Gary Eugene Anderson, age 63, returned to his Heavenly Father from his home in Fairview, Utah on Feb. 18, 2017.
He was born Sept. 1, 1953 to Gary Dean Anderson and Maxine McKean Anderson in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. He was the firstborn of nine children. Eugene learned the value of hard work by helping with the family owned sheep business and farm in Fairview.
Eugene graduated from North Sanpete High School in 1971 and from Utah Technical College in 1976. He was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Eugene served as a missionary in the Sacramento North Mission and held many callings, such as Elders Quorum President, Scout Leader and as Ward Clerk.
He loved to ride his cherished motorcycle and go out to the desert during the sheep shearing season. Eugene enjoyed taking his family on sightseeing road trips and was fearless while hiking the beautiful Utah canyons.
Eugene married Kathy Dee Garff, June 9, 1976, in the Salt Lake City Temple. They settled in his hometown of Fairview, where they raised their six children. Eugene was employed at Utah Power and Light from 1979-2014.
Survived by his mother, Maxine Anderson, by his wife Kathy Anderson and their children: Kathryn (Bram) Baughman, Brandon (Tina), Justin (Celeste), Rebecca (Milton) Rosas, Rachel (Grant) Nelson, McKelle (Ben) Davis and 15 grandchildren. Preceded in death by his father and sister (Peggy Samons) and his beloved sheep-biting dog Sparky.
A very special thanks to the members of the family, church, community, and friends that helped make his last days with his family special and comfortable.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 25 at noon in the Fairview 1st Ward chapel (122 South State). The viewing will be at the Fairview 1st Ward chapel Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday morning from 10-11:30 a.m. prior to the services.
Interment will be held in the Fairview City Cemetery. Online condolences at www.rasmussenmortuary.com.