Enid Massey Anderson|
1923 ~ 2014
Our mother, grandmother, sister and sweet friend, Enid Massey Anderson, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2014. She had suffered with debilitating rheumatoid arthritis for 15 years, and a recent fall ultimately proved too much for her.
Enid was born August 22, 1923 to John Norval Massey and Gladys Britt, in Vernal, Utah. She served her country in World War II as a Wave in the Navy, returning home to find another Navy returnee, Merrill Reynolds Anderson to whom she was married for 66 years. Enid bore the couple four children within five years, Bradley, Merrilyn, Rudy and Sterling. Enid, Merrill and children lived from 1950 to 1963 in Rangely, Colorado, where Merrill worked for the Chevron Oil Company and was later transferred to LaBarge, Wyoming. Merrill was Bishop of both the Rangely Ward and the LaBarge Ward, and Enid served in nearly every position within the Church as needed, primarily as a Seminary Teacher for more than a decade. The couple later moved to Kemmerer, Wyoming where Merrill served as Stake President for 10 years, and where they delivered mail to rural routes in that part of the state.
After serving a mission to Peoria, Illinois, Merrill and Enid made their home in Orem, Utah where both lived the remainder of their lives.
Enid's love of life, quick wit, and her loving and accepting nature are what will be missed most of all. Oh, and her cookies.
Services will be held at the Geneva Heights 5th Ward located at 546 N 500 W. in Orem, UT on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 1:00. Viewing will be Friday, March 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 and on Saturday before the service from 11:30 to 12:30. Internment at the Orem City Cemetery.
Registry and more information at www.premierfuneral.com.
Published in Deseret News on Mar. 13, 2014