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Jay J. "Andy" Anderson

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October 18, 1923 ~ April 7, 2018
Jay J. "Andy" Anderson, 94, passed away April 7, 2018, from complications of Parkinson's disease. Jay was born October 18, 1923, to Levi Anderson and Mina Merelda Jones in Panaca, Nevada. Jay attended school in Mount Pleasant before joining the National Guard. He married Lorraine Price and they built their dream home on undeveloped land in the area known as Kanesville, now West Haven.
Jay was a hardworking, intelligent, caring man with a quick sense of humor. After his father's death, Jay learned to farm, hunt, herd and ride from his loving step-father, Frank Seely, skills he passed on to all his children. Jay joined the Army Air Corp when it was first created. A master mechanic, Jay fought in the Pacific Theater in WWII as a mechanic and electrician and serviced the Enola Gay prior to its fateful mission; eventually rising to Master Sergeant in the Air Force Reserves. At his retirement, Jay was the head of the electrical shop at Hill Air Force Base. He taught many people problem-solving skills that worked well for equipment and for life.
He is sorely missed by his family and mourned by all who knew him.
Jay is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lorraine; sister, Louise Seely; children: Sandra, Dana, Betty, Stacy, Kimberly and David; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; step-father; brother, Don Levi Anderson; and sisters: Rae Christensen, Augusta Bea Wright, and Joanne Dyer.
Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, April 13, 2018, at Leavitt's Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah. A viewing will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, April 12, 2018, and on Friday, April 13, 2018, from 1:00 to 1:45 pm prior to services.
A remembrance will also be held at Sagewood Assisted Living Home in Draper on Monday, April 16, 2018. For time and directions please call 801-666-4150.
Services under the direction of Leavitt's Mortuary.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittsmortuary.com
Published in Deseret News on Apr. 12, 2018
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