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Obituary: Alta Spencer Anderson

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Our kind and beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grand-mother, died Jan. 10, 2002 in Gunnison, Utah.

She was born June 14, 1912 in Colonia Dublan, Chihuahua, Mexico, a daughter of Austin Jabez and Hannah Elizabeth Price Spencer. She graduated from North Sevier High School in Salina, Utah, Class of 1930, where she served as her Senior Class President. She attended Utah State University. Alta married Samuel Glen Anderson, November 20, 1930 in Richfield, Utah. He died March 5, 1966. She married Franklin Cowley June 26, 1970 in the Manti LDS Temple. He died June of 1977. She married Lawrence E. Anderson, May 12, 1990 in Aurora, Utah. She was an active member of the LDS Church, serving as ward pianist, Sunday School and Primary teacher, and a member of the ward choir. She was also a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She served as a 4-H Leader and a Correspondent for the Richfield Reaper. Alta loved to quilt, garden, play the piano, cook, fish and be a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Lawrence, of Gunnison; children: Darwin G. and Marilyn Anderson of Aurora; LaVona Anderson of Henderson, NV; Julian L. and Faye Anderson of St. George; Althea Anderson of Clearfield; Eugene B. Anderson of Monroe; 24 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Jay Spencer of Aurora; Harold Spencer of Los Angeles, CA; Waldo Spencer of Layton; Preston Spencer and Leonard Spencer, both of Ogden; Quinn Spencer of South Jordan; Leona Huntsman of Manti. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lillian Anderson; a great-granddaughter, Shandy Rhea Anderson; her parents; two sisters: Rosalie Swanson and Dorthea Aaron Taylor; and one brother: Hyrum Spencer.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 14, 2002 at 11 a.m. in the Gunnison LDS Stake Center, 80 W. Center Street in Gunnison, where friends may call for viewing Monday morning from 9:30-10:30 prior to the services. Burial will be in the Aurora City Cemetery under the direction of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.