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Andrew J WallJuly 26, 1924 ~ April 17, 2017 (age 92)
Andrew “J” Wall rejoined his beloved wife on Monday, April 17, 2017. He was born July 26, 1924 and raised in Lyman, Wyo., the seventh of eight children, to Joseph William Wall and Pauline Emma Kathinka Halvorsen. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held a great influence even from the beginning. His mother named him after Andrew Jenson, assistant church historian, for whom she worked.
He earned a scholarship to the University of Wyoming, attending three semesters, then was drafted in May 1943 into the U.S. Army, serving in the European theater.
After he returned in 1946, he visited a friend from Army Signal School and met his friend’s sister, Donna Louise Woodbury. They married in the Salt Lake Temple in September 1946. He was so excited he invited President Harry Truman and his wife to the wedding. They regretfully declined.
He graduated from BYU in 1949 with dual degrees in economics and French. He worked at U.S. Steel, Geneva Works, for 33 years.
He was active in the Boy Scouts for more than 20 years, and was awarded two Second Miler Awards and the Silver Beaver, the highest scouting honor at the council level.
He enjoyed writing poetry and was a devout BYU sports fan. He cared deeply about the Church and served in many capacities. He wrote, “I will be eternally grateful to my Heavenly Father for the innumerable blessings which have come to me because of the gospel.” He and his wife loved their family. Along with raising seven children of their own, they took in three foster children.
Preceding him in death are his wife Donna, daughter Annette (James) Sorenson and grandson Andrew Sorenson, son George and his wife Ann and granddaughter Olivia Wall.
Surviving are children Paula Jackson, Kathleen (Homer) Robertson, Scott (Pat), David (Lorri), Rebecca (John) Strupp, Saul (Beth) Montano, 31 grandchildren and 64 great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank the staff at the Utah State Veteran’s Home for their compassionate service for the past five years.
A viewing will be held at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will held Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11 am in the LDS Church, 1250 East 200 South, Pleasant Grove with a viewing from 9:30-10:45 am prior to the services. Interment be in the Lindon City Cemetery, 550 North 200 East, Lindon. Condolences may be sent to the at www.olpinmortuary.com