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Dennis Marvin "Duke" Anderson


1935 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Dennis Marvin "Duke" Anderson Obituary
Dennis Marvin Anderson "Duke", 82, of Blackfoot passed away, Saturday, Jan. 27 2018 at the Gables surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Feb. 17, 1935 in Pingree, Idaho to Marvin and Helen Anderson.
He grew up attending school in Pingree. Traveled to an arrange of places with his father, Marvin, attending the rodeo circuit and horse races. He also enjoyed playing basketball and a few other sport activities growing up.
Around the age 16, Duke started his 46-year journey at the INL, where he later retired. While working at the site he would do side jobs as a carpenter. Plus, starting a few side businesses and did various work for the community, family and friends.
He married Peggy Rayne' Winterbottom. Together they had four children, Tracy Jo, Debbie Kay, Layne, and Sherry Lynn. They later divorced.
He spent his later years with his partner Patricia Mirabella. Where they spent their "Snow Bird" trips, after retirement, to Arizona going on four-wheeler rides and road trips to Mexico for the flea markets.
He was a member of the LDS church and a past member of the Blackfoot Elks Lodge.
Duke liked to spend time entertaining his family and friends at his cabins in Mackay and Island Park. Activities he enjoyed were family vacations, boating in Lake Powell, fishing, water skiing, snowmobiling, four-wheeler rides, old cars, camping and porch time with loved ones. He was an avid garage saler, finding hidden treasures everywhere.
He survived by his sister, Pat Richmond of Boise, his daughters, Debbie Anderson of Blackfoot, Sherry Nelson (Dennis) of Blackfoot, his son, Layne Anderson (Laurie) of Blackfoot, and eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Beverly, his parents, his daughter Tracy Taul and son-in-law Jimmy Taul.? The family would like to express their appreciation for all the staff members at the Gables for all of their love and kindness.? Grandpa was a strong, independent, loving father, friend and grandfather. He was an old soul, who loved and cared for all those who touched a part of his life. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Grandpa, you will always be in our hearts and we will love you forever and always. You will never be forgotten, your memories will forever last. ?The family will meet with friends from 9-10:30 a.m. on Thursday Feb. 1, 2018 at the Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave.
The family will proceed to the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery for the committal services at 11 a.m. Condolences may be sent at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com
Published in The Morning News on Jan. 31, 2018
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