HURRICANE — Geneal Anderson, 51, former Paiute national chairwoman, died Feb. 7, 2003, at the Hurricane Rehabilitation Center.

She served on the Paiute Tribal Council for more than 16 years and was chairwoman for more than 13 years for 750 tribal members, 45 tribal employees and 35,000 acres of reservation lands covering a five-county area in southwestern Utah.

A member of the Indian Peaks Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, she was instrumental in assisting the Paiute Tribe in the nine years it took it to regain recognition and to recoup lands that were lost in the early 1950s.

Ms. Anderson had also been chairwoman of the Utah Indian Health Advisory Board and the Paiute Tribes Health Advisory Board. She served on the Governor's Board for the Utah Division of Indian Affairs. She was involved in coordination of cultural-resource issues for the Paiute Tribe and worked in the day-to-day administration of the Paiute Tribe's social, economic, financial and educational programs.

A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served a full-time mission to Rapid City, S.D., and graduated from Brigham Young University in 1972.

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Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 12, in Cedar City at the Canyon View LDS Stake Center. Burial was in the Cedar City Cemetery.

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