Merrill Reynolds Anderson1916 ~ 2012Merrill Reynolds Anderson passed away peacefully Thursday, February 2, 2012.He was born April 23, 1916, in Vernal, Utah to Fredrick and Della Anderson. Merrill served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1939-1941 in the Northern States Mission. Following his mission he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served honorably from 1942-1946.He married Enid Massey, in the Salt Lake City Temple on April 3, 1946. They shared nearly 66 years together. They were blessed with four children - Bradley (Olivia Dahl), Merrilyn (Michael Lynch), Rudy (Karen McCuistion), Sterling, 26 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren. They initially settled in Maesar UT. In 1950 they moved to Rangely CO where he was hired by Chevron Oil. In 1963, he was transferred to LaBarge, WY. He retired in 1976 and moved to Kemmerer, WY where they delivered mail to surrounding rural ranch areas.They served in the Peoria Illinois Mission from 1986 to 1988. They then relocated to Orem, UT where they lived for 25 years. Merrill was Bishop in Rangely, CO and LaBarge WY for a combined total of 21 years and then served as the first president of the Kemmerer, WY Stake. He also served as Stake Patriarch. Merrill and Enid also served as temple workers in both the Provo and Timpanogos Temples for nine years.Preceding him in death are two grandchildren, Shawna Michelle Nielson and Robert Sterling Anderson as well as Laurel Enser, Enid's younger sister who lived with them from the age of 12. All of Merrill's siblings have passed on: Ethel Marie Wright, Clyde Reynolds Anderson and Enid Mirl Coon.We bid farewell dear husband, father, grandpa, and friend. By your very presence, the earth was graced with light that reflected your testimony of Jesus Christ. Your legacy is assured in the hearts of all those who have known you. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wed, Feb. 8, 2012 in the Geneva Heights 5th Ward building (546 N. 500 W., Orem, Utah), with a brief viewing from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. There will also be a viewing in the same building Tues Feb. 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Interment will be in the Orem City Cemetery at 1520 N. 800 E. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.premierfuneral.com. Those wishing to send flowers, please have them sent to the church address one hour prior to the viewings either Tues. or Wed.