Alice Burton Anderson, 89, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away peacefully on Sunday January 16, 2022 at her home. Born September 19, 1932 in West Jordan, Utah, the son of Ira Junius and Alice Marinda Hatch Burton. Graduated from Jordan High School in 1950. Proud to be a Jordan High Beetdigger! At the age of 18, on October 5, 1950, she met the love of her life and knew that she wanted to be with him for eternity. On January 23, 1951, she married Boyd Downey Anderson in the Salt Lake Temple. Alice was born and raised in West Jordan, Utah. Alice and her husband Boyd raised their 10 children in the house they built together next to her parents in West Jordan on the family farm. She lived happily all her life in the city she loved.
Alice loved her role as wife and mother. Her family has always been her priority and has gone out of her way to support them. She provided well-cooked meals, special birthday cakes, and even allowed a hole to be cut in her hardwood closet floor for a ghost alley entrance. In 1977 her first grandchild was born and she loved to pamper them all. She hand quilted each of them a baby quilt. His grandchildren already recognize their first year without a birthday card and without a new $5 bill.
After her children were grown, she worked for 25 years in customer service at a clothing and hardware store until her retirement. She then traveled across the country with her husband as he drove trucks and cars during their early retirement years. She loved to play games with us and in recent years she has become a master at SkipBo.
Active life member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Alice has served in a variety of callings, including her favorite as Relief Society secretary, also as Relief Society teacher, Blazer leader, Primary teacher, youth leader, ward librarian, etc… From 1971 to 1992 she sang with a women’s choir -da-Nels.” The choir was formed by their bishop to provide music at funerals. Alice was one of the original 6 sisters of the choir which grew to 18 members. In addition to funerals, they performed at various events in the area for nearly 300 performances. She loved her time singing with the choir. She served on a mission of service in the welfare services through the Deseret Industries Homecraft program by making quilt kits for Bishop’s warehouse for 6 months.In the early 80s, she overcame her fear of technology and began to learn about the program FamilySearch indexing. In the first year, it indexed 10,000 records with 98% accuracy.
Proceeded to the death by her husband Boyd, her daughter Darci, dad, mom, her brothers (and sisters-in-law): Junius (Evelena), Nolan (Margaret), Devon (Elaine), Juel (Geri), Elden, Gerald ( Donna) and her sister Roma. His only sister Roma died in infancy. Alice has dreamed of having a sister all her life. We’re sure she has a happy reunion with her only sister.
He is survived by his children: Boyd (Jann), Terry (Ray) Peterson, Gregory, Scott (Connie), Rolayne (Bryan) Jewkes, Marla (Scott) Stephenson, Norman (Teresa), Darci – deceased (Darran) Taylor, Kirk ( Trena) and Lisa (Chris) Oborn. 41 grandchildren (24 spouses), 73 great-grandchildren (3 spouses), 5 great-great-grandchildren. Totaling a posterity of 165 (wow!) with more to come. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Sharon (Bob) Keddington.
Join Alice’s family in celebrating her life for a visitation THURSDAY, January 20, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway (10500 S.) Funeral Services SATURDAY, January 22 11:00 a.m. at the West Jordan River Oaks Stake Building, 8950 S. 1300 W., West Jordan with a pre-service tour from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Burial at West Jordan City Cemetery 7800 S. 1300 W.
Live broadcast of the funeral service available via this link: https://psomas.zoom.us/j/8016086889?pwd=VzBHMTUvanZTVXlkaHlvUzFObGtDQT09
Our family expresses their gratitude for the loving care Canyon Hospice provided to Mom, especially Veronica and Joann.
Published by Deseret News from January 19 to January 21, 2022.