|Birth: ||Jan. 20, 1933|
|Death: ||Mar. 13, 2011|
Gary Gardner Anderson was called back to his Father in Heaven on March 13, 2011. His death was unexpected after complications of a brain surgery in Provo, Utah. He was born in Chester, Utah in which he considers Sanpete County to be God's country. He was born to John Verl Anderson and Gem Rose Francis (Rosie) on January 20, 1933 and was the 2nd of 8 children. He grew up on a farm in Lake Shore, Utah. He loved farming with his 5 other brothers. He married Linda Shelton on June 4, 1965 and they have been married for 45 years. Together they had 4 children, Gina Tuttle, Cami Jo Clark, Sherilyn Woodhouse, and Brian Gary Anderson. He had a total of 16 grandchildren who were the light of his life. He is preceded in death by his parents John Verl Anderson and Gem Rose Francis; brother Darrell John Anderson, and grandson Caleb Brian Tuttle.
Gary served in the Korean War and spent 2 years in Japan. During that time, he gained a love of taking pictures and it sparked an interest in scrapbooking. For employment, he worked as a heavy equipment operator for 44 years and was a member of the Operating Engineers Local # 3. He worked for Thorns , Geneva Rock, and WW Clyde construction.
After being a workaholic he developed some interesting hobbies to keep himself busy. He bought a puppy, and became a Jazz fan. He started calling his daughters daily. He went antiquing and shopping at Dillards. He restored antique tractors, ate hamburger lunches, and became a scrap booker. Gary loved to restore antique tractors and completed 2 Allis Chalmers with the help of close friends. He was so passionate about this pastime that he would work 12 hours straight. He also collected toy tractors which his grandchildren loved.
Interesting things to know about Gary was that he owned a large collection of button up shirts in several shades of blue; he was always politically active, followed the current political events, and he was a proud contributor to the Democratic Party. As a Dad, a husband, a brother, and a friend, he will be greatly missed for who he was - a wonderful man.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 18, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Spanish Fork 3rd Ward Chapel, 360 North 650 West, Spanish Fork, Utah. Family and friends may call on Thursday evening, March 17, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Walker Mortuary, 187 S. Main, Spanish Fork, or on Friday morning at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be at the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.
John Verl Anderson (1903 - 1983)
Gem Rose Francis Anderson (1911 - 2005)
Spanish Fork City Cemetery
Created by: AnnieDuckettHundley
Record added: Mar 17, 2011
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