Alan Andrus

Profile Updated: February 3, 2015
yearbook pic of my deadlift
Coach Papa & boys


Alan Andrus


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In Taylorsville, UT USA
Spouse/Partner Debbie
Occupation Retired from 34 years with SL County Assessor
Children Tim - 1978
Tyler - 1980
Tiffany - 1985
Military Service US Army  

I probably know more people from the 1965 class at East than Highland where I graduated. I lived on the borderline and everyone in my neighborhood went to East. I also went to Clayton and I'm pretty sure the majority of you went to East. I still have very good friends in your class.

Graduated from Utah in 1969. Immediately was drafted into the Army where I spent two miserable year. Played bass guitar in several very popular bands in the late 60's early 70's. Got married in 1973 had 3 kids which have totally enriched my life. Retired from the County in 2005. Coached youth football in Taylorsville for 21 years, 20 consecutive, then an 8 year layoff until I coached my two 8 yo grand boys last fall.

School Story

As a senior East trounced us 34-7 enroute to the state championship. The game was almost over and my girlfriend ran out on the playing field and began kissing me. There were about 30 seconds left on the clock. I acquired the nickname "raps" Andrus the rest of the year.

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Alan Andrus has left an In Memory comment for Michael Davis.
Nov 04, 2019 at 10:33 AM

Mike was a fun guy and one of the best pranksters ever.  We enjoyed hanging out at Clayton Jr. We lived on the same street but being on the divide between East and Highland, he chose the former and I the latter.  My condolences to his wife, Gail, and the rest of his family on his passing.  

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Posted on: Nov 03, 2019 at 6:58 PM

Our buddy Mike Davis has passed away.

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Posted on: Jul 11, 2019 at 10:24 AM

Happy Birthday to that so cute little girl I had such a huge crush on at Hawthorne Elementary about 60 years ago! I remember well walking you home from school several times but it was easy to do since you lived across the street in that apartment. Have about a million more happy birthdays! Alan

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Posted on: Aug 04, 2018 at 11:24 AM

Lee, unless I'm hallucinating I think your cabin was the first place and time I got drunk. I went over to Highland for school even though I lived in the East boundary. I signed on as a guest on this site because I had so many friends at East growing up. Gene Panek took me to your keg party on a snowy night. I had a large mug or mason jar and drank it a little too fast, and then another. Before I knew it I was puking out on the deck. Right on cue, I believe it was Lee Smith or cousin Rusty who came bounding out of the cabin and hit the puck and slide right off the deck. My night was over but some of you stayed around while Panek and I headed down the canyon and it took all of his driving skills to keep us mostly on the road. Always a lightweight when drinking Gene had all his wits about him. My first hangover in the morning was hell. Rusty, who lived about a block away from me and stopped by to see if I was still alive. I didn't drink for a long time after that. I think we were sophomores at the time and being a jock I couldn't even think of keeping up with you guys. You were a fun guy and I hope you have kept having fun. Al Andrus

Alan Andrus has left an In Memory comment for Mike Rich.
Sep 07, 2016 at 10:33 AM

I wholey concur with Kent's comments.  Mike and I were friends and sports competitors at Clayton Jr.  He went on to East and I to Highland where we competed in memorable football games. Senior year's game was not memorable in a good way for us Rams!  A lot of that due to Mike's tenacious play especially on defense.  I was a running back and was never hit as hard by anyone else from any school!  Friendships step aside in sports competition.  He was his own man as Kent described and not influenced by by any peer pressure.  My condolences to his family and friends.

Alan Andrus

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Alan Andrus has left an In Memory comment for Craig Tomomatsu.
Apr 01, 2015 at 2:33 PM

Craig and I were great friends at Hawthorne Elementary.  We were the two fastest kids in the school.  He was a very loyal friend and it was fun to visit his home and learn the culture his parents had given him.  We both moved east and remained friends in high school, me at Highland and him at East.  We loved the competition on the FB field.  He was a very tough speedy runner.  He killed us as seniors as East took state.  He certainly deserved it with his hard work.  RIP Tomo. 

Alan Andrus has left an In Memory comment for Johnny Brown.
Apr 01, 2015 at 2:33 PM

Johnny and I were very close friends growing up.  He lived a block away and we played on the same Cops League baseball team.  He was a great athlete and a crazy fun guy.  We had some wild sleep overs in Jr. High.  He was so fun loving.  I was really upset when I heard of his demise. 

Alan Andrus has left an In Memory comment for Austin Baysinger.
Apr 01, 2015 at 2:33 PM

I got to know Austin pretty well at Clayton Jr.  He was one of the first kids to befriend me after I moved into the area from the South high area.  We hit it off because I think we shared the tough guy culture which was common in the South area.  I wore a black leather jacket with a rabbit's foot and my hair slicked back like Elvis, Brylcream and all.  Before you knew it I transformed and got rid of the greaser look.  Austin remained a tough guy and protector for me.  During college we hung out a bit at the clubs, shared some beers and tried to be cool.  I'm so sorry Austin left us early.  He was a good friends. 


Alan Andrus has left an In Memory comment for Randy Cuatto.
Apr 01, 2015 at 2:33 PM

I met Randy and his brother Ricky in little league baseball.  We played against each other in all starts.  Randy was a good athlete and pitcher.  We got to know each other better in Jr. High and I had the privilige to seen him a lot at the U.  We both played in bands and he was a fine musician.  I was very upset to hear of his accident and passing at such a young age.  He was a true friends. 

Alan Andrus has left an In Memory comment for Dan Hooper.
Apr 01, 2015 at 2:33 PM

Dan was one of the nicest guys I hav ever met.  I didn't know him in high school or Jr. high.  We met at the U while I was playing in a band.  He and Bonnie hung out at many of our rehearsals and always at our gigs.  He had a great taste in music.  He and Bonnie got into running and my brother spent many hours with them socializing with other runners in the area.  Dan was a good friend and a great guy.  So sorry to see he passed so young. 

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Mar 31, 2015 at 3:56 PM

Judd, they let me register as a guest on this site because I knew so many kids at East, maybe more than at Highland. I always admired you. You were a cool guy but easy going and friendly. I was so in love with your sister Patty for a while back then. We dated a little but found we were better off just being friends. Good to see you here. Al

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Feb 28, 2015 at 4:03 PM

Great to see your smiling face old man! I really thought you'd end up in the sheep grazing industry after spending months on end in, I think Fruitland, tending them. I miss those amazing rides in your MG-TD when I thought I was going to die in a fiery crash. I remember the first time I ever drank beer at someone's cabin when I vomited on the back deck and somebody came flying out onto the deck and slipped and launched off the deck riding my slippery chucked up beer. Gene Panek drove me home and he had a tough time negotiating the canyon road too. Cousin Rusty came to my house the next day to see how I felt. My first hangover was not nice at all. We did have some great times and I'm glad you decided against the sheep ranch.

Alan Andrus has left an In Memory comment for John S. Williams.
Feb 27, 2015 at 10:33 PM

John was a tough guy but when you got to know him he was a gentle and loyal friend.  We hung out with Lou Arnold and had some great parties in the day.  John could throw parties with the best of them.  I've offen wondered how he was doing in life but we just didn't see each other after life go serious.

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