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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RIP Bulldog.  You were so tough on the football field I was so scared of you in practice.  You did a great job of intimidating me at all times trying to make me tougher. Under all your toughness was a really fun and funny guy that I'm glad I could call a friend.  I enjoyed the summer we shared at an apartment pool after high school.  What a blast!  Go Rams!

 

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Aug 31, 2021 at 2:36 PM

The comments that have been written by everyone on this page about Barb after her passing have a common theme that has so eloquently been expressed and that I too share.  Barb was a friend to everyone and made you feel you were her best friend.  She always had that smile and friendly way about her in high school and apparently throughout her full life.  Barb and I shared a table in Mr. Newby's art class and I got to know her much better.  We talked and laughed like we were old friends after that and she made my high school life much more fun.  My condolences go out to her family which obviously loved her and will for all eternity.   

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Jun 07, 2021 at 8:23 AM

Ernie was such a fun guy to be around in high school.  We were in the same Typing class and got to know each other well at that time.  He was the type of guy I liked to be around because he wasn't a loudmouth showoff.  He was quiet but had a great sense of humor and kept me in stitches.  We became even better friends our senior year because we both played on the football team and had fun doing so.  I didn't maintain contact with him after high school but it sure sounds like he had a great life and was loved by his family and friends.  RIP big guy you made my life a little brighter in our formative years.  

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Mar 28, 2021 at 11:34 AM

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Have a Very Happy Birthday, Cheri! And, about a million more!

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Aug 12, 2020 at 3:11 PM

Alan was one of my favorite people at Highland.  I got to know him playing basketball on the sophomore team.  He sprouted up, perfected his shot, and was an integral part of our State Championship team our senior year.  He was quiet and unassuming except when he was on the basketball court.  He was tough and very confident and wanted fiercely to win.  He was very friendly to me always and I just hope he lived a happy, healthy life despite passing away too soon.  

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Jul 21, 2020 at 7:19 PM

Louise was a brilliant student and a very cute girl.  I didn't get to know her well but she was always so nice to me.  RIP

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Have a Very Happy Birthday to a Very Old friend! And, about a million more! Love, Al.

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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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Aug 27, 2019 at 9:39 AM

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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Posted: Dec 13, 2014 at 9:12 AM
Me at age 62 deadlifting 391 pounds at a bodyweight of 150.
Posted: Dec 13, 2014 at 9:11 AM
Me with my two 8 year old grandsons who I coached in football this fall along with my two sons.