Gary Eugene Anderson, Salt Lake City businessman, died Thursday, January 29, 1998, while snorkeling in St. John Virgin Islands.
He was born November 16, 1938, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Gordon and Kathryn Little Anderson. He married Marilyn Johnson on June 28, 1966, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They are the parents of Michael Gordon, Steven Lee, David Paul, and Elder Mark Gary (serving in the Pa. Harrisburg Mission).Gary lived his early years in Jerome, Idaho, and attended Brigham Young University and University of Utah following his serving an LDS mission to the Southern States.
Gary was in the retail clothing business for many years and was associated with the
Wagon Master Steak Company.
He served as a Fruit Heights City Councilman, and was presently on the Board of Directors for the YMCA. He touched the lives of many young people as an Aaronic Priesthood leader, Primary teacher and Stake Young Single Adult advisor. He served as councilor in a bishopric, was a gospel doctrine teacher and high councilor. He currently was serving as a councilor in the Fruit Heights 2nd Ward high priest group.
Gary touched the hearts of the young and the old. He loved his family dearly and was a man with many friends. He was a great teacher, loved books, good music, dancing, and made life `fun'....did you hear the joke about....?
He is survived by his parents of Kearns, Utah; sister, Kathryn (Dwaine) Allred of South Jordan; brothers, Delmas (Sandi) of West Valley, Craig (Denise) of Layton; sister-in-law, Birdie (Steve Whitney) of West Valley; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by a brother, Paul, and sister, Janeen.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 5, 1998, at 11 a.m. at the Fruit Heights LDS 2nd Ward Chapel, 910 So. Mountain Road. Friends may call Wednesday, February 4, from 6-9 p.m. at Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary, 400 No. Main Street, and from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to funeral services. Interment, Kaysville City Cemetery.
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