Dennis (Denny) Anderson

Our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, Dennis (Denny) Anderson passed away on December 13, 2014, surrounded by his loving family following a stroke. He was born June 26, 1949, in Tooele, to William (Lee) and Vivienne Mason Anderson. Denny was an outstanding athlete in high school, lettering in 5 sports. He played basketball at Utah State University. He received the Wolf Cup Award and was chosen the MVP in the State of Utah in 1967. One of Denny’s greatest passions in life was playing guitar and writing songs, which he is known for as being truly one of the greatest in the industry. He and the love of his life, Junie Gay Hunt Anderson, whom he married November 6, 1970, had a country music band and earned their living playing music for the first 17 years of their 44-year marriage. He shared the stage with such greats as Collin Raye, Merle Haggard, The Bellamy Brothers, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson. Denny was kind and gentle, and loved helping others as shown through his final gift of love as he saved four lives by his generous donation of his organs. Denny and Junie have 4 beautiful daughters, Tricia (Dar) Childs, Houston, TX; Angela (Heath) Kelley, Grantsville, UT; Lana Anderson, Gig Harbor, WA; and Andrea (Ryan) Scow, Gig Harbor, WA. He is survived by his wife and daughters, sons-in-law, and his 12 special grandchildren, Mason Anderson, Cody Sutter, Ashton and Nicole Warr, Christian, Landon, Kaden and Ava Kelley, Daylen Anderson, Elliot Scow, Josh (Camille) Childs and Alex (Chelsea) Childs and 1 great-granddaughter Emery Childs. He is also survived by his brothers, Terry (JoAnn), South Weber; Byron (Corrie) and Dave (Judy) of Grantsville, UT, his mother-in-law Laverne Hunt, and 4 brothers-in-law, Floyd (Paula) Hunt, Max (Michelle) Hunt, Don Hunt and Arnie (Kathleen) Hunt, all of Grantsville, UT. He has many special nieces and nephews that will miss him dearly. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, and his father-in-law Junior Hunt. Services will be held at the Grantsville West Stake Center, 115 E. Cherry Street, Grantsville; on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Didericksen Memorial, 87 W. Main Street from 6-8 with a viewing 11:30 -12:30 prior to the services at Grantsville West Stake Center.

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