Louis N. "Lou" Anderson, 91, passed away May 16, 2013, at his daughter's home in Boise.
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Lou was born Jan. 10, 1922, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, the son of Louis C. and Alma M. Anderson. He grew up in Terreton where he attended elementary school and graduated from Idaho Falls High School. He also attended Curtis- Wright Technical Institute in Glendale, California.
He married Doris E. Mortensen on Aug. 31, 1963, in Rexburg, Idaho and they were sealed Aug. 31, 1979, in the Idaho Falls Temple. They lived in Rexburg, North Hollywood, Calif., Lake View Terrace Calif., moving to St. Anthony where they lived many years. While in St. Anthony he worked as parts manager for Stones Town and Country and later for Howard Equipment. Mrs. Anderson died Dec. 3, 2010.
Lou was active in the LDS Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher, Elders Quorum counselor. Assistant ward clerk, high priest group secretary, home teacher and ward magazine representative.
He enjoyed playing the pedal steel guitar and participated in many western bands. He loved music, photography, woodcraft, collecting old cameras and fishing. He was loved and adored by family, and friends. He always had a smile on his face and a hearty laugh.
He is survived bya son-in-law, Vard Wright, (DiAnn-deceased) of Wilford, Idaho; children, Julie (David) Harden, of Boise, Idaho; Rick (Debbie) Mortensen and Terry (Lois) Mortensen, both of Rexburg, 15 grandchildren, and 37 great-grandchildren. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by daughters, DiAnn and Twylla, eight brothers, two sisters, one granddaughter, one great-granddaughter and one great-grandson.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, 22, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Twin Groves Second LDS Ward with Bishop Gerry Hackworth officiating. Friends may call at the Bidwell Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. and at the church Wednesday one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the Idaho Falls Fielding Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to www.bidwellfuneralhome.com.
Published in Rexburg Standard Journal on May 21, 2013