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Andrew J. Bingham 'Andy'

Andrew J. Bingham 'Andy'

May 29, 1977 - Sep. 12, 2023

Date of Service: Sep. 17, 2023

PAUL – In loving memory of Andrew J Bingham, 46, of Paul, who passed away on September 12, 2023. Andy was born May 29, 1977, to his parents, Kerry and Joy Bingham, in Rupert, Idaho. Andy was the middle of five boys. He was born the same year his mom and dad finished their house at the dairy where his parents still reside. He grew up learning to work hard alongside his dad and brothers, and gained knowledge of what it takes to care for animals and run a dairy. He was very shy as a kid and would hide behind his dad’s legs when he talked to people. His four brothers all had red hair except Andy. Many pictures of the boys show him with bright blonde hair and dark skin in the midst of red heads. Ben, Jake, and Andy were always finding ways to have a good time on the farm. They had many battles playing basketball on the trampoline which often ended in chasing one of them to a locked door. They were always making up songs and jingles about people they knew and places they had been.

Andy was an incredibly talented and gifted athlete; one of the smartest, most fluid players on the court. He played on the All-Idaho basketball team and competed in many tournaments. After high school he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Birmingham, England. After his mission, he went to school at Ricks College where he earned his Associates Degree. He then earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Utah State University. Andy moved home not long after and bought a herd of heifers and started milking cows at his dad’s dairy. His dad and youngest brother, Kody, who was in high school at the time, helped him get started by working all the new heifers into the barn.

In 2004, he met his beautiful wife, Chelsea Clayton. They were married and sealed in the Logan Temple in 2006. They had many adventures together. They rode to Sturgis on their motorcycle, often camping and hiking wherever they went. Chelsea and Andy were able to enjoy motorcycle trips to many beautiful places. He was always in awe of the beauty of the world and appreciated all of God’s creations. He loved God and the gospel of Jesus Christ and understood the importance of becoming like Him. His love of the Savior was deeply rooted in his life experiences.

The motorcycle trips slowed down as kids started to join their family and priorities began to shift to more meaningful things. Chelsea, Wyatt, Grace, Aliza, William, and Lincoln were the light of Andy’s life. Everything he did was for the benefit of his family. Andy had a passion for dairy farming and after spending a few years bouncing between jobs, he and Chelsea started the greatest adventure of all; raising a family in “God’s Country” on a small dairy farm north of Paul. Andy spent countless hours over the years caring for and taking great pride in managing their dairy farm. He received many awards for top quality milk production, but his greatest joy was found when he was working or playing with his kids. He taught them the value of hard work by example. He was such a loving and dedicated husband and father. He had a quiet, gentle way of teaching them important life lessons while working or spending time with them. He was a loyal friend to many people. He had a special way of having a great influence on the lives of the people that knew him without drawing recognition to himself.

Andy is survived by his wife, Chelsea; and their children, Wyatt, Grace, Aliza, William, and Lincoln; his parents, Kerry and Joy; and brothers, Ben (Heather), Jake (Aarian), Aaron (Leslie), and Kody (Chayla). Andy is also survived by his parents-in-law, Dan and Mary Ann Clayton; and a large extended family of in-laws, cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Andy, a Mighty Oak, will truly be missed by many. The love he gave will be felt for years to come and the memories we have of him will be honored and cherished for as long as we live and beyond. We, his family, would like to express our sincere gratitude to all those who have given their love, support, and friendship to us. While we are heartbroken, we have faith in Heavenly Father’s plan and rely on His promises that all things will be made well and whole.

A Celebration of Life open house will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday, September 17, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, located at 1350 E. 16th St., Burley, Idaho. A memorial fund, for those interested, has been set up in Andy's name at D.L. Evans Bank.

Condolences for Andrew J. Bingham 'Andy'

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From Trent Harrison :
I remember him in basketball and watching him play. Remember Mr Williams class I think it was a classmate in that class my junior year. I'm hoping I'm thinking that is right. Other than that it was a good guy seemed very quiet. Such a sadness to hear about him passing. To the parents of Andy. You're raised a good kid. From graduate of Minico of 95, Trent Harrison
From Bob and Wendy:
My heart breaks for your family! I have faith in God's reasons! I pray for God's loving arms to be around you all! Your faith will help you though these hard times! And so will so many of us who love you! Amen
From Sarah Granata:
Chelsea, we love you so much and are so sad to know that you and your sweet kids have lost Andy. We are praying for angels to be round about you to bear you up.
From Robbie Campbell:
I served with Andy in the England Birmingham Mission. He was a Christlike missionary with an abiding faith and a powerful instrument in the hands of the Lord. We shared some of the greatest spiritual experiences of my life. I am deeply saddened for your loss.
From Phill Meiners:
Praying for you Chelsea and Bingham family. May you be comforted. Love for your family.
From Trevor Stapelman:
So sorry to hear of Andy's passing. He has been a good friend since high school and he will be dearly missed. I've enjoyed visiting with him over the last several years about his dairy and the cows. Sending your family hugs, prayers, and love.
From Gordon Kerbs:
Bingham family: once again I am so sorry for your huge loss. Tonight brought back a lot of memories with
Andy, his teammates, brother Jake, and the Minico basketball program. I was fortunate to have coached Andy and watched him grow as a person. Andy was a favorite teammate of his peers. As my daughter 4 or 5 years old at the time, called him 'BIG' Andy. What a gentle giant he was. It certainly showed how well he was thought of as a person tonight. Mr. and Mrs. Bingham, be proud of the sons that you have raised. "Big" Andy may you rest in peace. Love ya, Coach Kerbs
From Penny :
Dearest Bingham Family, May God's love through others comfort your hearts at this sorrowful time. Love to you all!
From Phill Meiners:
Praying for you Chelsea and Bingham family. May you be comforted. Love for your family.
From Sherry Woolstenhulme :
Dear Chelsea and family. I’m so sorry for your loss. You will always be one of my favorite Laurels, Chelsea. I love you.
From Kelly Klosterman:
Sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. Praying for and sending condolences to the Binghams during this difficult time.
From Eric B Lopez:
I remember riding the school bus with Ben, Jake, and Andy. I’ve always thought they were wonderful people. My heart goes out to you all.
From Joe and Sharla Hunt :
Praying for you and your beautiful family! My brother and I played basketball with Andy growing up. He was always so kind hearted and a friend to us. May God surround you all with His love and peace that passes all understanding. Love and Prayers!
From Diana & Dennis Warburton:
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family!
From Mary Zarybnisky:
Chelsea and family, I'll be praying for you during this very difficult time. Remember all the wonderful memories you have of Andy and all the amazing things you did with him. Our Heavenly Father will be walking alongside you during this journey while offering His love and support.
From Russell Searle and family:
Chelsea and family,
So very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you with peace and comfort.
From Jean and Garth Freymiller:
Sending you our love and prayers! YOU
You are in our thoughts and prayers, Chelsea! Our most sincere condolences to your whole family!


From The Vopat family :
Chelsea and family we send you all our condolences, prayers and comfort at this very difficult time. Hugs and love to you all.
From Monte and Carole Dayley:
So very, very sorry! We spent a lot of time watching Andy play basketball with our boys. Such a nice young man. Prayers are with you all.
From Mary K. Garro:
Sending my most heartfelt condolences to the Bingham family. I’ll continue to keep all of you in my prayers and thoughts. Much love to all of you.
From Lorie May:
Chelsea, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My heart is breaking for you. My love goes out to you and your children.
From Janette Turner :
Chelsea, sending you love and prayers. May God bless you with strength to carry on. Love, Janette
From Debbie Wilcox:
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you have healing and be comforted .
From Christin Page and family:
Chelsea and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Very sorry for your loss.
From Uncle Ray:
I dearly love Andy and Chelsea and family. So devastated to lose him at this or anytime. My love to the family now and forever.

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