Lynn L. Anderson (1929 - 2007)

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Lynn Levoy Anderson, 77, of Ennis was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 2, 2007. He passed away at Madison Valley Hospital.
Lynn was born Nov. 12, 1929, to Francis Alma Anderson and Mary Marie Jakeman Anderson at their home in Rigby, Idaho.
He attended schools in Rigby and joined the Navy in 1947, serving in the Korean Conflict. While home on leave, he married Frances Louise Sobieski on May 15, 1951. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in November 1951, and started working for the United States Post Office, working the mail trains in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Utah. He quit the postal service for a short time and took a job with Orange Transportation. After five months, he went back to the postal service and was soon transferred to the Idaho Falls post office night shift. He delivered milk in the mornings and worked in a service station in the afternoons. In August, 1961 he and his family moved to Lewisville, Idaho, where he became the postmaster of the Lewisville post office in 1970. He retired from the postal service in May 1986.
His wife, Frances, passed away in March 1997, and on July 7, 1997, he married Cleo Parker Stroud of Ennis, where he resided until his death. He and Cleo traveled the Western U.S., China and Mexico, and they served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico City.
He enjoyed square dancing, metal detecting, traveling, and his family. He was a volunteer firefighter and EMT from 1982-1997.
Lynn is survived by his wife, Cleo of Ennis; daughters, Carol Mickels of Rigby, Idaho, and Kathy Anderson of Lewisville, Idaho; sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Gayle of Lewisville, Carl and Jeanette of Rigby; stepdaughter and her husband, Jo and Otis Thompson of Ennis; stepdaughter, Vicky Stroud of Ennis; stepson and his wife, Danny and Darcie Stroud of White Sulphur Springs; sisters, Oretta Taylor of Washington and Jenny (Dell) Brooks of Blackfoot; brothers, Lanford (Judy) of Boise, Idaho, Gerald (LaRae) of Salt Lake City, Raleigh (Janene) of Pocatello, Idaho; seven grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
Lynn was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances; both parents; one sister, three brothers, and two children.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Ennis Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Lynn's ashes will be buried in the family plot in the Rigby (Idaho) Pioneer Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Madison County Volunteer Hospice.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on June 6, 2007
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