Grant Young Anderson


Grant Young Anderson – 18 July 1900

PLEASANT GROVE – Dr. Grant Young Anderson, 86, retired family physician of Pleasant Grove, died Friday, June 5, 1987, in Salt Lake City.

Born July 18, 1900 in Wanship Summit County, to John W. and Elizabeth Young Anderson. Married Edith Wilson, September 10, 1924 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She died October 30, 1972,. At an early age, he moved with his family to Malad, Idaho, where he completed his public school education. Attended Utah State University, Stanford University, University of Utah and filled an LDS Mission to the British Isles, where he served as Branch and District president. In 1924, he entered the University of Utah Medical School. Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School with High Honors in 1928. After a brief period as Contract physician in Carbon County, he moved to Pleasant Grove where he practiced until the time of his retirement. He served as president of the Utah County Medical Society, was a member of the Utah State Medical Associations and the American Medical Association. Was a charter member and a first president of the Pleasant Grove Lions Club and the Timpanogos Knife and Fork Club. An active member of the LDS Church, he served on the Timpanogos Stake high Council and in numerous auxiliary positions; later as a temple worker in the Provo Temple. He served in the United States Army briefly in World War I and later in the Utah National Guard. He was a member of the Mendelssohn Choir of Utah County.

Survived by two sons and two daughters, Dr. Grant W. Anderson, Colfax, California; Dr. J. Paul Anderson, Las Vegas; Mrs. Samuel A. (Jean) Sorenson and Mrs. W. Eugene (Pat) Wilkins, Salt Lake City; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lurline A. Budge, Malad, Idaho; Lucille Gibbs, Wendall, Idaho.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Olpin Family Mortuary, 500 South at 300 East, Pleasant Grove. Burial was in the Provo City Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to St. Josephs Villa, 475 Ramona, Salt Lake City.


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