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 Elmer Joseph “Andy” Anderson

Elmer Joseph “Andy” Anderson

Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 11 Feb 1992 (aged 80)
Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
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Memorial ID 36234 · View Source
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Elmer Joseph Anderson, dear father, grand-father, brother, uncle and friend, 80, passed away peacefully Feb. 11, 1992, at his home in Midvale, Utah.

Born May 23, 1911 in Murray, Utah to Anna and Alfred Anderson.

He attended Murray's finest schools and after successfully serving a mission in Stockholm Sweden, Elmer, fondly called "Andy", married his sweetheart, Erma Phyllis Gordon, April 3, 1934, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Erma passed away June 16, 1984. Andy, as he was so remembered, worked for "Safeway" Stores along the way. Elmer will be remembered by many, having served in the Murray area as Bishop, twice in the Murray 4th Ward. He also served in many other church responsibilities including, teacher, missionary, high councilor, and Jordan River LDS Temple veil worker. Scouting was also an important part of his life.

His life was always one of teaching his family and neighbors about the meaning of life and its trials. Elmer knew full well of many trials having suffered a long, hard-fought battle with Arthritis, which helped to bring his life to a close.

Wife and Sweetheart, Erma Phyllis Gordon Anderson died Jun. 16, 1984

Survivors: sons and daughter, Alfred G. Anderson and wife, Bettye, Beaufort, South Carolina; Carol D. Mann and husband, Ronald, Salt Lake City; Joseph E. Anderson, Wilmington, Del.; Vernon R. Anderson and wife, Georgia, Overland Park, Kansas; 18 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren; brothers and sister, Harry Anderson, Milton Anderson and Ruth Gabbott. Preceded in death by an infant daughter, Erma Elaine.

Funeral services Saturday, February 15, 1992, 1 p.m. in the Midvale 6th LDS Ward Chapel, 425 Jackson St. Friends may call at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State, Friday 6-8 p.m. and Saturday at the church from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Burial, Murray City Cemetery.

Source- Deseret News Thursday, February 13, 1992 Obituary

Biography & Photo Album: of Elmer Joseph Anderson & Erma Phyllis Gordon

I Remember Dad, Elmer Joseph Anderson




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  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36234
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elmer Joseph “Andy” Anderson (23 May 1911–11 Feb 1992), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36234, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SMSmith (contributor 46491005) .