"The true measure of a man's life is the love he leaves behind in the hearts of those he's touched." With hearts full of love and gratitude, we note the passing of Robert Mack Andersen.

Born August 23, 1923 in Tremonton, Utah to Ira and Dagmar Andersen, the eighth of nine children. He died at home August 7, 1994, of heart disease and cancer. Married the love of his life, Shirley Taylor, on May 22, 1943 in Ogden, Utah; solemnized at the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Proud of his Danish and Pioneer heritage, he served the country he loved, in the U.S. Army, and fulfilled his dream of farming in Washington. He was a High Priest in the LDS Church, serving in the ward bishopric and on a stake mission.A man of great character, intelligence and wit. He used his sense of humor to put people around him at ease, and to entertain his family. Even as his body was failing him, his wit did not.

A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he leaves his wife, Shirley; his son and namesake, Robert Mack Andersen II (Telarry); his daughters, Dena Andersen, Barbara Gold (Jeff), Christine Boyd (David), and Judy Andersen-Geren (Ray). The joy in his life were his 10 grandsons and four granddaughters. He is also survived by a younger brother, Dale Andersen of Montana. Preceding him in death is an infant grandson.

Funeral services Thursday, August 11th, at 11 a.m., Salt Lake 17th Ward Chapel, located at 225 West 500 North. Friends may call at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Wednesday evening 6-8 p.m., and at the Ward on Thursday 10-10:45 a.m. Burial will be at the Bear River Cemetery, Box Elder County.

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