Alden H. Anderson


(Oct. 14, 2008)

Alden H. Anderson, 97, died Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Powell Valley Care Center.

He was born Dec. 10, 1910, son of Charles G. Anderson and Hattie Addie (Harley) Anderson. He grew up and attended schools in Penrose, Garland and Powell.

He married Evadean Asay July 5, 1936, in Byron. Thirty-four years later, he married Mary Cottrell, and later, he married Trilma Despain.

He was a farmer and also worked at Lovell Clay Products before retiring. He was a member of the LDS Church, a Boy Scout leader and a member of the Byron Cemetery District board.

Alden took part in numerous church activities and enjoyed hunting and fishing, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include sons, Wayne (Galye) Anderson of Hayden, Idaho, Kenneth (Josie) Anderson of Linthicum Heights, Md., Clarence (Colleen) Anderson of Powell and Elton (Sarah) Anderson of Powell; daughters, Judith Wall (Gene) of Salt Lake City, Utah, Shirley Anderson of Beckley, W.V., and Sheri Houghton of Farmington, Maine; numerous extended children; brother, Wilbur (Leona) Anderson of Nyssa, Ore.; 25 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Evadean, Mary and Trilma; sons, Donald and Rex; daughters, Arlene, Nadine and Gayelynn; five brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Powell LDS Church on Avenue E, with Bishop Dan Bennion officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the funeral. Burial will be in the Penrose Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home.

For those who wish, the family would appreciate memorials to the Alzheimer's and Dementia Unit at Powell Valley Care Center.