Boyd A. Anderson

Boyd A. Anderson, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the Central Utah Veteran’s Home.  Many family members  were by his side at the time of his passing.

He was born on February 8, 1932 in Logan, Utah to James, Arthur Anderson and Florence Beard Anderson.  He was the youngest of 4 children.  He attended West High School in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He was inducted into the army in September of 1952, and was honorably discharged in September 1960.  Dad served in Panama as a radar technician and army cook, at the tail end of the Korean war.  Upon his return, Dad met the love of his life, Myrl Lindsay.  He met Mom, while on a blind date doubling with a friend. Mom was his friend’s date, but Dad knew she was the one the moment he laid eyes on her.  He asked her to marry him two weeks after their first date.  He and Myrl were married in May 25, 1956. Together they had 5 children, Peter, Karen, Allen, Lee, Lisa.

Myrl was the center of Dad’s life.  He spent his every effort making sure she was happy.  He built her the home (castle) of her dreams, filled with lovely flower beds and an amazing view of the mountains.  He was always building “just one more addition” to make it a little better for her.  When she found an outfit or a pair of shoes she liked, he would make sure that she would have one in every color. He worked hard to provide a good life for his family, always working two full time jobs to make sure there was enough for their needs and a fun vacation every year or two.

Dad could do anything he set his mind to do…a real renaissance man, able to teach art in many areas, including drawing, leather working, candle making, ceramics, and jewelry making and yet he could teach math too. He would cook for his kids, do master woodworking, and build amazing houses.  His work ethic was unparalleled and he taught each of his kids that same work ethic.

 

Dad was a good friend to many, sharing his building skills with his buddies and working hard together. Dad always loved telling jokes, sharing stories, and playing cards.  If he had anything he could give you, he would, especially sharing his stash of treats and sodas with the nurses at the VA. He was always generous with all that he had.

He is survived by his children, Karen (John) Burt, L. Allen (Kris) Anderson, S. Lee Anderson, and Lisa (Noel) Hilden, 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his wife, son, Peter, his parents, and siblings.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Mountain View 2nd Ward, 75 South 600 East, Payson, Utah. A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at the Walker Funeral Home, 587 South 100 West, Payson, Utah. There will also be a viewing prior to the funeral from 9:45-10:45 a.m.

 

 

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  1. Dear Anderson Family,
    Sorry to hear about your dad. He was a good friend to me. I will miss him.
    He is now with your mom. May God Bless you and take care.
    Ed Bearnson

  2. Myrl was continually praising the work Boyd did, grateful for his talents and willingness to share them with family and friends. I have been blessed with a beautiful oak calendar holder, many calendars that fit inside, as well as an oak toilet tissue holder and a tile which holds a hot curling iron.
    As my husband’s financial clerk, we had the blessing of meeting with Boyd and Myrl (and enjoying the homemade ice cream) after the business of the ward finances took place. I appreciate the memories I have of being in their home, where Boyd’s cabinets and other precious things were displayed and loved.