Alan C. Andrus

Profile Updated: November 1, 2019
Residing In: Taylorsville, UT USA
Spouse/Partner: Debbie
Occupation: Retired from Salt Lake County Assessor
Children: Tim Andrus, born 1978; Tyler Andrus, born 1981, Tiffany (Andrus) Miller, born 1985.
Military Service: US Army  
Your life history (after Highland, Reader's Digest condensed version):

Earned BA Sociology U of U, 1969. Played bass guitar in several popular bands in SL between 1966 and 1974. Drafted into US Army served 1969-1971. Employed by Salt Lake County Assessor, Commercial Appraisal Manager 1972, retired 2005.
Married Debbie 1973.
Coached youth football and baseball 25 years (20 straight in football followed by an 8-year hiatus, in Taylorsville Ute Conference. Coached my two 8-year-old grandsons this year assisted by my sons Tim and Tyler. Resumed running track (sprints, 50, 100, 200 meters) in 2005. Had the fastest 200-meter time of any senior (50 and older) sprinter in Utah in 2008 and 22nd fastest time in the country that year in the 60-64 age group. Had a career-best deadlift that year, 420 pounds at a bodyweight of 150.

Favorite Highland Memory or Story:

I don't know about favorite, but funny, looking back, was when my then girlfriend Janice Dow (Highland 65) thinking the game was over ran out on the football playing field near the end of a drubbing from East, and began kissing me. There was less than a minute left but my friends and teammates dubbed me "Wraps" Andrus the rest of the school year.

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I was able to go trick-or-treating last night because I found a great costume. I went as a 25 year old bodybuilder.

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I'm shocked at seeing Kathy's obituary here.  I haven't seen anything in the newspaper.  I don't think Kathy has posted anything about an illness on this site.  Kathy and I were a couple for a while at Clayton Jr. and went to a couple of big parties together.  We remained friends at Highland and I recall taking her to a school dance.  She was always such a nice girl and so smart.  My best regards to the family for your loss and know that I thought she was a super person.  

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Have a Very Happy Birthday to one of the very cutest girls in the class, and have about a million more!

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Have a Very Happy Birthday, Kathy, and about a million more!

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Darryl and I were buds on the football team and had a lot of fun joking around with each other.  My nickname for him was "Teddy Bear".  He was a pretty good size lineman and always acted like the meanest player on the field with a scowl on his face with the look of determination.  Off the field, he was just the nicest friendliest guy in school and wouldn't hurt a fly.  He always had a quick smile in the halls of Highland which everybody enjoyed.  I kept up with Darryl's life through his mother, Olive, who I worked with for many years.  She was always so proud of him and couldn't wait to share any news she could with me.  RIP big guy and keep smilin'! 

Alan Andrus  

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I agree wholeheartedly with Jim when he says Dick was one of the great all-around good guys in our class.  He was friendly and witty and treated people with respect.  He was a great competitor in sports and I got to know him better when he was the Director of the Utah Golf Association. I was a commercial real estate appraiser and specialized in golf course appraisal.  I consulted with Dick many times in that regard and he had a wealth of information he shared with me always accommodating and helpful.  I send my best to his whole family especially his brother Tim who was on the track team with me as a fellow sprinter. It sounds like Dick's grandchildren will always have great stories to tell about grandpa and how he supported them all in their interests.  RIP friend.  Alan  

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Happy Birthday old friend! And, I wish you about a million more! You are such a great guy and we have had so much in common in our lives. Party Hearty!!

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Happy Birthday old fella'! Just keep doin' what you're doin' and you might make it to 80!?

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I hope you have a Very Happy Birthday Tom, and about a million more! Your friend, Al.

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Have a Very Happy Birthday my friend! And about a million more! Let's get together sometime and throw eggs at cars. Or, go miniature golfing at Welti & James course. If we get bored we could mosey down to Robin's Hinkle's house, and converse with her and her lovely mother. Good times we had, even though you hated my guts and called me "Bull Dyke". Maybe you could make it up to me by giving me some free dental work, although if your hands aren't a lot better pulling teeth than they were catching a football, maybe not. We were kind of thrown together as friends back at Clayton because we were about the only non-Mormons there, and the whole social scene back then revolved around their church activities. In fact, I remember Papadakis telling the Allstar Basketball team we were a part of that we wouldn't practice because we all played enough church ball to hone our skills. I'll never forget that moment when you and I looked at each other and chuckled. Fun times!

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Posted: Dec 13, 2014 at 9:12 AM
Me at age 62 deadlifting 391 pounds at a bodyweight of 150.
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Me with my two 8 year old grandsons who I coached in football this fall along with my two sons.