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Elder Joseph Anderson, 102, passed away March 13, 1992.

Born November 20, 1889 in Salt Lake City, son of George and Isabella Watson Anderson. Married Norma Ettie Peterson, November 11, 1915 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She passed away August 24, 1985.Elder Anderson attended Weber Academy (now Weber State College) in Ogden. He was a student of a fellow-Scotsman, David O. McKay. The family moved back to Salt Lake City, where Elder Anderson worked for the Consolidated Wagon and Machine Co.

He served as a missionary for the church in Switzerland and Germany from 1911 to 1914. After returning from his mission, he was employed in the Merchants Bank of Salt Lake City and for a short time with Utah Fuel Co.

Elder Anderson served as secretary to President Heber J. Grant from 1922 until President Grant's death in 1945. He was secretary to the First Presidency from 1923 to 1970 - working under three more presidents of the church - George Albert Smith, David O. McKay and Joseph Fielding Smith.

He was sustained as an Assistant to the Twelve April 6, 1970, and was sustained as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy October 1, 1976. In 1972 he was appointed managing director of the Church Historical Department.

Other positions held by Elder Anderson included bishop's counselor in the 33rd Ward, Liberty Stake; Sunday School superintendent; member of the Bonneville Stake high council for 21 years; director, member of the executive committee, and secretary-treasurer of the Deseret Book Co.; vice-president of Gunnison Sugar Co.

He also served a a member of the board of directors of Saltair Beach Co. and was a member of the board of the Salt Lake Garfield and Western Railroad.

Survivors: son, J. Robert Anderson and wife Jean; daughter, Bette Lloyd and husband Maurice; son-in-law, William C. Card; 10 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter, Elaine A. Card.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 17, 1992, 12:00 noon, Bonneville Stake Center, 1535 E. Bonneview Drive. Friends may call at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, Monday 7-9 p.m. and at the Stake Center Tuesday, 11-11:45 a.m. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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