1932 ~ 2015
Mae Johnson Andrus, 82, passed away peacefully on January
2, 2015 following a stroke on December 30, 2014. Her husband
Dale and other family members were by her side. She was
born August 21, 1932 in Alliance, Box Butte, Nebraska, to
Jack David Cicero Johnson and Cora Emily Schneider.
She is survived by her husband Dale, her 5 children, David
(DeDe), Robert (Maryann), Mark (Deborah), Garth (Deanne)
and Julie (Kerry); 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren;
and her sister Dorothy Ghysels. Dale and Patricia have been
married for almost 63 years (February 26th).
Patricia dedicated her life as a wife, mother, grandmother,
great-grandmother, genealogist, nurse and Professor. She
graduated from Glendale High School in Glendale California
where she carefully planned her classes around a nursing
career. In 1953, after the birth of her firstborn child
David, she finished her nursing education and became a Registered
Nurse. Once all her children were in school she began taking
college classes and earned a Bachelor’s degree in
nursing science. Later, she earned a Master’s degree
in nursing education and began teaching nursing in community
colleges in Southern California. After moving to Provo Utah
in 1988 she taught nursing at Brigham Young University for
a year and then at Utah Valley State College in Orem for
eight years. Patricia has spent more than 50 years doing
family research and loved teaching her knowledge to others.
For the past 6 years she was serving as a church service
missionary at the Provo Utah Family History Center and she
was just recently released from her Ward calling as a Genealogy
Teacher where she served for many years. She has touched
the lives of many through her love and service. She will
be greatly missed.
It gives us great comfort at this time in the knowledge
we have of the eternal nature of families. We are profoundly
grateful for our Savior and for the all-encompassing plan
set forth to seal us together as families.
Funeral services were held on January 7, 2015 at the Warenski
Funeral Home and she was interred at the Provo City Cemetery.