Gillies Funeral Chapel


Robert LaVal Anderson

October 25, 1936  ~  February 28, 2014

Celebration of his life: Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bear River City LDS 2nd Ward Chapel, 5870 North 4700 West


BEAR RIVER CITY – Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, and friend, Robert LaVal Anderson, 78, is on the road again to reunite with his mother, father, brother, and beloved sisters. Bob passed away peacefully on Friday, February 28, 2014 with his wife and two daughters by his side, at the home he was born in. He had courageously battled a long illness. Bob was born on October 25, 1936 in Bear River City to LaVal and Mary Amelia Ellis Anderson. Later, he proudly served his country in the US Army. He was a member of the LDS Church. Bob married his honey, Rose Mary Ashley on December 13, 1958 in Bear River City, where they lived and raised four wonderful children. He worked for Thiokol for 35 years as a Production Control Manager, then retired in 1992, allowing him to pursue his greatest pleasures. Bob was an accomplished artist, saddle-maker, leather and wood craftsman, and he built a thriving business using all of these talents. Bob was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying camping, boating, and especially four-wheeling on his quad or side-by-side ATV. He also loved traveling, doing cross word puzzles, woodworking, drawing, fixing, and generally tinkering with any gadget that he could get his hands on. Most of all, though, he loved spending time with his family and his favorite puppy, Kasi. Surviving are his wife, Rose of Bear River City; four children: Audie (Vivianne) Anderson of Townsend, MT; Tami (Dallas) Clark of Deweyville, UT; Don (Phylene) Anderson of Bear River City, UT; the “Baby” Julie (Tom) Thibault, San Diego, CA; nine grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, all of his nieces and nephews, and his best friend, Raymond Toombs of Townsend, MT. He was preceded in death by his parents, two grandsons, Cameron LaVal Anderson and Rory Don Anderson, one granddaughter, Keira Ann Anderson; one brother, Ellis D. Anderson and two sisters, Emma Lou Poulsen (Duane) and Valene Toombs (Raymond). We love you many, Grandpa and Pops! The family would like to thank MedSource, Encompass Health Care and Hospice for their love and support. A special thanks to Kami, Sue, Nick, Lori and his dialysis nurse, Melanie. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bear River City LDS 2nd Ward Chapel, 5870 North 4700 West, where military honors will be accorded after the services by the Combined Veterans of Box Elder County.




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Tami and family.
I am so sorry for your loss but hope you find comfort from those that love you. I only know too well what you have been through and know in my heart that he is in a better place. He sounds so much like my own dad to whom I lost with some of the same health problems. May God bless you all and bring you comfort at this sad time.

Dana Bath


Rose & Family:

We are sorry to hear about Bob passing away.  We always enjoyed visiting with you two when we came to have car seats & interiors done on our Mustangs.  Our thoughts and prayers go with you at this time.

Marge Worl, Steve & Mike & Families


I am so sorry to hear about Bob! He was such a gentle man and so kind. You are in our thoughts and prayers!

Stacey Kelly


Dear Rose and Family,
So sorry to hear about Bob's passing. Although I didn't stop by to visit teach anymore I think of you often and how much I enjoyed those visits and how much we love you. You are in our thoughts and Prayers.

Joyce and DeWayne Julander


I noted with interest the passing of Robert L. Anderson, son of Mary Amelia Ellis Anderson. Mention was made of his artistic talent, a common factor in the Hales family. Mary Amelia was the daughter of Leroy Lee Ellis, the son of Stephen Hales Ellis, a son of Harriet Hales Ellis. I have made a long-time study of this family and have compiled a history of Harriet and her siblings who were active participants in the restoration of the Gospel from 1838 onward. You have a proud heritage, including relationship to Elder Robert Hales.

Lorraine Wight Hales







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