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.


One Response to “Obituary: Hyrum Andrus”

  1. Steven G Hunt on July 31st, 2016 9:11 pm

    I was saddened to just learn of Hyrum’s passing. I found his obituary on the Milo Andrus website. I was his student assistant for several years while attending BYU (1973-1975). I did not realize at the time that we were related, as Milo is my 3rd great grandfather. I found him a man of great wisdom and a yearning to learn as much as he could about the gospel and those who helped to bring about its restoration. I suspect his knowledge about the Prophet Joseph Smith was secondly only to Ivan J. Barrett, but his comprehension of Church government was second to none. Although I received some remuneration for being his student assistant, the truths I learned from him in the classroom as well as his office were worth far more than any salary I received. I sent him a Christmas card each year and always looked forward to receiving one from him in return. I look forward to embracing him on the other side and renewing our friendship.

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