I only knew Andy through stories shared by Ellen when we were in high school but you could clearly see he was a man who loved his family and was much loved in return. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Kim, the Buitron's send their condolences to you and your family. I always enjoyed visiting with you and Andy. I know that I am not alone when I say that every time I visited with Andy, I always felt that when I walked away I would be a better person. A better husband, father and person. You could instantly feel how genuine he was. He was a great American! We will all miss him. Our prayers go out to you and your family.
Kim, your family, and the Betz family are in our thoughts and prayers. I've known Andy since before we went to school. I remember our pretend parades in the neighborhood, our antics through k-12, visited each other in college, enjoying time with Kim, J'Kai when he was stationed at Ford Ord in Monterey CA, the toy camel he brought me when he was stationed in Kuwait. He always remembered my birthday and I am thankful that I got to speak with him last March. Andy made us smile, he made us laugh, he was not afraid of change but most of all he was my friend. I feel blessed to have known him and I will miss him.
Andy and I went to HS together, he certainly lived life with exuberance - a life well lived. I always remember spending a couple days in MO with him while in college, what a wonderful unique individual. I'm sure he leaves a great void and many memories.
Kim, I am unbelievably sad to hear this news. My heart aches for you and your children. He was always so good to me. He was a good mentor to me. My family prays for your loss and rejoices thinking of him in heaven where he may truly feels God's love and no pain.