Gerald E. Anderson

Gerald E. Anderson

Feb 25, 1925 - Nov 7, 2009
Gerald E. Anderson of Riverton died Saturday morning, Nov. 7, 2009, at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton. He was 84.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton with his son, Gary Anderson, officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the Riverton Veterans’ Service Organization.

There will be a viewing from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.

Gerald E. Anderson was born in Litchfield, Neb., on Feb. 25, 1925, the son of Emil B. Anderson and Beulah Amy (Bessey) Anderson.

He grew up in Litchfield and served during World War II with the U.S. Maritime Service and U.S. Navy. He served on the ship USS Drew APA 162 and started the USS Drew annual reunions.

Mr. Anderson came to Riverton in 1946, working as an oil well servicing contractor. He served as president of the Rocky Mountain Region of the Association of Oil Well Servicing Contractors, and also served on the Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission.

In 1949, he married Ethel Anderson. They later divorced.

On Jan. 6, 1995, he married Patricia (Jons) Mund in Riverton.

His family said Mr. Anderson's hobbies were hunting, fishing, traveling and playing golf, while family was his priority.

Mr. Anderson was of the Methodist faith.

He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Fraternal Order of the Elks. He was a former member of the Riverton Country Club.

Survivors include his wife, Patti; children, Karen Medow and Gary Anderson and wife Debbie; grandchildren, Steven Medow and his wife Janna, Mark Medow and Rachel Medow, Beth Anderson and husband Gary Gard, Scott Anderson and wife Emma; great grandchildren, Carter and Maxwell Gard; brother, Robert L. Anderson of Rock Springs, and sister, Ardyth R. Lammers of Kearney, Neb. He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife, Ethel Anderson.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton, WY 82501.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.