Andy attended school in Toquerville and Hurricane. After graduating from Hurricane High School, he was drafted into the army during World War II. He served in the 303rd Bombardment Group (Hell’s Angels) stationed in England.
After serving his country, he returned to Cedar City where he attended and graduated from BAC (SUU). He taught at the Cedar Junior High School for 31 years. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Educators Mutual Insurance Association for 23 years retiring as Vice Chairman of the Board.
Andy also served as treasurer of the Iron County Educators Credit Union for 35 years. He truly enjoyed his association with the many members of the Credit Union.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in all his callings. He especially enjoyed the many years he served as a home extractor for the Genealogy program.
Andy loved the mountains and his family and was always grateful for the time he could spend at the cabin with his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Shirley, Joy and Jeanen, brothers Merrill, Rod and Kent and daughter, Susan Bonzo. He is survived by his eternal companion Virginia, his son-in-law Jim Bonzo, children Margie Rector, Dan (April), Carolyn (Greg) Johnston and Gary (Sherry), 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren and his brother LeGrande.
A visitation will be held Friday, April 25 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Southern Utah Mortuary (190 N 300 W) in Cedar City, Utah. The funeral will be Saturday, April 26 at 1:00 pm at the Cedarview Chapel (1925 W 320 S) with a visitation from 12:00 noon to 12:45 pm also at the church. Burial will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to www.sumortuary.com.
We would like to thank all those who helped with Andy over these past years: our neighbors and ward family, Amber, Kregg, Garland and especially Katrin. A special thanks to our granddaughters Chelsea and Katie.