hyrum Andrus

February 13, 2016

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.

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Obituary: Brent Wakeman

July 17, 2012

Brenton “Brent” H. Wakeman (Jane Munday wifeline), 71, of Nampa, Idaho, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, July 15th, 2012, surrounded by family. Death came from complications due to heart and kidney failure.

Brent was born June 8, 1941, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Herman and Verda Andrus Wakeman and spent a happy childhood on a ranch in Grays Lake, Idaho, which always remained dear to his heart.

While attending Soda Springs High School, Brent contributed to the Football team, Track and Field, and the Band. He continued his education at Carbon Jr. College in Price, Utah, where he played football. He then received a Bachelors Degree of Business Management at the University of Utah in SLC, Utah.

Brent spent his life with his high school sweetheart, Caroline Yost of Bancroft, Idaho. They recently celebrated 52 years of marriage, having been sealed in the LDS Salt Lake City Temple.

Following college, Brent began work with the Coleman Company, managing factories in Cedar City, Utah, and Wichita, Kansas. He then engineered and put into operation his own sewing factories in Soda Springs, Idaho, Canby, Oregon, and Salem, Oregon. He retired in Nampa, Idaho.

Brent’s life was filled with travel, having visited all fifty United States, as well as having extensively toured Europe. He and Caroline also visited all 40 County Seats of Idaho in one summer, an accomplishment which they enjoyed very much. He was a great outdoorsman, enjoying camping, fishing, hunting and RV’ing.

Brent belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, most recently a member of the Nampa 35th Ward. He loved to give service in quiet, unpretentious ways and generously donated of his means.

He was a man of few words, yet being gifted with a brilliant mind, his well-chosen words showed great insight and thoughts which ran deeply.

Brent is survived in death by his beloved wife, Caroline; four daughters, Wendy Lynne (Rod) Peatross of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Leslie Adell (Mark) Anderson of Canby, Oregon, Ardith Anne (Brian) Haws of Salem, Oregon, and Suzanne Marie (Duane) Peck of Kuna, Idaho; and one son, Wayne Brent (Lis) Wakeman of Kenmore, Washington; a beloved sister, Sandra (Robert) Christopherson of Farr West, Utah; 16 beloved grandchildren of whom he was most proud; and 5 sweet little great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, and his parents-in-law, Glenn and Frances Yost.

Services for Brent will be held Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Soda Springs, Idaho, at the Bailey Creek LDS Church at 361 S. 3rd East. The Grays Lake Ward Bishopric will be conducting the services. The family will visit with friends at 9:30 am at the church, with funeral services immediately following in the chapel at 11:00am. Interment will be at the Fairview Cemetery in Soda Springs.

In memory of Brent, perhaps you might share a quiet kindness with another who is in need.

To share your sympathies, condolences and memories, leave a comment below or visit the Sims Funeral Home website.

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Cal Andrus Obituary

May 26, 2010

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Obituary of Larry J. Andrus of Ucon, Idaho (Jane Munday)

February 9, 2009

080406C3-1040-2001_20080406 Larry J. Andrus of Ucon, Idaho passed away in April of 2008. His obituary is reprinted here. He is descended from Jane Munday through her son Heber Andrus and then Todd W. Andrus. Heber settled with his brother, Robert, in Ucon, Idaho. Ucon is about 8 miles north of Idaho Falls. Many members of both families still ive in the area.

Larry Joel Andrus, 71, of Ucon, passed away April 4, 2008, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center of lung disease. He was born May 10, 1936, In Idaho Falls to Todd Woodruff Andrus and Hortense Naomi Hansen Andrus. He grew up in Ucon, where he attended school and graduated from Bonneville High School. He went on to attend Ricks College, BYU and Utah State University.

Larry served his country in the Idaho National Guard.

On September 14, 1961, Larry married Shirley Gruvman in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Together, they had six children. He lived in Ucon his entire life. He owned his own trucking business, Larry J. Andrus and Sons Coal and Grain. For the last 14 years, he worked for Doug Andrus Distributing.

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