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Dr. Anderson grew up in rural Nebraska and attended a one room school. In high school, he became active in FFA and raising beef cattle and quarter horses. He served in the US Army as a surgical technician and worked in a MASH unit in Korea. After ranching in Nebraska he pursed a degree in Vocational Agriculture and obtained employment in Bennett and Lamar, CO as the Vo-AG Instructor. He continued to influence vocational agriculture by serving as the State FFA Advisor and State Vocational Agriculture Supervisor. He received his Ph.D. from CSU in Vocational Administration and retired from the CO State Board of Community Colleges and Occupational Education. In 2013 he was inducted in the Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame. Darrell is credited with initiating the State Farm and Ranch Management program, and initial member of the State Fairs and Shows Association, Colorado Young Farmers, and past president of the Denver Agriculture and Livestock Club. Darrell served as Colorado State Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars from 2005- 2006. Darrell is preceded in death by his first wife of 50 years, Mary. He is survived by their three children: Susan Jackson, Tucson, AZ; Amy Dorsey, Vail, CO; James Anderson, Castle Rock, CO; grandson, Jess Jackson, Tucson, AZ; and wife, Carol (Vote) Anderson. Contributions can be made to the FFA Foundation or the VFW Foundation. Visitation Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary and Cemetery Oct. 16, 2018 a 4-7 p.m. Funeral Services at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary and Cemetery Pavilion of Reflection Oct. 17, 2018 at 10 a.m. Committal Services at Ft. Logan National cemetery Oct. 17, 2018 at 12 p.m.
Published in The Fort Morgan Times from Oct. 12 to Oct. 13, 2018
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