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Alex James Anderson
Alex James Anderson, 22, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015 from a brain aneurysm due to endocarditis. He was born on September 25, 1992 in Fillmore, Utah to LaDon J Anderson and Janet Carol Alexander Anderson. Alex was the youngest of four children, and loved his siblings and parents with a love that was expressed through his deeds.
Alex grew up in Flowell. He graduated from Millard High School where he loved playing sports-especially basketball, football, and soccer. Alex learned many life lessons from playing sports: to work hard, to be tough, and to dig deep. He gained many friends through his high school years and had a great respect for all of his coaches. In 2005 Alex received his Eagle Scout Award. Alex represented Millard High school as their Business and Marketing Sterling Scholar in 2011.
He loved to hunt and fish and spent many hours enjoying the beauty around him. This love of the outdoors led him to firefighting last summer, and on many adventures around the western United States. He enjoyed the relationships and friendships he gained through the BLM and was excited to start fire season again this summer. He was attending Utah Valley University and was pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he served faithfully throughout his life. He had a strong testimony of the Savior and strived to live a life of example and faith. Alex served in the Washington D.C. South mission from 2011 to 2013. He often talked about the amazing people he had met, and how they had changed his life.
He is survived by his parents, LaDon and Janet of Flowell; Siblings: Vanessa Uffens of Flowell; Mike and Amber Anderson of Eagle Mountain; Joseph Anderson of Provo. Alex also leaves behind four nieces that adored their uncle Al.
He was loved by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Friends may call at the Flowell Ward Chapel on Saturday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 14th at 12:00 in the Flowell Ward Chapel, 4200 West 500 North (Actually considered Fillmore). Interment will be at the Fillmore Cemetery under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home. Online condolences can be expressed at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com
We would like to include Alex on our Honor List as part of the Parley P. Pratt Missionary Memorial, a project designed to remember the contributions of those missionaries who suffer death or trauma in the mission field (or prior to or following the mission). We also invite you to share the "rest of the story" regarding his life, mission, gifts and talents. Please contact me via email: email@example.com if you would be so kind.
David Tuttle Mar 22 2015 12:00 AM
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Alex. On behalf of UVU please accept our condolences. I hope you are finding peace during this time.
UVU Dean of Students
Alexis Palmer Mar 19 2015 12:00 AM
To the Anderson Family:
What a privilege it was to have your son serve in the Piedmont ward while we lived in Virginia. As a young couple without children, we made time to have the missionaries over weekly for shared meals and a lesson. We were so close in age to many of the missionaries that my husband and I often said that we felt like we became good friends with many of the Elders who served in our area. Elder Anderson was no exception to this.
Elder Anderson was a great missionary and accomplished young man. He came to our house many times to share his testimony and his sweet spirit. Our favorite memory of Elder Anderson is that he loved to play with our dog Hazel. He had a great sense of humor and would play "footsie" with our dog underneath the kitchen table when we weren't looking! We only realized what Elder Anderson taught Hazel when a new Elder came into our house and Hazel pounced on his feet because Elder Anderson taught her that black socks = playtime! :)
Elder Anderson had such a wonderful, sweet spirit about him and we are so thankful for the opportunity to have known him. Your family must be so proud of the man he became, the life he lived, and the love he shared with those around him. As a new mom, I hope my son grows up to live the kind of life Elder Anderson did.
Thank you & God Bless!
Kyle, Jillian, and Hazel Baird
Jillian and Kyle Baird Mar 17 2015 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of the passing of your son. He served as a missionary in our ward. He was always cheerful and had a gentle way about him. He was a fine example of a servant of the Lord. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this time. Deepest regards.
The Peterson Family
Rich and Laura Peterson Mar 13 2015 12:00 AM
We had the honor of having Elder Anderson serve as a full-time missionary in our ward in Ashburn, Virginia. He was a kind, loving example of faith and service. I am blessed to have had the chance to associate with him. He loved the Lord and the gospel, and his Christlike influence continues to be felt in Virginia.
Bishop Greg Lewis
Bishop Greg Lewis Mar 13 2015 12:00 AM
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your son. Elder Anderson was a wonderful missionary in the Belmont Ridge
Ward in Ashburn, VA and always had a smile on his face. May your memories and faith help you through this very difficult time.
The Johnson Family
Jerold and Debbie Johnson Mar 13 2015 12:00 AM
Alex's teachers and fellow friends at UVU in the Engineering Technology Department were very saddened to hear the news. He will be greatly missed by so many people. We are sorry your family is having to deal with such sorrow in your life. May you see blessings and hope from this trial.
UVU Engineering Technology Department.
Christine Peterson Mar 13 2015 12:00 AM
We express condolences and may you have extra blessings during this hardship. I always hard to find the right words other than it just sucks to loose loved ones. Hopefully me again.
Aaron Jenkins Family
Aaron Jenkins Mar 13 2015 12:00 AM
We are grateful that Doris sent the news, but oh so sorry, LaDon. It has been years since we have seen you, but you were a favorite. May our Father embrace you and heal the aching hearts of both Alex's parents. The obituary is a lovely tribute. He is the fruit of goodly parents. Alex was a son to be proud of and the type who will be engaged in the work of the Kingdom where he has been called. You will feel his presence. Meanwhile, our prayers and love, deepest sympathy.
Love, Uncle LaVere and Aunt Rose Ellen in Ohio
LaVere & Rose Ellen Jenkins Mar 12 2015 12:00 AM
Dear Anderson Family,
We were so shocked and sad to hear of the passing of your son. He served as a missionary in our ward here in Ashburn, VA, and we loved Elder Anderson. He was a great missionary and such a fine example for our children. He was in our home several times. I can picture him with his grin as he casually chatted with us. He told us of his dog as he petted ours, he showed us the photo of his before-mission hair, and he shared his testimony of the gospel with us. He was so good with his companions, too. My favorite memory is when he skyped with all of you from our home on Christmas day. He told us after he hung up about talking with all of you, and he was so happy. You can be very proud of him and all he accomplished as a missionary here. Thank you for sharing him with us. Several months after he was transferred to a new area, we ran into him at a Washington Nationals game (missionary night). It was such a great reunion to see him again. We look forward to a similar reunion one day and are so thankful for our knowledge of the gospel plan that makes this possible. We know he was welcomed home by a loving Heavenly Father and that our Savior has provided the way for all of us to be together again. May the Comforter be with each of you and strengthen and sustain you at this extremely difficult time. We are praying for you.
The Parkin Family
Shaun & Alice Parkin & Family Mar 12 2015 12:00 AM