|Birth: ||Apr. 29, 1941|
|Death: ||Sep. 12, 2010|
Douglas Milo Andrus, Jr., 69, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, passed away 12 September, 2010, at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be remembered for his kindness, love and devotion to the gospel of Jesus Christ. He was a man of integrity, virtue and faith and was trusted by his friends and associates.
Doug was born 29 April, 1941, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Douglas Milo Andrus and Veatrice Nelson Andrus, the second of six children. Doug attended Eagle Rock Grade School, New Sweden Elementary School, O.E. Bell Junior High and Idaho Falls High School, where he graduated with honors in 1959.
He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Eastern States from 1960 to 1962. He was a faithful and diligent missionary and he had great success -- spending much of his time in the Bronx, N.Y. Upon returning, he attended Ricks College and BYU in Provo, Utah, where he studied business management. He graduated with honors in finance and marketing in 1967.
On 16 September, 1963, Doug married his sweetheart, Deanna Daw, in the Logan, Utah, LDS Temple. They are the parents of 13 children. He was a successful businessman and was co-owner of Doug Andrus Distributing and other related businesses. He was heavily involved in many community organizations, serving in various capacities and received numerous awards for his service, including the Silver Beaver Award from the Boys Scouts of America, the Granite Pillar Award for integrity in business and a humanitarian service award.
Doug was a devoted and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many positions in the church, including Elders Quorum Presidency, High Priest Group Leadership, Stake Mission President, Bishopric, Young Men President, Counselor in Stake Presidency, Stake President, Mission President in the Nevada Las Vegas West Mission, and ordinance worker and sealer in the Idaho Falls Temple. He and his wife loved their mission, being together and serving in the temple.
Doug enjoyed working in his yard and spending time with his 13 children and 56 grandchildren. Doug kept a journal throughout his life and seldom missed a day writing in it. In his home office, he has a filing cabinet full of these journals. During the past couple years of his life, Doug re-read many of his own writings and he compiled them as his life story. Although, in general, much of life is routine, his children appreciate the many simple memories he has recorded.
He is survived by his wife, Deanna, and their children, Lori (Clay) Murdoch, Lynette (Kory) Kunz, Lisa (Bob) Braithwaite, Monica (Dave) Kuhn, Heidi (John) Owen, Pauline (Dan) Marshall, Charise (Chris) Monson, Stan (Brooke) Andrus, Jared Andrus, Kevin (Emily) Andrus, Curtis (Nichole) Andrus and Heather (Rocky) Davies.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Brian; and a grandson, Houston Murdoch.
He is also survived by his older sister, Norma Fielding of St. George, Utah, and his younger siblings, Janet Orchard of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Heber Andrus of Idaho Falls, Idaho, David Andrus of Green River, Utah, and Steven Andrus of Idaho Falls, Idaho.
DOUGLAS MILO ANDRUS (1909 - 1992)
Veatrice Mildred Nelson Andrus (1913 - 2003)
Created by: Annie
Record added: Sep 14, 2010
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