LOGAN - Donald James Anderson, 86, returned to his Heavenly Father on Dec. 31, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 11, 1926, in Logan, Utah, to Hyrum and Annie Smart Anderson. He attended Logan city schools until he joined the Navy in 1944 at age 17. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II until the war ended. He married Phyllis VanOrden on May 24, 1947, in Lewiston, Utah, and later in the Logan LDS Temple.
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He worked for the Conoco Oil for 11 years, after which he was employed by the Logan City Fire Department. He worked for the Logan City Fire Department for 30 years, retiring as a lieutenant in 1987.
He was known for his honesty, likeability, sense of humor, integrity, kindness and love for his family.
Donald was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mom and dad were married for 65 years.
\He is survived by his wife Phyllis; children Katherine (Kent) Lott, Donald L. (Chunlan) Anderson, Sandra (Robert, deceased) Cruseturner, Colleen (Todd) Mott and Christine (Kim) Christensen. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, brother Reed (Pauline) Anderson, sister-in-law Bonnie Anderson and brother-in-law Hugh VanOrden. He is preceded in death by an infant son, Michael John Anderson, son-in-law Robert Cruseturner, son-in-law Clint Ruple, grandson Douglas Keith Roskelley, sister Melba Mortensen and brother Scott Anderson.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Allen–Hall Mortuary. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at 34 E. Center St. in Logan. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, in the Mount Logan Stake Center, 565 E. 100 South. A viewing will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday prior to services.
Condolences and thoughts may be expressed to the family online at www.allenmortuaries.net.
The family would like to thank all the staff at Logan Regional Hospital, Dr. Salisbury's Office, the paramedics, and a big thanks to the staff at Logan Cath Lab for taking such great care of him.
34 East Center Street
Logan, UT 84321
Published in Logan Herald Journal from Jan. 2 to Jan. 4, 2013