Wayne Hubert Anderson, aka Hounddog, 79, of Pleasant Grove, Utah passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family Wednesday, July 15, 2020. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, friend and neighbor. He was born November 26, 1940 in Spanish Fork, Utah to W.H. Anderson and Lilly LaVone Benson. He was the third of nine children.
He graduated from Pleasant Grove High where he played the tuba and was a member of the FFA. Following graduation, he worked for United Concrete Pipe as a welder and was transferred to Texas and Washington where they lived for a year before returning to Utah. After returning home, Wayne worked for Geneva Steel for 25 years and then Transwest for 4 years. He was a man of many talents he could fix or build anything. He was an avid gardener, talented carpenter, he enjoyed toll painting and was a very creative story teller. He loved maintaining a beautiful yard, hiking, camping, dancing the polka, and restoring old cars. For several years he raised chickens and became known as “Grandpa Chickens” to all of the grandkids. His greatest love was spending time with his family and sharing his talents with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Wayne was known by everyone for his kindness, caring and service to others.
In 1959 he met and married his eternal companion Joyce Norman. They were married October 29, 1960 in Orem, Utah and were later sealed in the Provo Temple. Together they had three children, Wendy, Shane and Shad.
Wayne was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He loved to read the Book of Mormon and share his testimony with his family. He faithfully served in various callings throughout his life.
Wayne is survived by his wife Joyce and three children, Wendy Jo Tanner, Shane (Valerie) Anderson, and Shad (Angela) Anderson, twelve grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. Siblings: Marlene Brown, Gaylyn (Janeen) Anderson and Kenneth (Robyn) Anderson and many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings; Sondra Rigby, Jean Pierce, Sheila Ethington, Jim Anderson and George Anderson.
Special thanks to the wonderful medical staff at Timpanogos Hospital for providing such kind and loving care, as well as Lisa from Symbii Hospice and Home Health. The family are also very grateful for the many hours of care, day and night given by his grandchildren Cheyanne, Peter and Dillon.
An evening viewing will be held Monday, July 20, 2020 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove. Due to Covid-19, masks will be required for the viewing, and social distancing is recommended. Please do not attend the viewing if you have any symptoms of Coronavirus, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc. Please do not feel obligated to attend if you have concerns.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at the Grove Creek Second Ward Chapel, 475 N 700 E, Pleasant Grove at 11:00 am. (No viewing prior to funeral services) Graveside services will follow at the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
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