SUNNYSIDE - Goldie LaRue Anderson Alger, age 86, our sweet and gentle mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, passed quietly from this life on July 9, 2008 surrounded by her family at home. She is now reunited with the love of her life, parents, sister and grandson.
Born July 18, 1921 in Storrs to John Leslie and Ruth Ada Gardner Anderson. Married Harold Lee Alger April 6, 1944 in Los Angeles, Calif. Marriage was solemnized June 12, 1965 in the Manti LDS Temple.
A member Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mom held many positions, including den leader, Primary teacher and Relief Society president. She served at the Manti LDS Temple with her sweetheart and companion for several years.
During World War II, Mom helped to build airplanes at Douglas Aircraft.
Mom was a self-taught cake decorator and made beautiful wedding cakes for family and friends. She was an expert at tatting, which is a lost art.
Our mother had a great appreciation for the beauty of the world we live in and passed this on to her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her six daughters, Leslie (Fred) Keele, Spring Glen; Elna (Darwin) Christensen, East Carbon City; Vicki Alger, Colleen Christensen, Sunnyside; Donna (Walter) Smith, Green Bay, Wis.; Clara (Tom) Burbank, Hurricane; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and was expecting her first great-great-grandson in October; two brothers, John P. (Rayona) Anderson, Wellington; June F. (Fonta) Anderson, West Valley City; three sisters, Mary Lou (David) Hight, American Fork; Cleo (Eugene) Powell, Kearns; and Leila ( Richard) Hight, Mt. Pleasant. Preceded in death by her husband of 50 years; her parents; a sister, Dora L. Clements; and grandson, Richard Daniel Miller.
Funeral services will be Monday, July 14, at 11 a.m. at the East Carbon LDS Church. A viewing will be Sunday, July 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary, 680 East 100 South in Price, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Cleveland City Cemetery.