|Birth: ||May 9, 1931|
|Death: ||Aug. 28, 2009|
SUNSET -- Raymond Norman Anderson passed away peacefully at his home on August 28, 2009 surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born May 9, 1931 to William Melvin and Mary Rebecca Swim Anderson in Colville, Washington. He graduated from Colville High School. He joined the U.S. Navy and worked as a "Seabee" in a construction battalion during the Korean Conflict, serving in the Philippines and Alaska.
Ray married Deon Cox of Hooper, Utah on May 31, 1957 in the Logan LDS Temple. He was a dedicated, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle.
He received his Bachelor's Degree from BYU and his Master's Degree from Indiana University. He taught school for 30 years, the majority of time at the Junior High level, retiring in 1992. He was also an accomplished carpenter and spent his summers in residential construction.
Ray was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During his lifetime he held many church positions in the Ward and Stake including Stake High Counsel, Counselor in the Stake and Ward Mission presidencies, Gospel Doctrine teacher, Ward Clerk, counselor in the Bishopric, Bishop, and an Ordinance Worker in the Ogden LDS Temple. He also served in the Young Men's program and enjoyed his many years of service in different positions in the Scouting Organization. He received the Award of Merit and the Silver Beaver Award. He and his wife Deon served a C.E.S. Mission to Western Samoa.
He spent his life in service to the Lord and others. He helped anyone who asked, and would do anything, anytime. He also enjoyed wood working, metal working, camping and being outdoors, dutch oven cooking, and had a great love of searching family history.
He is survived by his wife, Deon; a sister Ila of Spokane, Washington; and five children and their spouses: Melvin (Nina) of Hooper, Utah; Joyce of Layton, Utah; Evonne (Blair) LaBarge currently of Bucharest, Romania; Sharon (Steven) Morrison of Mountain Home, Idaho; Phillip (Dixie) of Hooper, Utah; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 3, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Ward LDS Building, 2431 N. 250 W., in Sunset. Family and friends may call on Wednesday at Myers Roy Mortuary, 5865 South 1900 West from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday at the church from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Hooper City Cemetery following the service where military honors will be accorded.
A special thank you to the Utah Hospice Specialists for the incredible care they gave to Ray and his family.
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