Judith Anderson

Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson


Judith Ann Lund Anderson, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, age 77, passed away peacefully on Sept. 8, 2016 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah.

Judie was born April 19, 1939 to Leslie Truxton Lund and Helen Cowlishaw Lund in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. She married the love of her life, Rodney Layne Anderson, on Valentine’s Day 1959.  The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on Jan. 5, 1967.

Judie was blessed with wonderful musical abilities.  She began plunking out tunes on the piano when she was five years old and she would accompany hundreds of musical numbers, funerals, and church meetings over her life.  She has been pianist and organist for various church wards and stakes for over 60 years.

She attended North Sanpete High School, Wasatch Academy and Utah State.  Early in their marriage they lived in Bountiful, Utah where their children were born. They loved living close to many of Rodney’s family and made wonderful friends during that time.

In 1969 she and Rodney moved back to Mt Pleasant and became the third generation of owners/managers of the movie theaters in Mt. Pleasant and Ephraim including the Basin Drive-in, Towne Theatre, and SouthTowne Theatre. Many will remember her selling tickets, popcorn and snacks and serving up those famous drive-in hamburgers.

She loved to travel and she and Rodney visited Korea, England, Japan, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Spain, Hawaii, Monaco, Alaska and the Bahamas. One of her favorites was a “service cruise” in the Yucatan Peninsula with all of her kids and grandkids for their 50th wedding anniversary.

A lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she had a strong testimony and selflessly served wherever she was called.  Besides her many music callings she also served as Relief Society president in Bountiful and again in Mt Pleasant.

In 2009-2011, she and her husband were called to serve in the Texas McAllen Mission which she considered one of the highlights of her life.

She is survived by her husband: Rodney Layne Anderson; daughter: Lyn (Kurt) Francis of Alpine; son: David (Diane) Anderson of Taylorsville; son: Matthew (Molly) Anderson of Mt. Pleasant; grandchildren: Erica, Dillon, and Taylor Timboe, Kevin, Lukas, Katie, Layne, Christian, and Amelia Anderson; sister, Sandra (Larry) Krieger of Parker, Colorado; many beloved sister and brother-in laws, nieces and nephews and countless friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Leslie Truxton Lund and Helen Cowlishaw Lund.

A viewing was held on Sunday, Sept. 11, 6-8 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant 6th Ward, 461 N. 300 W. and again on Monday, Sept. 12 from 9-10:45 a.m.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., with interment at the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery.            The family would like to thank the staff of Country Lane Assisted Living (Autumn Park).  Online condolence at www.rasmussenmortuary.com.