Darrell A Anderson joined his wife and eldest daughter in heaven on July 15, 2023.
Darrell was born August 4, 1927, in Salt Lake City UT to Albert Samuel Anderson and Charlotte Bailey Anderson. His family lived in Holladay, Utah where he spent his young life "tromping" the foothills and canyons of Mount Olympus with his dog Kyra.
Darrell graduated from Granite High School in 1945. Soon after graduating, Darrell joined the army and served during World War II in Japan where he received an honorable discharge. He served in the Texas- Louisiana Mission from 1951 to 1952.
Darrell met Verda through a blind date. They were engaged three weeks later, and married on July 22, 1953, in the Manti Temple. Darrell and Verda were happily married for 62 years.
Darrell graduated in the summer of 1958 with a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Utah. He taught elementary school in the Granite School District throughout his career.
In September of 1997, Darrell and Verda were called to serve an 18-month mission at the Frieberg Germany Temple. After returning, they served together as service missionaries in the Global Service Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Darrell was passionate about the outdoors. That passion was built upon his love of fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, and boating. He generously shared this passion with his family, friends, and others through scouting. Later in life, Darrell's love for the outdoors and Verda's love of the sea intertwined and brought them to Seal Rock, Oregon where they and their family built their second home. Darrell enjoyed family gatherings at home, in Oregon, and in the great outdoors.
Darrell is preceded in death by his wife Verda Marie Wimmer Anderson, daughter Kathleen Anderson, his parents ,and sister Doreen Hatch. He leaves behind five children- Peggy (Hugh) Holt of Sandy, UT; Heidi (Jay) Stuart of Highland, UT; Craig (Sherri) Anderson of West Jordan, UT; Karen Anderson of Sandy UT; and Lora (Scott) Argyle of Taylorsville, UT. He loves his 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
He will be on the other side to escort his twin great-granddaughters to the world late this summer. CATCH A BIG ONE DAD. Find a Heavenly fishing hole for all of us!
Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, July 19, 2023, 10:00 a.m., at Holladay Memorial Park, 4900 South Memory Lane, Holladay, Utah.