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Obituary: Dantzel Tingey Anderson

1918 ~ 2004

Dantzel Tingey Anderson passed away Friday, October 29, 2004 at the home of her son in Provo.

She was born July 22, 1918 to Melvin Hyrum Tingey and Annie Romer Tingey in Brigham City, Utah. Her father died of influenza in the epidemic of 1918 only three and one-half months following Dantzel's birth, leaving his young widow to rear two children by herself. Her older brother Newell was Dantzel's protector, and her mother set an impressive example of independence and resourcefulness as she educated herself and provided for her family, playing an important role in the health care of the community. Starting out as a home health care nurse, she eventually became an anesthesiologist, assisted with surgeries, and saw to the administration of the Coolie Hospital in Brigham City. She maintained a small apartment in the hospital where Dantzel and her brother grew up.

Following her graduation from Box Elder High School, Dantzel moved to Salt Lake City to attend Nursing School at LDS Hospital and the U. of U., graduating with the class of 1939. She was working at LDS Hospital when she met Ralph Willard Anderson of Elsinore. They were married in the Manti Utah Temple on her birthday, July 22, 1940, and set up housekeeping in Salt Lake City where Ralph eventually started his own accounting office with Dantzel as his partner in business and life.

They happily welcomed four children into their home as they led busy lives of service in their church and community. Over the ensuing years Dantzel volunteered her time and skills at Primary Children's Hospital and the Red Cross, and tutored at an elementary school across town. She was active in the church and served as Primary president in her ward, stake, and also at Primary Children's Hospital. She served as an MIA teacher, visiting teacher, and she taught the 7-8 year olds in Primary for many years.

Ralph and Dantzel celebrated 55 happy years together. After Ralph's death in October of 1995, she was content to stay in her home, surrounded by the friends and neighbors she and Ralph had grown to love. Following a stroke in June 2001, Dantzel had resided with or been in the company of one or more of her children at all times.

Dantzel loved to travel, and she and Ralph took many wonderful trips around the world with friends and family. Their children and their spouses will long treasure the memories they share of times spent exploring fun and exciting places with Ralph, Dantzel and each other.

Dantzel is survived by three sons and one daughter, David (Kathy) Anderson of Provo, Renee (Ken) Robinson of Marietta, Ohio, Duane (Leslie) Anderson of Orem, and Richard (Susan) of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; 27 grandchildren; and 32 great-grand-children; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Gerloan Tingey of Salt Lake City, Ethel Dastrup of Richfield, Alene and Lynn Oldroyd of Salt Lake City, Betty and Dale Walters of Richfield, and George and Shirley Anderson of Elsinore; as well as numerous loved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; brother, Newell Tingey; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Wendell and Beth Anderson, Anna Mary Anderson, Paul Thomas Anderson, Arnel Dastrup, Anna Ruth Anderson, and Virgina Anderson.

A viewing will be held in Salt Lake City at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple Tuesday, November 2, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held in Provo at Pleasant View Chapel, 2445 North 650 East Wed-nesday, November 3, at 11 a.m. with a viewing from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery.