|Name} Andrus, Torma||Family History} Olson|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Female|
|Birth: Date} Exa 21 Apr 1914 B||Place} Cedar City, Iron, Utah|
|Marr. 1: Date} Exa 31 Mar 1933||Place} Cedar City, Iron, Utah (Link)|
|Marr. 2: Date} Exa 23 Dec 1955||Place} Bountiful, Davis, Utah|
|Death: Date} Exa 13 Dec 2004||Place} Layton, Davis, Utah|
|Burial: Date} Aft 13 Dec 2004||Place} Aultorest Memorial Park, Ogden, Weber, Utah|
|Grave Marker} Yes||
|Parents: } Randolph (Dorph) Andrus & Irene Jones|
Household No.} 753
|1st Household No.} 753 = Cedar City, Iron, Utah|
| Occupation 1} Musician |
Occupation 2} Housewife
Occupation 3} School teacher
|Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints|
Walker, Hosea Leon|
Henderson, Emil Elmo
Total Number of} 2
|Notes: Torma Andrus was born 21 Apr 1914 in Cedar City, Iron, Utah. She was the first child of
Dolph Andrus and Irene Higbee Jones. Her father Dolph was a school teacher.|
In the 1920 U.S. census, Torma, 5, was living with her parents in Cedar City, Iron, Utah. Her father Dolph was the manager of a flour mill. Also living in the household was Stanley S. Ivans, 28, a farm superintendant. Her brother J. Quentin Andrus was born in 1920, immediately after the census was taken.
In the 1930 U.S. census, Cedar City, Torma's family was enumerated in the household of her maternal grandmother, Mary A. Jones. Mary owned the house, located at 246 So. 3rd. West, valued at $10,000. Her father Dolph was a house carpenter. The children in the household included Torma, 16, her brother Quentin, 10, and cousins Beverly J. Andrus, 7, and Berwin Andrus, 1. All the children except Berwin were in school.
Torma was educated in the Cedar City schools and attended Branch Agriculture College in Cedar City. She was musically talented, and was a LDS ward organist at age 12. She was an accompanist for high school and college operettas, choruses, and glee clubs, and was a member of orchestra and band.
Torma married Hosea Leon Walker on 31 Mar 1933 in Cedar City, Iron, Utah. They moved to California, and were living in Anaheim, Orange, Orange County, in 1935. In the 1940 U.S. census, Torma, 25, and Hosea, 32, were living at 690 North 8th Street, Colton, San Bernardino, California. They were renting for $15.00 per month. Her husband Hosea was a bookeeper in the cement industry. Their daughter Joan was one year old. At the time, Torma had completed one year of college. The 1940 City Directories differ slightly, listing the family at 691 North 8th Street, Colton, and listing Hosea as a beekeeper. They are shown at left when some of Torma's family visited California in 1941.
Torma and Hosea moved to Northern California, where Hosea worked first for the Coca Cola Bottling Company in Marysville, then for the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company in Yuba City. Their residence was at 676 Olive, Yuba City, California. Torma was a pianist for the Yuba City/Marysville Oratorio Society. She continued her education at Sacramento Jr. College and Chico State. In 1948 she entered education, and taught elementary school for seven years. The 1954 City Directory lists her husband Hosea alone at their home address. This must be about the time the couple divorced.
Torma returned to Utah, and married Emil Elmo Henderson on 23 Dec 1955 in Bountiful, David, Utah. The marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They made their home in Layton, Davis, Utah. Torma did graduate work at Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and Weber State College. She taught for 20 years at Layton's Crestview Elementary. Her memberships included University Women, Delta Lappa Gamma Society, Cultural Arts Club of Layton and the Ambassador Club.
Torma's husband Emil died 1995. Torma died 13 Dec 2004 at her home in Layton, Davis, Utah. Services were held Friday, 17 Dec 2004 at the Layton 11th Ward Chapel. She is buried with her husband Emil in the Aultorest Memorial Park, Ogden, Weber, Utah.
Torma is said to have have five daughters. However, other than Joan, the other four may have been step-daughters, the daughters of her second husband Emil.
|Time of Birth} 10:30 a.m.||Time of Death}||Fraternal/Social}|
|Confirm. Date}||Photos} Torma Andrus Walker|
|Immigr'n Date} N/A||Port} N/A|
|Education: Grade} Bachelor of Arts or Top 2 Degrees} Teaching credential|
|Military: Service} for the State of}|
Cause of Death}
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