June 9, 1930 - January 2, 2017
Rodney James Anderson, native of Rupert, Idaho, passed away in his home on January 2, 2017. Rodney Anderson was a common man, but for a common man he lived an adventurous life. His adventures started during the depression in the irrigation canals of Southern Idaho. For nine years his adventures sent him down the “River of No Return” as a guide for the Boy Scouts of America. He found himself working with dynamite and helicopters to build trails and bridges in some of the remotest mountain regions of the United States. His adventures left him stranded in Alaska above the Arctic Circle and living on remote islands in the South Pacific. Through all these adventures he had time to raise five children, invent a paper cooking pot, and learn to tie doggy bows. He lived rich and died rich. He is survived by his wife, Violet; his five children: Tami (Stanley Stolpe), Todd (Kay Lynn), Tory (Barbara), Tara (Mike Creager), and Treg (Lisa); Kevin Rasmussen, Lavern Ward (Louie),Danny Rassmussen, Karin Killough (Bob), Debby Kumasaka (Kyle), Buddy Allen Rasmussen (Shelly). Together Rodney and Violet had thirty-seven grandchildren and forty-three great grandchildren. Rodney was preceded in death by his parents, Sherman and Edna; his sisters Janice, Shirley, Christine; and by one son and three grandchildren.Funeral services will be held at Rupert 3rd Ward (526 F Street), on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM. There will be a viewing 6-8 pm Sunday night and 9:30–10:30 day of funeral.Services are under the direction of Arvin Hansen and Kim Godfrey of Cache Valley Mortuary.
Rodney James Anderson, native of Rupert, Idaho, passed away in his home on January 2, 2017. Rodney Anderson was a common man, but for a common man he lived an adventurous life. His adventures started during the depression in the irrigation canals... View Obituary & Service Information
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