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Peter Mervin Anderson

September 14, 1936 — May 16, 2024

Mount Pleasant

Peter Mervin Anderson was born September 14, 1936 to Lewis Mads and Ida Leota Anderson in Mt. Pleasant, Utah.  He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on May 16, 2024.

Peter was a life-long resident of Mt. Pleasant. From a young age he was taught the value of hard work, dependability and service.  He continued those legacies throughout his entire life.  He worked hard in school, graduating from North Sanpete High having never missed a day of school in 12 years.  He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He served a mission to the Gulf States in 1956.  He also honorably served in the military from 1958-1963.  

Peter and his wife, Judy Heaps, were sealed in the Manti Utah Temple.  As a husband and father, he expressed his love by working hard, every day, to provide for his family.  Our childhood memories are of our dad quietly going about his day working.  He never complained.  One of his greatest joys was working on his farm. For almost his entire life he arose before sunrise, every morning, to tend his farm and animals.  After a full day of work at his job, he would return to the farm and do the same.  He was always looking out for his fellow farmers and willing to lend a helping hand.   

As he got older, he found so much joy in being a grandfather.  He loved to spend time visiting with his family, doing puzzles, and taking us on tours of his farm.  He was so proud of his children and grandchildren.  He was mostly a quiet observer, but it was a special treat to get him talking and sharing stories about his life.  He had a great memory.

Peter is preceded in death by his wife Judy, three infant grandchildren and one infant great grandson, his parents, two brothers and two sisters.  He is survived by his children, Lori Carlton, Crae Anderson, Shayne Anderson (Heidi), Clint Anderson (JoAnn), Brian Anderson (Keri), Brooke Daniels (Gary), Pete Anderson (Heidi), Tracy Ray (Curtis), Megan Ray (JJ), his brother Jerry Anderson (Darlene) and sister Becky Rasmussen.  He is also so loved and survived by 30 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.   We will miss Grandpa Pete dearly but take great comfort in knowing we will see him again.  

A viewing will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at Rasmussen Mortuary in Mt. Pleasant, Utah from 9:00am – 10:30am.  Graveside services to follow at 11am at the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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