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Death: Richard Morris Andrus

Richard Morris Andrus, 93, died on Wednesday, February 11, 1998.

He was born February 28, 1904, the 6th of nine children, to Moses Willard and Orpha Morris Andrus in St. George.He settled in Southern California where he met and married Irene Boston in 1929. They were the parents of two children, Richene and Richard. Irene died in 1945. In August of 1946, Richard married Esther Irvine and they became the parents of three children, Paul, Beryl and Rolfe.

Richard was employed at Anchor Hocking Glass Corp. For 25 years. He served on the Bell City Council in the early 1950's. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints. He served in many callings, including Bishoprics, High Councils and was particularly esteemed as the bishop of the Bell Ward in Southeastern Los Angeles.

Richard and Esther moved to Ventura, California, in 1975 and to Orem in 1988. Esther died in April of 1996.

Survivors include one daughter and two sons: Beryl (Tom) Zundel, Las Vegas, NV; Richard (Darlene) Andrus, San Luis Obispo, CA; Rolfe (Merrilee) Anders, Orem; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary (Bill) Worthen, Las Vegas, NV; one brother, James (Gayle) Andrus, St. George.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 16th at 11 a.m. in the Timpview 6th Ward Chapel, 950 West 1200 North, Orem. Friends may call at the church from 10 to 10:45 prior to service at the Chapel. Burial will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery under the direction of Walker Sanderson Funeral Home of Orem.

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