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Ralph Andersen Sr. Passes Away

Ralph Andersen Sr. Passes Away

JUNE 18, 2018 - It is with great sadness that we alert our fellow umpires to the passing of the Father of Ralph Andersen. Here are the important details regarding the upcoming vieweing and the funeral.


DATE: Friday, June 22, 2018
LOCATION: Myers Mortuary * 5865 South 1900 West - Roy, Utah
TIME: 6-8 PM


DATE: Saturday, June 23, 2018
LOCATION: Clinton LDS 16th Ward * 1288 West 1300 North - Clinton, Utah
VIEWING: 9:30 - 10:30 AM


A valiant servant of our Heavenly Father, Ralph Alonzo Andersen, 80, loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend passed from this life on 14 June 2018. Born 25 January 1938 in Brigham City, UT to Alonzo Andersen and Margaret Bassett, the sixth of eight children.

Ralph grew up and attended schools in Brigham City, graduating from Box Elder High School. He also received degrees from Weber State University and Indiana University.

ln 1961 he married his eternal sweetheart, Margaret Nelson, in the Logan LDS temple. They were blessed with a son, Ralph Jr., and a daughter, Annette, in addition to five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Ralph was blessed with mechanical talent. There was not a car he couldn't make run. This ability was a determining factor in choosing an occupation.

ln 1958 he was called to serve a mission to Tahiti, French Polynesia. He served as a mechanic and engineer on the church owned yacht, Parita, in addition to proselyting.

His career began by working at several automobile service centers, then at Thiokol, and then as a professor of automotive engineering at Weber State University. He taught there until the
Utah State Office of Education hired him as the state specialist for Trade and lndustrial
Education allowing him to work with all trade programs in the state. He retired after 24 years.

Ralph had a firm testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and loved his Savior. He served in many positions in the church including, Bishop, High Councilor, President of the Tahiti Papeete Mission and Ogden Temple Ordinance worker.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret, his son, Ralph Jr., daughter, Annette, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, two brothers, Melvin and Vertis Andersen, and two sisters, Delpha Baird and Jean Jensen. He was preceded in death by his parents, two grandchildren, and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Clinton 16th Ward, 1288 West 1300 North, Clinton, Utah. A viewing will be held Friday, June 22, 2018 from 6:00 -8:00 PM at Myers Mortuary 5865 South 1900 West, Roy, Utah and prior to the services at the church from 9:30 -10:30 AM.

ln lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints general missionary fund or charity of your choice.

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