|Birth: ||Feb. 28, 1884|
|Death: ||May 29, 1961|
Obituary saved by Haskell Funeral Home
Printed in: The Lovell Chronicle
Added by: Lovell Cemetery
Clarence Wilford Anderson was born at Milfork, Utah, Feb. 28, 1884, the third son of Gustave and Mary Larsen Anderson. He had four brothers and two sisters.
He attended school in Clover, Utah and continued until he had completed all the grades given in the Clover District School and later attended Big Horn Academy at Cowley.
To supplement the family income he worked at odd jobs during the summers; he carried mail from St. John to Vernon in a one horse two wheeled cart.
In 1900 his father and older brother Raphael came to the Big Horn Basin. In 1901 they sold the farm and the rest of the family came out to join them, where his father had rented a farm in Burlington. He worked on the railroad from Tulocu, Mont., to Cody. He worked the canal and helped build a wagon road through Yellowstone Park.
He made several trips on foot and horseback to Utah helping to bring back colonizers to the Big Horn Basin. Over the years he worked at any job he could find, going where ever the job took him.
He was always an active member of the church, teaching the gospel both as a ward teacher and a home missionary, he continued these activities as long as his health would permit.
He was vitally interested in finding and completing a complete family pedigree chart. He spent many long tedious hours and many hard earned dollars in search of names and information to add to the family chart. He wrote stories of the lives of his father, mother, uncle and himself, for future generations.
Having suffered with pneumonia for several winters he was told that unless he moved to milder climate his chances for survival were nil. So he went to Broderick, Calif., in 1946,where he worked for the Rice Growers Association, until his retirement.
He passed away May 30 at his home in Broderick.
He is survived by four brothers, Charles G. of Garland, Rapheal A. of Salt Lake City, Utah, John Franklin of Cowley and Jesse J. of Annahiem, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother and sisters, May Tanner and Clara Welch.
Gustave Anderson (1842 - 1921)
Mary Larsen Anderson (1853 - 1943)
Raphael Andrew Anderson (1881 - 1962)*
Clarence Wilford Anderson (1884 - 1961)
John Franklin Anderson (1886 - 1967)*
Clara Enger Selina Anderson Welch (1889 - 1945)*
Big Horn County
Created by: Lovell Cemetery
Record added: Mar 31, 2010
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