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Ransom Ragene Anderson

  • Birth 25 Aug 1936 Philip, Haakon County, South Dakota, USA
  • Death 1 Mar 1998 Ogden, Weber County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Willard, Box Elder County, Utah, USA
  • Plot Ward 18 Block 4 Lot 1 Grave 5
  • Memorial ID 96309032

Son of Charlotte Marie Pederson and Ransom Delbert Anderson.

Husband of Mary Lee Cantwell.

Ransom battled heart disease for several years; after surgery and the implant of a defibrillator, he still struggled and finally succumbed at Ogden Regional Hospital in Ogden, Weber, Utah.

He and Mary had been married in Osceola, Arkansas while he was stationed in the Air Force. They adored one another and their family.

After his discharge, he worked and traveled to various parts of the country. While working at Northrop Grumman Corporation, one of the largest aerospace defense technology companies, he developed a Radio Graphic teaching manual.

Ransom graduated from Harbor College in 1970 and received his doctorate from South Bay University of Law in 1975. He was stationed in Utah in 1955, was transferred to various places, living in California for 32 years, finally returning to Utah in 1987 where he worked for at Thiokol International. His family and close friends knew how brilliant he was, but Ransom always remained humble.

Ransom was an avid reader, loved antique cars & trains, guns, hunting, sports, animals, politics and was an avid Clinton supporter (NOT!!!). Ransom enjoyed hunting the outdoors before his health started failing.

A special joy and light in his life were his grandchildren. He enjoyed reading and telling stories to them, often singing old songs to them as well. Lots of the stories he told were the same that he had told to his own children. Helping to tend the younger ones made him happy. Lots of laughs and smiles were shared over funny and cute things he observed.

The Gospel was also important to Ransom. He was baptized into the LDS Church in 1968 and he was a very positive influence over his family, bringing them closer to Jesus Christ and His Gospel. Having his grandchildren in the Church made him proud. The 23rd Psalm gave him strength.

He made himself always available, making sure he was there for everyone. Ransom was always looked to for guidance; he will greatly be missed.

He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter and their spouses, along with another special daughter-in-law. Another son-in-law also remained a part of his life; divorce did not affect Ransom's love of others. He dearly loved his ten grandchildren and 11 special nieces and nephews.

He is also survived by two brothers and two sisters and their spouses. His Aunt Wilma and Uncle Orval had a special place in his heart.

Funeral services were conducted at Willard First Ward LDS Chapel.





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  • Added: 31 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 96309032
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ransom Ragene Anderson (25 Aug 1936–1 Mar 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96309032, citing Willard Precinct Cemetery, Willard, Box Elder County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by history4sure (contributor 46997739) .