A Le Roy Anderson, 88, of Scottsdale, Ariz., passed away May 21, 2013. He was born June 3, 1924, to Ora LeRoy Anderson and Mabel James Allen in Logan, Utah.
Le Roy was a devoted brother, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Erika Straumer and his son, Baby Boy. He is survived by his sister, Janice Hooper of Hemet, Calif.; his two sons, Erik (Patty) and Allen (Janet); his daughters, Monica, Britta (Henry) Ortega, Tamara (Robert) Hartrick, Jacqueline (Richard) Kelly and Teresa (Peter) Davey; grandchildren, Michelle Burton, Kris, Andre, James, Elise and Richard Anderson, Alicia (Stephen Vital) Ortega, Michael Sean (Staci) Ortega, Natasha, Krista (Nick) and Rebecca Hartrick, Dallin Kelly, and Thomas and Brooke Davey; great-grandchildren, Noah Burton, Angelica Vital, Brody Ortega, and Kyra Hartrick.
In his youth, he excelled in dance, music and scholastics. At 18 he went to work for the FBI in Washington, DC, He enlisted in the U.S. Army
during World War II, serving in France and Germany, and was later stationed in Austria post-war. Following his return to Washington, DC, he continued working for the FBI as the Coordinator of Routing and Classifying while also attending school. In 1951, he received his Master of Commercial Science from Benjamin Franklin University (George Washington University) consisting of studies in accounting and law. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1954.
He married Erika Straumer on February 12, 1951 in the Logan, Utah, Temple. They first met in Vienna, Austria after World War II. Following their honeymoon in Arizona, the couple moved to Phoenix in the summer of 1951, where they started a family and later built a house in Scottsdale.
That year, he began employment with Western Farm Management Company. He later became the chief accountant for the Arizona State Power Authority. In 1967, he started his own CPA firm, Anderson & Scow, where he worked until his death.
Le Roy was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will always be remembered for his enthusiasm and expertise in genealogy, his faith in God, his knowledge of history, his work ethic and his subtle humor. He served 37 years as a consultant at the Mesa Family History Library (until his death), 10 years as a director of the Family History Center in Scottsdale, and held numerous church callings and positions over his lifetime. He was loved and respected by everyone who knew him.
Viewing is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Green Acres Mortuary at 401 N. Hayden Road in Scottsdale, AZ 85257. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2202 N. 74th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85257, with visitation at 10 a.m. Interment will be at the Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, 719 N. 27th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009. www.greenacresmortuary.net