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Clarence Rex Andrus 1921 ~ 2010 On the afternoon of January 24th, 2010, Dad left this life surrounded by family and friends who love him. Clarence was born to Loyal and Ruth Christensen Andrus on January 2nd, 1921. He met Emma McOmie on a blind date in early summer of 1941, they married on February 20th, 1942; their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple June of 1955. Clarence married his second wife, Emily Ennis Stone, on November 15th, 2004. He proudly served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II from 1942-1946. Dad is survived by six children, Raymond (Sharon) Andrus, Roger (Cora) Andrus, Loy Ann (Keith) Smith, Terry (Larry) Sidwell, Pat (Jeff) Purser, Michael (Frankia) Andrus; six step-children, Jerry (Maxine) Stone, Diane (Layne) Downs, Renae (Ernie) Bedont, Marilyn (Robert) Larson, Lonnie (Kathy) Stone, Robin (Brent) Bonham, Bob Stone (deceased); and three brothers, Willis (Deloris) Andrus, Jim (Dorothy) Andrus, and Jay (Phyllis) Andrus. Clarence leaves behind many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Emma McOmie Andrus; his second wife of five years, Emily Ennis Stone Andrus; his parents; two sisters; three brothers; and a grandson. We are confident Dad is enjoying a wonderful reunion with Mom and many others who love him and have eagerly awaited his arrival. While we will miss him terribly, we are also happy for him. We are reminded of a poetic line regarding passing from this life to the next, "As one shore bids a sad farewell, another extends a loving and joyous greeting." Friends may attend a viewing Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So. State Street, or Thursday, January 28th at the Corner Canyon 1st Ward from 11:00-11:45 a.m. Funeral services will be at the Corner Canyon 1st Ward, 13000 South Boulder St. (1470 E.) Thursday, January 28th at 12:00 p.m. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.jenkins-soffe.com

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Jan. 26, 2010
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