Downey…Barry William Anderson, 66, passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Private family services will be held on Wednesday, November 18 at 12 noon in the Downey LDS Ward Chapel. There will be a family viewing for one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will follow in the Downey City Cemetery.
Downey, Idaho…Barry William Anderson, 66, passed away Wednesday November 11, 2020, at McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah of complications due to Covid-19.
Barry was born on December 11, 1953 in Brigham City, Utah to Elmer and Lavon Adams Anderson. He was raised in Snowville, Utah. He graduated from Bear River High School, in 1972 where he excelled in FFA, welding, and wood working.
On December 21, 1974, Barry married the love of his life Kathy Ann Woods in Snowville, Utah. He was sealed to his eternal sweetheart on January 28, 1989 in the Logan, Utah temple. They started their life together in Snowville and later moved to Promontory, Utah where Barry managed the Promontory Ranch for 18 years and made countless life long friends. They later moved to Wyola, Montana where Barry worked on the Sunlight Ranch. In 1996 Barry and Kathy made their home in Downey, Idaho. There he worked on the Diamond T Ranch and later pursued another dream driving truck for Dot Foods out of Burley, Idaho. He made many great friends while working for Dot. He spent hours talking to his co workers over the phone while on the road.
Barry was a very devoted husband and dad. He loved his family and always worked very hard to show his love and support for them. He really enjoyed family gatherings. Barry was very giving. He is cherished and loved by his family.
Everyone that knew dad knew he always had a smile on his face. His happiness was contagious. He always showed his utmost love to everyone he came in contact with.
He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. His knowledge of the gospel is incredible. He has a very strong testimony. He served as a counselor in the Promontory Branch Presidency, a Sunday School teacher and a home teacher. He was currently serving as a youth Sunday School teacher in the Downey 1st Ward. He had a great love for the youth in his Sunday School classes. He also loved being a home teacher.
Barry had a great love for the outdoors and was always on the go. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding horses. He was also very fond of old country music, which he listened to everyday in his truck.
He is survived by his wife Kathy and his six children. Children: Lori Ann (Chris) Wahler Pocatello, Idaho, Katie (Greg) Parker Garland, Utah, Angie (Jerry) Mercer McCammon, Idaho, Abigail Anderson Downey, Idaho, Natalie (Coleton) Robbins Dayton, Idaho, Tyler William Anderson Downey, Idaho. Brother Ron (Cindy) Anderson, Snowville, Utah. 10 grandchildren (Kim, Kala, DaNeal, Naomi, Raygan, Alaina, Sierra, Brendon, Haidyn, and Roscoe), and 1 great grandchild (Klowi). Many loved nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his cherished parents and Brother E. Ray Anderson.
The family would like to thank all of the healthcare workers involved in his care at Nell J Redfield Memorial Hospital in Malad, Idaho and McKay Dee Hospital. They would also like to thank their family, coworkers, friends, and his coworkers at Dot Foods for the outpouring of love and support.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions a private family service will be held on Wednesday, November 18 at 12 noon in the Downey LDS Ward Chapel. Close friends and ward family are invited to attend the funeral. Masks and social distancing will be required. There will be a family viewing for one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will follow in the Downey City Cemetery.