Gene Anderson

02/11/1936 ~ 02/05/2021

Gene Anderson, “Geno” 84, passed peacefully to the other side of The Veil on February 5, 2021 at his home in Elsinore, Utah after a long struggle with lung disease.
Gene was born February 11, 1936 in Sterling, Utah to Lindon and Virginia Anderson. He was the third of nine children.
He attended Sterling grade school, Manti Jr. High and Manti High School.
He loved hard work and beginning as a child he worked long hours on the family farm. He worked for many of the farmers in Sterling and was told that he was the best worker they ever had. He worked for the Broken Arrow Ranch located between Sterling and Gunnison, for many years. He worked for Eldon Neves at Seven Trees for 35 years, trimming trees. He was told that he was not a trimmer, he was an Artist. Trees were masterpieces after he finished trimming.
He was a master carpenter. He renovated his complete home in Elsinore. He named his home “The Manchun”. He even built himself a little cabin on his Elsinore property. He loved sleeping in his cabin in the summer and sometimes even in the winter. He did carpentry work for anyone who needed his help. He was always willing to help anyone in need.
He served in the Army for six years and was stationed in Washington State and Germany.
Gene loved people. He has a great sense of humor and a gift at putting people at ease with his jokes and expertise. All who knew Geno loved him. He enjoyed spending time with his coffee friend, Don Maxfield, and his friends at the Cowboy Corral in Elsinore and the L’il Wonder Cafe in Richfield.
He was an avid guitarist and singer. He taught himself to play the guitar and piano. He sang and played his guitar at many funerals, and other functions, including town reunions and performing at the Cowboy Corral. He was a member of the Foot Warmers Orchestra for a time.
He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He has a special relationship with our Savior, Jesus Christ.
He is survived by the love of his life, Beth Lucas, brother, Robert Anderson, Holladay, sisters Phyllis Smith, Tooele and Bonnie (Thomas) Fitzhugh, South Jordan, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Ben Anderson, Buddy Anderson and Clair Lynn Anderson, sisters, Judy Barrett and Arlene Story and nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the Richfield lntermountain Homecare and Hospice.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, February 11, 2021 gathering at 1:00 p.m. with services to follow in the Sterling Cemetery.

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9 Responses to “Gene Anderson”

  1. Karyn Field says:

    Rest In Peace my favorite Uncle. I will cherish our memories forever. You taught me so much over the years and I’m proud to be your niece. Love you so much!

  2. Lisa says:

    I don’t even know what to say. My heart hurts, my brain is swimming with thoughts but they can’t come out. I have so many wonderful memories of you. All the times you listened with 100% attention to anything I said, thank you. Thank you for loving me like a daughter. Thank you for being Grandpa Gene to my kids. I will forever miss our Thanksgivings and Christmases, laughter, stories, jokes, and fun times.

    More than anything, thank you for loving my Mom and being so good to her. You meant more to her than you can know.

    Although I will miss you tremendously, I am happy that you are now free to fly through the tree’s again.

    Rest in Peach dear man and you will be forever loved and missed.

  3. Beth Lucas- says:

    I met Gene a long time before we started dating. I cut his hair and we did craft projects together a long time before. also. He has been in my life since 1985. For the last 26 years he has been my love. He was a fantastic gift to me. My life would not be like it is now, if it were not for him. I am going to miss him immensely, he was my best friend.

  4. Phil Edmunds family says:

    Sorry for your familys loss Gene was a good friend to our family when he lived in Springville.

  5. Phil Edmunds says:

    Sorry for your family’s loss. Gene was a good friend to our family when he lived in Springville

  6. Kathryn Voorhees Zabriskie says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. He worked for my Dad, Stanley Voorhees, on our farm in Christianburg for many years. Our family thought the world of him. Beth, please accept my heartfelt sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you. He was such a great and caring man.

  7. Jared neves says:

    I loved Geno. He was such a great man. I met him when I was 5 years old when he was working at Seven Trees. I remember he ate a raw tomato that he shared with me. I’ll always remember waving to him high up in the bucket truck. We will miss him.

  8. jerye lee says:

    Love this man! His stories are treasures. His strength and health model are envied. Certainly Geno made this world a better place just for knowing him. Oh! the laughter! Thank You Geno. One of the “good ole boys”.

  9. Connie Vore says:

    My friend you have earned your wings and are with your love. You will be miss so much. I thank you for your friendship and help, your laugh and hugs were heartfelt and cherished. Rest easy my friend your work is done go rest high on the mountain.