Andrew Glenn Astill

Beloved son, brother, and best friend.

Born March 23, 1989 in Dallas, Texas. He passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2020 in Salt Lake City, UT.

Andrew was kind and gentle. He was whip smart and had the funniest dry sense of humor. He was full of love and never burdened others with his problems. He was quiet, curious and thought deeply about life, issues, and theory. He was full of substance and it was a pleasure to be with him and talk to him. We all wish we could still hug him and tell him how much we value him and love him. The world needs more Andrews who are innocent, true, loyal, and brave. We love you and look forward to when we are back together again.

He was a warrior by nature. He was a warrior in Heaven, fighting for the hearts of men to follow Christ. He carried that spirit to earth, where he became a Marine warrior, where he fought for freedom. He has returned to Heavenly Father to take up his mantle as a warrior for God, to continue his fight for the hearts of men.

Andrew grew up in Bountiful, Utah where he learned to play the trumpet in the school band, and run cross-country. He earned an Eagle Scout. Andrew joined the Marines in 2008 and served in Iraq. Afterward, he attended the University of Utah where he studied computer science and math. He taught himself to play classical music on the piano. Books were a treasure to him. He loved literature, appreciated art, and learned to draw. A homemade Christmas gift from him was priceless. He loved to figure out how things worked and could fix anything on his car or in a computer. He enjoyed hiking in the mountains and cycling.

Andrew is survived by Carol Wilson Astill (Mother), Riley Astill (Father). Courtland Astill (Brother), Courtland’s children Mckell Astill, Colter Astill, and Lexi Ann Astill. Allison Astill (Sister), Natalie Astill Bailey (Sister), Natalie ‘s child, Abraxas Bailey.

Services

Graveside Service

Tuesday, Apr, 21, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Utah Veterans Cemetary and Memorial Park
17111 S Camp Williams Rd
Bluffdale, UT 84065

Family

  • Survived By
  • Carol Wilson Astill, Mother
  • Riley Astill, Father
  • Courtland Astill, Brother
  • Allison Astill, Sister
  • Natalie Astill, Sister

Life Story Info

Post Date

Apr 18, 2020

Personal Info

Born

Dallas, Texas, United States

Died

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Age

31

Gender

Male

Religion and Beliefs

Latter-day Saint

Military Affiliation

  • Marine Corps

Veteran

  • Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq War)

Education

  • High School
    Bountiful High School
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It pains me to hear of my brother's passing. I was Andrew's bunkmate and fellow squadmate in Iraq. He will be dearly missed by every man who knew him.

"If the Army or the Navy ever gaze on heaven's scenes, they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines."

Anthony Gygi May 21, 2020

United States

I did not know you son, but as a fellow veteran I honor his service.

If you will, go too youtube and look up “Mansions of the Lord.” It is quite fitting for a hero like your son. God Bless you.

Don Bryson , Magna, UT, US Apr 28, 2020

Riley and Carol,

Heartbreaking news to hear of your loss of Andrew. Love to you all.

Grace and peace.

Sonia Lodwick , Salt Lake City, UT, US Apr 22, 2020

I remember having Andrew in our home many times as he and our son Alex grew up together. I am proud and thankful for Andrew's service to our country. So sorry for your loss.

Cheryl Densley Apr 21, 2020

Riley & Carol:

We are saddened by the loss of your son, as he appeared to be a fine young man; full of promise, but left life far to early. We hope and pray for you, in your time of loss.

We share in your faith that something far greater awaits the sorrow and travail of this life. Our love and prayers go with you and your family.

Our Best,

Darrel & Sharon Child

DARRELL CHILD Apr 20, 2020

We are so sorry to hear this news. We love Andrew and the Astill family so very much. Andrew was an outstanding young man. We loved getting to know Andrew as he grew up and learned quickly that he was kind, strong and dependable. He had a soft heart and a sweet sense of humor. We have faith in a kind, loving and just Heavenly Father who knows and loves Andrew more than any of us can comprehend.

Andrew, thank you for your service to your God and country. We love you.

Our thoughts and prayers are with this remarkable family.

Jeff and Terena Devashrayee

Jeff and Terena Devashrayee , Gretna, NE, US Apr 19, 2020

Rah Devil! God Speed. Semper Fidelis.

Sorry to see this news. Although I do not know you.... seeing your photo I know you are a beast!

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your fam.

We are in Btown. My Son is an 0311.... You are Fam. Thank you for all you have done! Mad love and respect Sir.

Sincerely,

The Morrison Family

Bountiful, Utah

Jason Morrison Apr 19, 2020

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