Byron Joseph Anderson, age 87, beloved husband of the late Shirley Taylor Anderson, passed away peacefully at home early Sunday morning, Feb. 3, 2008.
He is survived by his sister Moselle Baker of Raymond, Alberta; and his brother Gordon Anderson of Lethbridge, Alberta; his three children and their spouses: Lynne Wride (Marc) of Murray, UT; Dr. Douglas Anderson (Lisa) of Naperville, Illinois; and Margo Denning (Robert) of McCall, Idaho; his 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Byron was born Jan. 12, 1921 in Taber, Alberta Canada, the oldest son of Joseph LeRoy Anderson and Annie LaVern Fairbanks.
He moved with his family to Raymond Alberta Canada when he was 12 years old, completed high school in Raymond, then attended University of Alberta and graduated with a bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering. On Dec. 28th, 1945 he married Shirley, whom he had known since he was 12, in the Cardston Alberta L.D.S. Temple. After living in Calgary, and Montreal they moved to Tuscola, IL where he became a naturalized U.S. citizen. They retired to Salt Lake City in 1984 to be closer to family. He truly felt a responsibility to leave the world a better place and thus his favorite phrase was "the world is run by those who show up". Because of that, no matter where he lived he was always very active in his church, community, and politics. But above all he knew that he was a child of God and treated others as such. His passions were family, music, Scouting, sailing, amateur radio, gardening, and beekeeping. He was much loved and will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held Sat. February 9, 2008, 11 a.m. at the Murray Little Cottonwood 6th Ward Chapel, 6410 S. 725 E. Friends may call Friday, Feb. 8th from 7-9 p.m. at the Holladay-Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 S. Highland Dr., and Sat. at the Ward from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to Services. Interment: Holladay Memorial Park Cemetery, 4900 S. Memory Ln (1990 E.). Published in the Deseret News from 2/7/2008 - 2/8/2008.