Beloved sweetheart, eternal companion, son, father and grandfather, Robert Kenneth Anderson, 73, returned home to his Heavenly Father, March 11, 1991, following heart surgery.
Born July 16, 1917, in Salt Lake City, the eldest son of Kenneth Willey and Margaret (Margie) Giles Anderson. Married his sweetheart, Ruth Braithwaite, April 7, 1942. They became eternal companions in the Mesa LDS Temple, March 11, 1947. A Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy for ten years (through World War II); he retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 25 years. Bob was a charter member of the Canyon Rim Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers. He served his Father in Heaven faithfully his entire life, including counselor to three Bishops, and Ward Clerk for 17 years. Bob loved and lived life to the fullest with his family.Survived by his wife; three sons, Robert, Jr. (JoEllen), Brian (Jan) and Richard (Deb); three daughters, Cheryl (Jim) Wilhelm, Donna (Chris) Butler and Anita (Steve) Hansen; 31 grandchildren; mother, Margie, 93; brother, Billy (Ruth); sister, Mary (Keith) Richardson. He joins his father, Ken and his brother, Joseph, who awaited his arrival.
Funeral services Friday, March 15th, 12 noon, in the Canyon Rim First Ward, 3100 So. 3000 East. Friends may call Thursday evening 6-8 p.m., Holbrook Funeral Chapel, 3251 So. 2300 East, and at the ward Friday 11-11:45 a.m. Interment: Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. Funeral Directors: The Holbrook Funeral Chapel.
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