|Birth: ||Dec. 30, 1934, USA|
|Death: ||Dec. 11, 2004|
He shared his smile with everyone. He was a friend to the friendless. He was wise. He let everyone know they mattered.
Dale Owen Andersen passed away peacefully in Salt Lake City, on Saturday, December 11, 2004.
Born on December 30, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, to Willard Joseph Andersen and Annie Elizabeth Bailey Andersen, Dale had an idyllic childhood surrounded by caring people. His sister, Beverly, and brother, Glen, were already teenagers when Dale was born. His parents and siblings all preceded him in death.
Beyond Dale's immediate family was a supportive extended family of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins whose shared hardships during the Great Depression, and World War II contributed to an amazing bond of closeness and love. Even in those lean years, the Andersen family made many car trips to visit family, friends and places around the Western United States. These were the basis of many of Dale's fondest memories.
The Andersen home was a hub of social activity, and widely regarded as a haven of Christlike love.
As a boy and throughout life, Dale was fun-loving, and light-hearted. He learned to play the saxaphone, and performed in a dance band. He enthusiastically participated in sports, most especially baseball. Dale had many boyhood friends with whom he remained close throughout life.
He served a 2 1/2 year mission for the LDS Church in Brazil from 1955-1957. He also served a stint in the US Army Reserve.
Dale married Annette Marie Hubbert on September 27, 1958 in the Los Angeles LDS Temple.
He earned an associates degree from Pasadena City College, a bachelors degree from California State University at Los Angeles, and a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola School of Law, Los Angeles.
He was a math and history teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District, then later for the Chaffey Union High School District, and finally for the Antelope Valley Union High School District, all in California. He had a law practice in Provo, Utah for several years. He was also a math and religion instructor at Brigham Young University. At one time he was the director of the Options for Youth Charter School in Lancaster, California. Upon retirement, he moved to Salt Lake in 2003.
In the LDS Church, he served in a variety of positions including 1st councilor in his mission presidency, Elders quorum president, several bishoprics, several high councils, Gospel Doctrine teacher, temple worker, and 1st councilor in a stake presidency.
He had a passion for history, and a gift for making difficult concepts easily understood. Many former students, not to mention all of his five children, will attest to this.
He loved going to the movies, and he enjoyed interesting conversation. At social events, he made all feel at ease. He knew how to be happy with little things.
Above all, Dale was a devoted husband and a loving father. Many view him as the kindest person they have ever known.
Dale is survived by his wife Annette of Salt Lake City, and children: Marilyn Baird of Lafayette, CA; Glen Andersen of Aurora, OH; John Andersen of Portland, OR; Steven Andersen of Farmington, UT; Susan Offerdahl of Columbia, MO; 17 grandchildren, 2 nieces, and 8 nephews.
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Created by: John Andersen
Record added: Feb 19, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10499833
The end of this life marks the end of only a part of our journey. May the peace of the Infinite guide your soul.|
Added: May. 4, 2006