Thomas Tauber Anderson (82) was born October 8, 1939, in Logan, Utah. He returned home to his Father in Heaven surrounded by family at Davis Hospital on July 26, 2022. He is proceeded in death by his parents Archibald Anderson and Roma Nielsen, his brothers, Spencer and Perry Anderson and grandson, Hodson Hudak.
He leaves his wife of 60 years, Carol Ann Hinrichs; their four children: Stacy (Steve Bennett), Thomas (Lisa Allen), John (Shauntelle Perigo) and Aimee (Travis Hudak); 15 grandchildren and 6 (great grandchildren): Chase Talbot (Quincy and Monroe), Caitlin Lahoda (Kesler, Henrik and Thatcher), Colter, Camrie and Cashe Bennett, Spencer (Spencer Harvey) and Daniel Anderson, Emily Caldwell, Braunté Miner, Odessa Ostler, Tolkien and Cosette Anderson, Nikkelle, Cantor and Taylon Hudak; last but not least, Trixie his dog.
Tom served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army and fixed helicopters during the Korean War. He continued as an avid skydiver and took pride in the sport. Tom earned the rank of Eagle Scout and served many years as a Scout Master. He took his family and boy scouts on many white water rafting and backpacking adventures.
Tom and Carol were married on May 12, 1962, in San Carlos, California. In 1965 Tom and Carol accepted the invitation to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and were sealed as a family on January 21, 1967, in the Oakland Temple. Tom was a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ and endured to the end of this mortal existence.
With his education in Material Engineering, Tom worked on the Glomar Explorer, helped build the SR-71, and designed and built parts for the Stealth and other military aircraft. He also managed the bow and fishing rod plant at Browning Arms. Tom loved woodworking and shared this skill with his family by teaching his sons. He made beautiful clocks, jewelry boxes and mirrors. Tom had a passion for family history, discovered many family relations and made new family friends in Australia. He was always willing to help others and serve where he could.
Funeral services will be held Monday, August 1, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Orchard Grove church at 2680 E. Cherry Lane, Layton, Utah. . Friends may visit family Sunday, July 31, 2022 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Rd. in Layton, Utah and Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church prior to the service
Internment will take place at Lindquist’s Memorial Park at Layton where military honors will be accorded.