Terrel’s meat man, Kevin Anderson cuts his last steak after 45 years

            MT PLEASANT— Kevin Anderson clocked out of Terrel’s meat department for the last time on Saturday, May 28, after cutting meat for 45 years, including 24 years at the Mt. Pleasant store.

Kevin Anderson clocks out for the last time on May 28.

            Kevin began his meat cutting career in September 1977. He apprenticed in Huntington, Emery County, with his father’s cousin, Maurice Jensen, at Thrifty Market. In 1983, he began working for Safeway in Nephi. Kevin continued to work for Farmer Jack when that company bought out Safeway.

            He then began working for Terrel Seely and partner Steve Tanner when they purchased Farmer Jack. In the spring, 1998, Kevin became Terrel’s Meat Department manager in Mt. Pleasant.

            His wife, Paula, joined him that fall as the meat wrapper.

            They have worked well and happily together for the past 24 years.

Kevin Anderson and his wifePaula in front of Terrel’s meat department.

            The Andersons say the people in Sanpete Valley are wonderful and they have enjoyed getting better acquainted with them and helping them with their meat purchases.

            The Anderson’s daughter, Katie Gleave, said her parents are a good example of why the community is the way it is. “We live in an amazing place, and Terrel’s is a big part of that,” Gleave said.

            She said that her kids looked forward to seeing their grandparents every time they went into the store, and she’s sure that others felt the same way.

            She said Kevin worked hard to make sure the Meat Department was always in tiptop shape, and Paula wouldn’t leave the store unless the meat case looked impeccable.

            The Anderson say their retirement will be filled with hobbies, helping with family businesses and meeting the challenges that these “older” years bring.