Wade Huff Andrews, Ph.D., 83, passed away at home, May 22, 2000. Born July 5, 1916, in Ogden, Utah, he was the son of Mary Elva Huff and Junius James Andrews. He was married to his sweetheart, Kathryn Kirkham, Dec. 18, 1944, in the Salt Lake Temple by President David O. McKay.
He was a Spanish-American missionary from 1937 to 1940. His mission helped him focus on serving others. He was a branch president, bishop, high councilman and held many other callings. He and Kay served in the England Leeds Mission from January 1989 to July 1990.
In World War II, he was a bomber pilot, Army Air Corps Captain, and named his B-24 "Salt Lake Katy." He received the Distinguished Flying Cross and five Air Medals in combat.
He received his B.A. and M.S. degrees from USAC, and Ph.D. from Michigan State University, all in sociology. He was a professor at Ohio State University for 12 years, USDA at Colorado State University for three years and at Utah State University from 1965 to 1981.
He was a pioneer in the field of natural resources, beginning at Ohio State University. Because of the USU Water Lab, he came to USU to develop his Institute for Social Science Research and Natural Resources. He was president of the Western Social Science Association, president of the Rural Sociological Society and a world wide consultant on water resources problems. He was president of USU Emeriti Association, chairman of the Volunteer Action Council in Cache Valley, co-chairman of the 1996 Utah Statehood Celebration in the Logan Tabernacle, co-chairman of the 24th of July Sesquicentennial Parade in Logan and a member of the National Board of the Sons of Utah Pioneers. For several years, he worked to develop a historical museum for Logan and Cache Valley.
Dr. Andrews is survived by his wife of 55 years, Kathryn; his children, Richard and Julie of Gilbert, Ariz.; Janice and Norman Johnson of Layton, Utah; Stanford and Eiko of Centerville, Utah; Bradley and Susan of Kaysville, Utah; and Steven and Becky of Centerville Utah; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandsons. Also surviving are two sisters and one brother, Ortel Roddick of Willits, Calif.; Mary Comendant of Berkeley, Calif.; and James Robert Andrews of Pleasant Hill, Calif.
Funeral services will be held at the 33rd Ward chapel, 12600 N. 1600 East St., Logan, on Friday, May 26, at 12 p.m. Friends may call at the Allen-Cranney Mortuary, 420 E. 1800 North St., North Logan, on Thursday, May 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., and at the church Friday from 10 to 11:30 p.m. Interment will be at the Logan Cemetery following the services.
The Herald Journal (Logan, UT), May 24, 2000
Martha Kathryn Kirkham Andrews
1922–2019 (m. 1944)
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