|Birth: ||Jun. 16, 1943|
|Death: ||Apr. 26, 2011|
St. George, Utah--Willard "Bill" Alwyn Andrus, 67, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, the morning of Tuesday, April 26, 2011. He was born on June 16, 1943, to James Alwyn and Eula Leavitt Andrus, entirely surprising his parents who were not expecting twins. Bill was born and raised in St. George where he grew up riding horses, bareback, on and around the red hills of Dixie. His love of horses and the open country continued throughout his life, to include a love of ranching and deer hunting. Bill graduated from Dixie High School where he played football, wrestled, and worked on and often raced his old '53 Chevy often. Upon graduating from high school, he served in the National Guard in Fort Ord, California.
He married his sweetheart CloElla Bundy for time and all eternity in the St. George Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on December 16, 1966. Together they had nine children: Holly Lee, Las Vegas, Nevada; Tiffany Andrus, Salt Lake City, Utah; Billie Dawn (Douglas) Ward, North Ogden, Utah; Chanté Andrus, Atlanta, Georgia; Tyler Alwyn (Katie) Andrus, Las Vegas, Nevada; Tavish Bundy (Kelsy), Washington, Utah; and Trevor Talmage Andrus, St. George, Utah; and 8 grandchildren; with both his firstborn daughter and son preceding him in death, Cloanne (Edward) Pesquera and Thomas Willard Andrus. He was happiest when all of his children and grandchildren were under his roof. He loved his family.
Bill loved people. A good listener, he always had time to visit with whoever crossed his path. He loved and lived the gospel of Jesus Christ, serving a full-time LDS mission in the Southern Australia Mission. Bill never hesitated to serve and always magnified each calling he was extended whether it was as a counselor in a bishopric or as a home teacher, with a special fondness for missionary work. A hard worker, he taught his children and others the value of labor. He was a gifted mechanic of 18-wheelers that drove him to launch a lifetime career in the trucking industry by starting his own long-haul trucking company. He loved driving truck.
Bill is also survived by his sisters Gwyn (Reed) Probst, Vienna, Virginia; D'On (Brent) Snow and Sussette (Leo) Sullivan, St. George, Utah; and his brothers, twin James (Mary) Andrus, West Indies LDS Mission; and Jay (Jackie) Andrus, St. George, Utah; and sister-in-law Lynette Andrus. He was preceded in death by his youngest brother, Blaine Andrus.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 30, 2011, at 12 noon at the LDS Chapel in Winchester Hills (St. George), 5338 Winchester Drive South. A viewing will be held on Friday, April 29, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., and again on Sat., from 10:00-11:30 a.m. prior to services at the Winchester Hills Chapel. Interment will be in the St. George City Cemetery
Eula Leavitt Andrus (1911 - 1974)
Saint George City Cemetery
Created by: Ross Woolsey
Record added: Apr 27, 2011
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