Edward Rollins Anderson “Ted”returned to his Heavenly Father and his eternal mate, Nancy, on Thursday, April 19, 2012. Ted was born New Year’s Eve in 1921 in Beaver, Utah to Charles and Josephine Anderson. He spent his first years living in the “Avenues of Salt Lake”, moving to Boise, Idaho at age 10.
Ted joined the National Guard at age 18 as part of the 41st Division or Sunset Division 116th. He served during WWII in New Guinea and Australia. After the war, Ted settled in Santa Cruz, California, where he met his sweetheart, Nancy Sorensen, from Mapleton, Utah. They married in the LDS Salt Lake Temple on June 24, 1946. They soon returned to make their home in California and raised their family of three children in Watsonville. Working side by side they owned and operated Anderson’s Mattress and Upholstery in three locations: Watsonville, Santa Cruz, and Seaside.
Ted served the Lord faithfully in his church and was called as Branch President and later Bishop of the first LDS (Mormon) Ward in Watsonville. Throughout his life, Ted sought to serve his Savoir, his fellow man and his family.
In 1985 Ted and Nancy returned to live in Utah to enjoy their retirement. He loved to fish with his sons, and on their last fishing trip, after a successful day on the lake, he announced, “Now I can die a happy man.” We will remember him as a man of integrity, principles, and “the life of the party.”
Ted was preceded in death by his wife Nancy, just three months prior to their 60th wedding anniversary. Ted is survived by one brother, Allen, and children Edward R. (Lorna) Anderson II, Nancy Jo (Robert) Mendonsa, and Jeffery D. (Leslie) Anderson. He leaves nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, who all loved their “Uncle Ted.”
Services will be held on April 24th at 10:00AM in Taylorsville, Utah. Funeral arrangements are through the Mc Dougal Funeral Home of Taylorsville, Utah.For the complete article see the 04-24-2012 issue.
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