Thursday, May 6, 2010

Grandmother Anderson-Loving Woman and Amazing Cookie Maker

Lars' grandmother passed away on Sunday. She always made the best cookies and was so funny and kins. We are in Utah for the week. I love being with the family, but sad for the occasion. But at least we will get to see both of our Mom's for mother's day. I am so grateful for the gospel and the knowledge that families are forever. Grandma has been reunited with her eternal companion, her daughter, and grandson. I will see them again.


Gladys Anderson 1916 ~ 2010 BOUNTIFUL- Gladys Laurene Winter Anderson (93) passed away early Sunday morning, May 2nd in Salt Lake City, Utah. Gladys was born to Joseph Wesson and Elsie Littlefair Winter on September 6th, 1916 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the fifth of six children, Joseph Leland, Earl Wesson, Elsie Viola (died at age 1 1/2 yrs.), Boyd Irvin, and Shirley Dean. All have preceded her in death. At age 23 she met Elliot Francis Anderson. They were married in the Salt Lake City, LDS Temple on April 16th, 1941. Elliot passed away in May 2004. They were blessed with five children: Karla Lorene, Beverly, Evelyn (who passed away from cancer February 12, 2007), Valane and Steven Elliot. Gladys served, taught, and nurtured her family and others in the neighborhood and church; including dishing out a supply of chocolate chip cookies to anyone who came over. Her greatest legacy is her tender innocence that she was able to keep her entire life. Her example of goodness will serve her family well for generations. Gladys is survived by many, many grand and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 7th at 1:00 p.m. at the LDS chapel located at 2150 South 650 East, Bountiful, Utah. Friends may call Thursday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Russon Brothers Mortuary, located at 295 N. Main Street, Bountiful, and Friday, at the church from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. prior to services. Online guest book at Special thanks are given to all the care-givers at Christus St. Joseph's Villa who have been so kind to mom and to us and to Pres. Jones and ALL who serve in the LDS Branch at the Villa. It is never OK when a mother passes beyond this life because no one loves her children like a Mom. We will miss having her love so near to us.

Published in Deseret News on May 4, 2010

1 comment:

  1. So sorry. She looks like she was a great lady, how luck you are to have her legacy.


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