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Andrew Perkins

June 24, 1940 — January 15, 2022

Orem, Utah

Andrew (“Andy”) Hinck Perkins, of Orem, Utah passed away January 15, 2022. He was born on June 24, 1940 to Thomas Nathaniel Perkins and Mary Elizabeth Hinck Perkins in Star Valley, Wyoming, the last of twelve children. He married Diane Marie Stuckey on August 20, 1964 in Westchester, California, and was sealed with her for time and eternity on August 21, 1964 in the Oakland California temple. They were blest with five children (Robert, Christina, Larissa, Kelli, and Allyson), fourteen grandchildren and one precious great-grandchild.

Andy was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Floyd, Farn, Marvin (died at birth), Eldon, and Dean, and sisters, Neoma, Eva, and Alice.

Andy came from a family who loved this country; three of the brothers served in the U.S. military in WWII from which only two returned. Following in his brothers’ footsteps, Andy served in the U.S. Navy as a submarine sonar tech during the Cold War from 1959-1963. He also served in the Reserves at the end of his enlistment until 1976. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Navy, Andy served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Melbourne, Australia from 1962–1964. He met Diane in the mission home in Salt Lake City as they were both leaving for the two-year calling. Diane was in France and Andy was in Australia, but they wrote for those two years and married when they returned to the states.

Andy loved fishing in the mountains, playing the guitar or piano, singing the cowboy songs he learned from his older brothers, and he could fix just about anything that was broken. He was an artist (charcoal), a poet (usually country-oriented), and made wooden carvings of animal figures and walking sticks. He served wherever he went, and he always stayed with the job until it was finished. He was a faithful member of his church and was the best home teacher and temple worker he could be. He was a man who led by example, rather than by words, who learned about hard work farming and caring for cattle, who took care of his mother, and loved his wife and family. His favorite place was always either home or the family vacation spot in the High Sierras.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Diane (Orem), and sisters, Clara Perkins Cannariato (Roy, UT), Leola Perkins West (McCammon, ID) and Edith Perkins Hall (Riverside, CA), children Robert (Margarita) Perkins (Huntington Beach, CA), Christina Perkins (West Sussex, UK), Larissa (Jason) Watson (Fayetteville, AK), Kelli (Arin) McCarthy (Spring, TX), and Allyson (Stephen) Whiteside (Orem, UT), all fourteen grandchildren (Katy (Cody) Jensen, Whitney, Bryce (Katelyn), Andrew, Brandon, Elizabeth, Thomas, Kara, Nathan, Matthew, Sara, Hannah, Jacob, and James) and great-grandson, Mason Lee Jensen.

Funeral services will be held Friday, 21 January 2022 at 11:00 am in the Heather Ridge 3rd Ward LDS meetinghouse located at 450 E 2000 N Orem, UT 84057. A viewing will be held just prior to the service at the meetinghouse from 9:30 to 10:30am. Burial will be at the Orem City Cemetery in the military service memorial area with full military rites by the American Legion.

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Friday, January 21, 2022

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Friday, January 21, 2022

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