Leah Rose Anderson


Leah Rose Anderson – 3 July 1918

Leah Anderson dies at Bannock Memorial Hospital

Leah Rose Anderson, 62, died at the Bannock Memorial Hospital in Pocatello on Thursday, October 30, 1980, after a short illness.

Mrs. Anderson was born on July 3, 1918 in Plymouth, Utah, the daughter of Oswell F. and Millie Maria Rudd Hess. She attended high school in Rockland, Idaho, then later attended Nurses’ School in Weiser. On May 2, 1938 she was married to Verlo Rose in American Falls. Their marriage was solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple on May 23, 1950. They moved to Blackfoot in 1961 from Malad. Mr. Rose died on December 31, 1975.

She was married to Leon W. Anderson on March 1, 1980 in Blackfoot. Mr. Anderson died on July 8, 1980.

Mrs. Anderson was a member of the LDS Church, the Blackfoot Ninth Ward. She had served as librarian, as a Primary worker, and as a Relief Society Visiting Teacher.

She was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.

Among her hobbies were fishing, swimming and rock collecting. She especially enjoyed the hours spent with her grandchildren.

She is survived by one son, J. Verlo Rose, Blackfoot; four daughters, Mrs. Leon (Verla Rae) Monson and Mrs. Mac (Janice) Evans, both of Blackfoot; Mrs. Brent (Myrna) Williams, Salt Lake City; and Mrs. Thomas (Cherlyn) Bird, Idaho Falls; two stepsons, Dr. Lynn Anderson, Pocatello; and Ennis Anderson, Salt Lake City; one stepdaughter, Doris Grubb, Blackfoot; 19 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; and 7 step-great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are five sisters: Melina Southwell, Rockland; Sarah Stanger, Las Vegas; Marjorie Webb, Pocatello; Cheril Christensen, Green River, Wyoming; and Jeanette Martindale, Salt Lake City.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Dale Hess, Verlon Hess, John Hess, Bud Hess, and Junior Hess.

Funeral services were held Monday, November 3, at the Blackfoot LDS South Stake Center on Mt. Putnam Drive, conducted by Bishop Blair Archibald of the Blackfoot LDS Ninth Ward.

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