Dewey R. Anderson
Dewey R. Anderson April 20, 1929 - October 14, 2016 Dewey Ray Anderson (87) was born in Pocatello Idaho on April 20th, 1929. He passed away at home October 14th, 2016 in Soda Springs, Idaho due to complications of cancer. Dewey was the first born son of Orlando Anderson and Annetta Frandsen. His early years were spent in Star Valley Wyoming where he attended elementary and junior high school. As a youth, he worked as carpenter and sheep herder for Wardell Clinger. He also worked as a ranch hand and camp cook for the McNeel family. He was a Wyoming Game and Fish officer for a short time and enlisted in the US Army 1948. He was trained as a mechanic and garage foreman in Fort Jackson, S.C. and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. After an honorable discharge, he served in the Army National Guard until 1958. While living in Pocatello after his discharge, he worked at Bannock Tire Service and enrolled in night classes at the Grimm's Business College under the G.I Bill. He lived in a home he had purchased for his family. In 1957 he met Linda Sanders in Pocatello, Idaho who was enrolled in daytime classes at Grimm's college. They were later married in the Idaho Falls Temple, March 28, 1958. They are the parents of Terry and Kathy Anderson, Jeff and Fay Anderson of Soda Springs, Idaho , Camille and John Hampton of Meridian Idaho, Ryan and Lorna Anderson of St. George, Utah, Diana and Vince Rosdahl, of New Canaan, Connecticut, Heidi and Brandon Jarrett of Lake Balboa, California and Lori and Donell Weighall of Soda Springs. In August of 1958, the young couple moved to Soda Springs to open and manage the newest Sanders Furniture store. While living and working in Soda Springs, Dewey was active in the Lions Club, where he served as president, Co-chair of the Bailey Creek Rodeo Committee, Pageant ticket sales. He also served on the Fairview Cemetery Board, as Intermountain Electrical Association President South Eastern Idaho Chapter and TV translator board member/secretary. He was an avid Cardinal sports booster. Dewey received the Lions Club Melvin Jones Fellow Humanitarian award and Soda Springs Hero in 2016. Dewey loved being in the mountains. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, running, biking, cross country skiing, and working with the family horses. He participated in numerous county and area 5K races and fun runs even after he was diagnosed with cancer at age 83. Dewey is an Elder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served as a deacon's quorum advisor, ward clerk, employment specialist, choir president, and 15 years in their favorite calling as meeting coordinators for Spring Creek Manor. Dewey is preceded in death by his parents and sisters Donetta Walker, Marlene Schwab, and brother Clyde Anderson and grandson Nolan Ryan Anderson. He is survived by his wife, and children, 35 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren, and siblings, Kay Tolman Anderson of Chubbuck Idaho, Lamont Chatterly Anderson of Auburn, California and Jean Brock of Thornton, Colorado. . Services will be under the direction of the Sims Funeral Home in Soda Springs, Idaho and will be conducted on Friday, October 21st at 1:00 pm in the Soda Springs Idaho Stake Center, 290 S 300 West. A public viewing will be held at the Sims Funeral Home on Thursday evening, October 20th, from 6 - 8 PM and from 11:00 to 12:30 PM at the Stake Center the day of the services. Condolences and memories can be shared with the family online at www.simsfh.com .
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