Donald Doyle Anderson, 77, passed away on Sept. 14, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Red Cliffs Stake Center at 1285 N. Bluff St., St. George, UT with a viewing at 1 p.m. at the same location that day. A viewing will also be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Hughes Mortuary at 1037 East 700 South, St. George, UT on Friday, Sept 20, 2019.
Don was born on March 23, 1942 in Shelley, Idaho to Lucille Annie Benson Anderson and James LeRoy Anderson. He married Marjorie Rose Benson on April 6, 1964 in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Don served in the U.S. Air Force in Germany and married his sweetheart, Rose, after his discharge from military service. He became a master plumber and spent his life in service to his fellowmen. He served as a bishop, branch president, and in many other positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in both Cut Bank, MT and St. George, UT. He also spent countless hours volunteering his time and his plumbing and heating talents to serve widows and others in need. He mentored many who struggled with addictions and other challenges to become successful in the plumbing and heating profession and in life.
He was a friend to everyone he met and welcomed people from all walks of life into his world. He worked hard and he played hard (with Lake Five and Glacier National Park among his favorite recreation destinations). He was also a tremendous example of forgiveness and compassion.
He was an extraordinary father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and worked to foster positive, loving relationships in his family and community. He was a proud resident of Cut Bank and St. George and will be greatly missed by his many family members and friends.
Don is survived by his wife, Marjorie Rose Anderson of St. George; children, Doyle (Pauline) Anderson of Pocatello, ID, and Marjie (Paul) Jones, James (Karen) Anderson, Lucy (Mark) Stout, Della Carter, and Lexie Anderson of St. George; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James LeRoy Anderson and Lucille Annie Benson Anderson; his son, Burl Anderson; his brother, Dean Anderson; and grandsons Kaden Jones and Dieter Anderson.