|Birth: ||Feb. 24, 1924|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
|Death: ||Sep. 21, 2011|
Virgil Ballantyne Anderson returned to his Heavenly Father, and to his beloved Marjorie, on September 21, 2011 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born February 24, 1924 to Virgil and Afton Hatch Anderson in Salt Lake City.
Virgil was the perfect husband, father, and grandfather, and leaves behind a beautiful legacy of love and faith to his family and all those who knew him.
He was a faithful servant of God and to his country. Virgil served in Europe during World War II as part of the U.S. Army, receiving many awards. He also served in the Korean War in the north Atlantic constructing relay stations.
On June 30, 1947 in the Logan Temple, he married his childhood sweetheart, Marjorie Durfey, the pretty little redhead that stole his heart back in the sixth grade.
Together for fifty-eight years, they created a home where their three children grew in love, spirituality, and in knowledge.
The loving home environment they provided has made it possible for each of them to be happy and successful in their own lives. His family was his greatest treasure.
In his professional life, Virgil became a civil engineer after graduating from the University of Utah in 1948. He worked for the Bureau of Reclamation, the Marquardt Corporation in Utah and California, Atlantic Richfield Company, and with his son opened their own engineering firm; Anderson Engineering Company.
Virgil loved to create and build, whether it was construction of some of the largest facilities in the world or toy boxes for his grandchildren. He served in multiple church callings, including a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, as a member of the Project Management Team for the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.
He is survived by one sister Afton Meldrum, three children: Pamela (Terry) Schmidt, Lynn (Dorte) Anderson, and Steven (Jeanne) Anderson; fourteen grandchildren; and twenty-two great-grandchildren. Virgil was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie, his parents and a sister Annette (Robert) Thornley.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at Lindquist's Bountiful Mortuary, 727 North 400 East. Friends may visit the family on Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the mortuary.
Interment: Lindquist's Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Boulevard.
Published in the Deseret News from September 27 to September 28, 2011.
Virgil Ballantyne Anderson (1893 - 1973)
Afton Lucinda Hatch Anderson (1895 - 1985)
Marjorie Durfey Anderson (1925 - 2005)
Lindquists Washington Heights Memorial Park
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Sep 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77173188
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