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Don Leland Anderson
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Birth: Sep. 9, 1929
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Jun. 22, 2006
Saint George
Washington County
Utah, USA

Salt Lake Tribune, The (UT) - June 25, 2006

Deceased Name: Don Leland Anderson

UT United States Don Leland Anderson 1929 ~ 2006 Don Anderson, 76, passed away in his sleep at home in St George, UT after a lingering illness.

He was born Sept. 9, 1929 in Salt Lake City, UT to Leland E. and Blanche Hunsaker Anderson, was raised in Manti, and in 1951 received a degree in Pharmacy from the Univ. of Utah.

Upon graduating he joined the Navy where he was trained as a Corpsman and placed in charge of the hospital pharmacy at Portsmouth Naval Base, NH. Discharged in 1955, he became a medical representative for Burroughs Welcome & Co. settling in Salt Lake City.

He met his wife, Patricia Brown, while in Portsmouth, were married in Fort Wayne, IN May 6, 1953 and were sealed in the Jordan River Temple Jan. 12, 1991.

They had two sons while at Portsmouth, Leland Blaine born Jan. 23, 1954 who died Jan. 11, 1957 and Leslie Charles born Feb. 5, 1955.

After settling in Salt Lake City, Raymond Reed was born Dec. 21, 1961.

On March 31, 2000 they resettled in St. George.

Don loved the outdoors, especially their home in the mountains, a cabin in Manti Canyon. There they spent many days as a family, hunting and fishing and just having fun with the boys and many great friends. Duck hunting out at the Great Salt Lake with his sons, friends, and dog, Mandy, was also a favorite. The ducks and geese won't be missing him. As an avid hunter, he was often heard telling his hunting companions they were "burning daylight", while it was still night. Who knew the ducks and deer were up at that hour? He loved the desert and rock hounding, dug Idaho fire opal and turned it into jewelry to the delight of friends, doctors and nurses everywhere. His exposure to the land as a child stayed with him to the end as he loved to garden and was known for his "overproduction" of fruits and vegetables. As a husband he provided quality control for every batch of candy or cookies that came out of the kitchen. Known for his sense of humor and love of people, he will be missed.

He is preceded in death by parents; son, Leland; two sisters, Sharon and Shirley; and brother-in-law, Dion Frazier.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Pat; sons, Les (Mary) and Ray (Michelle); grandchildren, Andrew, Carlie, and Matthew; sisters, Helen (James) Thornton, Lois (Gerald) Hayward, Faye Frazier; and brother-in-law, Stanford Cazier.

A viewing will be held at Heideman Mortuary in St. George, from 6:00-7:00 p.m., Monday, June 26th. The funeral services will be Tuesday, 11 a.m. June 27th at Morningside 2nd Ward, St. George, preceded by a viewing starting at 10 a.m. Internment will follow at Tonaquint Cemetery, 177 So. Dixie Dr., St. George, UT.

Salt Lake Tribune, The (UT)
Date: June 25, 2006
Record Number: 18220159
(c) 2006 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. Reproduced with the permission of Media NewsGroup, Inc. by NewsBank, Inc.

Family links: 
  Leland Erastus Anderson (1898 - 1983)
  Blanche Hunsaker Anderson (1900 - 1978)
  Patricia Ann Brown Anderson (1933 - 2011)*
  Don Leland Anderson (1929 - 2006)
  Shirley Anderson Cazier (1931 - 1999)*
  Sharon Elaine Anderson (1935 - 1936)*
*Calculated relationship
Tonaquint Cemetery
Saint George
Washington County
Utah, USA
Maintained by: Chad Kendell
Originally Created by: Bill E. Doman
Record added: Apr 09, 2007
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Don Leland Anderson
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