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William L. "Lawrence" Anderton
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Birth: Apr. 15, 1912
Twin Falls County
Idaho, USA
Death: Apr. 3, 2006
Saint George
Washington County
Utah, USA

William "Lawrence" Anderton 4/25/12 ~ 4/3/06 After a long and happy life, William "Lawrence" Anderton passed away peacefully April 3, 2006 in St. George, Utah.

Lawrence was born April 25, 1912 in Buhl, Idaho to R.J. and Nellie (Taylor) Anderton.

Lawrence had seven brothers and sisters. His first real memory was of his sister Daisy's birth. He joked that the memory was vivid not because he had a new sister, but because it was the first time he ever saw an automobile, which the doctor drove to his house for the birth.

Lawrence attended East High School after his family moved to Salt Lake City. This is where he met his future wife, Carolyn Worden. They wed on February 27, 1937, after Lawrence served in the Navy.

Lawrence attended the University of Utah on the GI Bill, earning a B.S. in Biology. He taught high school in the Salt Lake City School District for many years.

After his father retired, Lawrence quit his teaching career to take over the family homebuilding business. He and his brothers ran the business for 12 years, building many housing developments in the 1940's and 50's. When the housing market slumped, however, Lawrence was happy to go back to teaching, this time in the Granite School District, from which he retired in 1977.

Lawrence then put his formidable home building skills to work at the age of 70, when he single-handedly designed and built a dream retirement home for he and Carolyn in Hurricane, Utah.

Throughout his life, Lawrence was actively involved in church service. He was a founding member of both the Holladay Community Church and the Cottonwood Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City, Utah.

When he and Carolyn were building their retirement home, they became charter members of the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in St. George, Utah. He served on the building committees of each church he attended.

During the last few years of his life, Lawrence attended the Granger Community Church.

Lawrence never stopped teaching and loved to take his children and grandchildren on historical "field trips" throughout Southern Utah, regaling them with the history of the area. He and Carolyn had six children. Lawrence's greatest joy and source of pride was his family.

He always remarked that if a man's success was measured by the accomplishments of his children, then he was the most successful man he knew! He was very proud of each of them and celebrated their successes as his own. His zest for knowledge and learning remained strong even through the last days of his life.

At nearly 94 years old, he was an avid reader, and had started painting as a new hobby. His love, wit, enthusiasm, and intellect will be missed tremendously. He is survived by:
His sister, Daisy (Dave) Spafford;
His children:
1. William "Bill" (Sheila) Anderton,
2. Richard (Bonnie) Anderton,
3. Colleen (Jim) Norton,
4. Susan (Roy) Hebert,
5.Doug (Teri) Anderton;
Daughter-in-law, Peggy Anderton;
10 grandchildren,
nine great-grandchildren
one great great-grandchild.

He is predeceased by his parents;
Brothers and sisters;
Wife, Carolyn Worden Anderton;
Most recently, his son, Robert Anderton (Peggy).

Memorial services will be held Monday, May 8, 11:00 a.m. at the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 611 North 2450 East, St. George, Utah.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on April 16, 2006 
Family links: 
  Ellen Sophronia Taylor Anderton (1875 - 1947)
  Robert Dean Anderton (1941 - 2006)*
  Martha Marie Anderton (1907 - 1981)*
  William L. Anderton (1912 - 2006)
  Ivan Eugene Anderton (1914 - 1956)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint George City Cemetery
Saint George
Washington County
Utah, USA
Created by: Walter Pack Family
Record added: Feb 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84841623
William L. Lawrence Anderton
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