William Grant Anderson, was born April 4, 1920, in Hammond, IN, and passed into rest Dec. 4, 2012, at home with family in Highlands Ranch, CO, at age 92. William served his country honorably during World War II
, attaining the rank of Master Sergeant in the Army
. William served with the Army Corps of Engineers, 341st Engineer Regiment, building the ALCAN Highway; receiving unit citations for Meritorious Conduct. William was awarded the Bronze Star
Medal by direction of the President and Ordered by the commanding General, I Corps, for meritorious Achievement in Luzon, Philippines. William was further decorated for service in Japan and the Asia Pacific Theater. He will be missed by his son, John William Anderson; and his wife, Virginia; grandson, Frank Joseph Anderson; stepgrandsons, Stephen James Squires and Myron Christopher Squires (Ioana); and his great-granddaughter, Olivia Squires. William was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Olive Veon Woman Anderson. A memorial service will be held Thursday, December 13, 2012, at 10 a.m., at Olinger Hampden Mortuary, 8600 E. Hampden Ave., Denver, CO. His final tribute will be held in Early January at East Lawn Palms Mortuary & Cemetery, 5800 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ. Following the service, he will be inurned next to his wife. Arrangements were entrusted to Olinger Hampden Mortuary. Please visit www.OlingerHampdenMortuary.com
to view Williams's tribute page and share your memories and condolences. The family wishes that a memorial gift be made to the
or LifeSpark Cancer Resources, in lieu of flowers.