Jack Anderson
Joseph Gawler's Sons, LLC
5130 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC

On Saturday, December 17, 2005, JACK N. ANDERSON, of Bethesda, MD, formerly of Salt Lake City, UT, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Reporter. Beloved husband of Olivia Farley Anderson of Bethesda, MD; loving father of Cheri Loveless of Provo, UT, Lance F. Anderson of Germantown, MD, Laurie Anderson-Bruch of Washington, DC, Tina Carmichael of Warrenton, VA, Kevin N. Anderson of Sandy, UT, Randy N. Anderson, Tanya A. Neider, both of Bethesda, MD, Rodney V. Anderson of Severna Park, MD and Bryan W. Anderson of St. George, UT; brother of Gordon Anderson. Also survived by 41 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives may call from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at JOSEPH GAWLER'S SONS, INC., 5130 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. (corner of Harrison Street). Services will be held on Thursday, December 22 at 12 noon at Washington DC Stake Center, 10000 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, MD. Contributions may be made in his memory to The Food Biochemistry Research Group, 196 High Road, Woodgreen, London N22-4AA UK, or the Parkinson's charity of your choice.

Published by The Washington Post from Dec. 19 to Dec. 20, 2005.
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We are so sorry for your loss.
Edward & David McNeil
December 21, 2005
My sincere condolences to the Anderson family. Jack's passing has left a void in my life, as I know it has yours. I shared many experiences with Jack in Chevy Chase ward in the 80's. Jack and I taught sunday school and attended the 70s quorum meetings together. Our discussions often initiated deep and sincere thoughts about life. On this level Jack shared his insight and humility in a way for which I will always be grateful. He remains a pillar of strength in my life.
Ron Miles
December 21, 2005
To the Andersons,

My sincere condolences on the death of Jack. I only met him a few times while visiting my brother, Dale. Our wish for you at this time is peace. Our thoughts and prayers also go out to you.
Diane (Van Atta) Littlefield and Wayne and family
Diane Van Atta-Littlefield
December 21, 2005

I am so sorry to hear about Jack. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lois Houchins
December 21, 2005
In 1996, At 21 and about to stary my sophmore year in college I found myself sitting in a car with Jack at a Family Reunion. I'd expressed interest in Journalism and my parents told me to go sit and talk with Jack a while. I still remember the simple advice he gave me as we sat there, about matching the method of communicating to a given situation. The Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist at 74 was still teaching.

I wish you all the best at this time and hope Christmas brings extra peace to you all this year.

David Eckholdt
Austin Tx
Rodney's Brother-in-Law
David Eckholdt
December 20, 2005
May your memories bring smiles to your hearts. My mother, Helen Fotes Riblet, went to Granite High with Mr. Anderson. Mom passed away in September 2004 so we surely feel the lose you are feeling. It is a comfort to know that families truly are together forever. May God bless and comfort you all.
Paige Hooper
December 20, 2005
To the Entire Anderson Family:
While an undergrad at Utah State, I remember vividly the time your beloved husband and father took to share his experience and love for the truth with a group of students. I took his example by returning to Logan each year to meet with students in the same way. We share the same faith, and you know you will enjoy his company again.
With condolences,
Russell Tompkins and family
Russell Tompkins
December 20, 2005
Olivia and Family:

It is with great sadness that I learn of Jack's passing. I wish to extend my sincere condolences at the passing of your beloved patriarch. You have been a blessed family and an inspiration to all.

Jack is a great American who gave to every citizen through his daily vigilance for truth and decency in government. He was a living champion of our concept of the free press. Above all he was a kind and generous human being who set the example for each of us.

It was a blessing to visit at your home last year to see you and Jack after so many years of separation. Thank you for your lasting friendship and eternal generosities.

Though distance separates, I will be attending his services in spirit. May the Lord bless you at this time.
Clark Layton
December 20, 2005
Olivia, Sorry to read about Jack. I was a follower of his career for many years. He was a great man. Hope to see you at the next EHS reunion
Jimmie Robinson
December 20, 2005
Many, many years ago, a young Laurie Anderson was very kind to a homesick camper at Sterling Farms in West Virginia. I'm all grown up but I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy to Laurie and Lance and their family. Your dad was a hero of mine WAY before I knew that he was your dad, Laurie. And I've never forgotten your kindness to me either. Shalom and blessings to you all. Sally Morgan-Murphy
Sally Morgan-Murphy
December 20, 2005
I am so very sadden to hear of Jack's passing. Your entire family was a second family for me while growing up and I hold very fond memories of all. Your father was a wonderful guide to keeping on the right path and a loving father. I will hold very dear and warm thoughts of him always. He will be missed by all of us touched by his life.

With Love and Sympathy,
Lori Gartenhaus
December 20, 2005
Olivia and Family,
I just want you to know you and the family will be in my prayers. Bettie Williams wrote me about Jack.
God Bless and give you peace that only He can give, Nancy--EHS '52
Nancy S. Takach
December 19, 2005
We were in Betheda on Saturday; we only go there a few times a year. As we drove past the Daily Grill restaurant, one of us remarked how much Jack enjoyed eating there and wondered aloud how he was. We later realized that as we were speaking of Jack, he was probably on his way home.

In 2000 we accomanied Jack to an event at American University. There were several other prominent journalists and academics with Jack on a panel that discussed the "early days" of television journalism. But when the event was over, it was Jack Anderson with whom the journalism students wished to speak, and Jack graciously talked with them for a couple of hours afterward.

When we recall Jack in the years to come, we will remember a grand life lived by a down-to-earth man, an exemplary American, and how much we enjoyed listening to him speak in his unforgettably mellifluous baritone voice.
Chris/Marisha Johnson
December 19, 2005
I am sorry to hear of the passing of Jack. He was my dad's best friend and he is very sad at his passing but knows that he is in a better place. I remember the summer I graduated from high school when I spent a couple of weeks with your family. What a fun memory!!! I appreciate your friendship with my parents through the years. Jack was truly a great man. May the Lord comfort you at this time. We love you all very much.
Annette Fritsch-Rohovit
December 19, 2005

Dear Sister Anderson and Family:

I know that Time eventually catches all of us. I want you to know just how much Bro. Anderson's BOM lessons,(and the 'murmuring", Home Teaching visits (never missed one!)and Testimony meant so much as a new convert in Chevy Chase Ward 1976 - 1981, when I remarried & moved to PA. How often I have thought of him over all these years. (especially the "murmuring!)I just finished the BOM again and I heard Jack all the way!

He was a wonderful friend to my family! I have not forgotten.

Peace and love to all of you now and in the future.

Sis. Dorothy Rhodes (the name he knew) Rudy.
Dorothy Rhodes-Rudy
December 19, 2005
I was saddened to learn of the loss of you husband and father. May God's choicest blessings be with you at this time.
Bev Matheson
December 19, 2005
I have so many great memories of your husband at church fulfilling his callings.
May you have comfort at this time, in knowing that Jack is at peace.
I wish I could be their in person to
give my condulances.
Delsa (Bingham) Biorn
December 19, 2005
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