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Obituary: Richard William “Dick” Anderson

October 30, 1933 – December 29, 2017

Richard William “Dick” Anderson, 84, of Glenns Ferry, passed away, Friday, December 29, 2017, after a long struggle with dementia, with family by his side.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 6, at the Glenns Ferry Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, burial will follow in Glenn Rest Cemetery, Glenns Ferry. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, Mtn. Home.

Dick was born October 30, 1933, in Glenns Ferry to Arthur Carl and Edna M. Anderson. He had 3 brothers and 2 sisters. He attended school and graduated from Glenns Ferry High School in 1953, lettering in football and basketball. After graduation, he worked for the Glenns Ferry Highway District, until he was drafted into the Army and served two years in the Korean Conflict, one year in Frankfurt, Germany, and was honorably discharged in 1956.

Upon his return home, Dick began working for Shrum Motors. In January 1957, he married Georgia Lee Larsen raising six wonderful children together. Dick was on the Glenns Ferry Volunteer Fire Dept., where he served as Fire Chief for 30 years.

In September, 1959, Dick and Georgia Lee opened “Dicks Garage” on Main Street in Glenns Ferry, where Dick provided knowledgeable and trustworthy service to the community for over 40 years. In 1970, they purchased a farm west of Glenns Ferry, near the Three Islands, where they raised cattle, and crops. The land is still productive and enjoyed by the family.

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They worked hard, running a business, a farm, and raising six energetic children, but there was always time for camping, fishing and exploring in between. Dick was a man of “few” words, but the ones he spoke were well thought out, and always had the most meaning.

Survivors include his wife Georgia Lee Anderson of Glenns Ferry, Mark Anderson (Elizabeth) of Boise, Rusty Anderson (Deborah) of Cambridge, Angela Anderson of Glenns Ferry, Amy Anderson of Boise, Kerri Collins (Dan) of Boise, two brothers, Jerry Anderson (Margie) of Twin Falls, Jim Anderson (Joan) of Twin Falls, sister Elaine Horrocks of Pocatello, brother-in-law Gerald Nielsen of Orem, Utah, 13 Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren, to some a father figure and idolized by all, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by son Jay Anderson, parents Carl and Edna Anderson, father & mother-in-law George and Maxine Larsen, brother & sister-in-law, Arthur and Johanna Anderson, sister Donna Rae Nielsen, brother-in-law David Horrocks.

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