Don Howard Anderson passed away Feb. 13, 2012 in Elmo, doing what he loved to do most, picking up hay for his animals and spending time with his lifelong companion, Windy Larsen, and her sons, Kenneth, Kirk and Kylan.
Don was born to loving parents, Orson K. and J. Yvonne Anderson in Salt Lake City. He grew up in Granger, attended Granger High School, worked at Granger Builders Supply and Granger-Hunter Water Improv. District driving trucks. Married Rebecca Ibarra, they later divorced. He had a very fond love and respect for his animals, horses, pigs, dogs and llamas. He will be sorely missed by his loving family, friends, nieces, nephews and many relatives.
Doni is survived by his sons, Garritt, Erik (Cherie), Matthew and Michael; daughter, Lisa Marie Anderson; grandchildren, Dylan, Ryan Anderson, Braden Duncan, Brooklyn, Isabelle Anderson, Isaac Maynes and Jackson Anderson, and a granddaughter due in March. He is also survived by his mother, Yvonne Anderson; brothers, Dave and Doug (Shelley); sister, DeAnne (John) Gaviotakis; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Preceded in death by his father, Orson Anderson; grandparents, uncles, aunts and infant daughter, KaraLee.
There wasn't a horse Don couldn't ride, or animal he couldn't tame, it was his love, his life and heart and soul. He loved the country, spending time with friends and family, having barbeques, and fixing grand slam breakfasts, and dutch oven dinners! There wasn't anything Don couldn't fix, except our broken hearts-we will Always Love and Miss You and remember the good times!
He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, taking them camping, fishing, truck and horseback rides up in the mountains to see and enjoy the beauty of the country and wilderness. He took time to visit family, friends and relatives in Utah and all of his sheepherder friends in the countryside. Always made time to visit his loving son, Garritt. Until we meet again Doni, watch over your "flock" with your wings and your love!
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Valley View Funeral Home, 4335 W. 4100 S. The family will receive friends at a visitation Thursday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 620 N. Main, Huntington; and Saturday morning prior to the service at 9:45 a.m. at Valley View Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.valleyviewfuneral.com.