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Duane H Anderson
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Birth: May 19, 1913
Sanpete County
Utah, USA
Death: May 3, 1995
San Bernardino County
California, USA

Grew up in central Utah, attending Snow College in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, and Brigham Young University. Earned a Master's degree in German at the University of Michigan. Duane was the first of his family ever to graduate from college.

At BYU, Duane met Leola Seely, and they married in 1936 in Salt Lake. In the early years of their partnership, they both worked as staff writers and photographers for the Salt Lake Tribune, residing in Price, Ogden, and Sunset, Utah. Two sons were born to them, in 1941 and 1945.

In 1946, the young family moved to San Bernardino, California, where Duane joined the language faculty of the San Bernardino Valley Union Junior College. Over the next twenty years, he taught mainly English, French, and German. Meanwhile, Leola was instrumental in creating a program of early-morning "Seminary" religious education for Latter-day Saint high-school students, as well as "Institute" religious training in post-secondary education. Duane became a supervisor in both programs, traveling all over inland Southern California.

The Andersons were active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various leadership roles. In 1967, Duane was called to preside over the French Mission of the Church for three years, and he and Leola moved to Paris. After only one year, however, Leola was killed in a traffic accident in Bazas, Gironde, France. After Duane recovered from his own injuries, he returned to Paris to resume his duties, although he had been offered an honorable release from them.

On his return to the United States, he married Florence Norma Pardoe and continued his teaching career. Duane died in 1995. 
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  Leola Seely Anderson (1910 - 1968)
Montecito Memorial Park
San Bernardino County
California, USA
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Record added: Sep 24, 2007
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