A. Mark Andersen – 15 Feb 1912
A. Mark Andersen, 77, of 2425 Bannock Highway, died Tuesday, April 4, (1989) at his home following an extended illness.
He was born Feb. 15, 1912 at Mendon, Utah, to John C. and DeSena Sorensen Andersen and was raised in Arbon. He attended Arbon School.
He married Delores Lucile Naef Sept. 18, 1942 at Downey. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple.
They made their home in Arimo and Arbon for 28 years, and for the past 20 years have lived in Pocatello. They farmed and ranched in Arbon for many years until they sold the farm to their son and daughter-in-law, Dean and LaRae in 1974. They continued to work on the farm.
He was a member of the LDS Church and served as a Scout Master and for 7 ½ years as assistant ward clerk in the Arimo Ward. In the Arbon Branch he was Sunday school superintendent and counselor. He was also a ward and home teacher in the Arimo, Arbon and Pocatello wards.
He was active in the Old Time Fiddlers where he played the Jew’s Harp.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
He is survived by his wife of Pocatello; a son, Lyle M. Andersen, Auburn, Wash.; a daughter, Lucile Baker, Pocatello; three brothers, Willard J. Andersen, Pocatello; Glenn C. Andersen, Vernal, Utah; Norman D. Andersen, Oakland, Calif; two sisters, Ada Bailey, Clifton; Mrs. Rex (Hazel) Terry, St. George, Utah; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Reese M. Andersen, who died in Vietnam in 1969; E. Dean Andersen, who died in Arbon in 1987; a sister, Alane; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Pocatello LDS Stake Center, 655 S. Grant, with Bishop Bryan Murray of the LDS 11th Ward officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 7 p.m. To 9 p.m. At Manning Funeral Chapel. On Friday friends may call at the LDS Stake Center for one hour prior to time of services. Burial will be in the Arimo Cemetery.