Lola Ruth Thompson Anderson, 96, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Birch Creek Assisted Living Center in Smithfield, Utah on November 26, 2022.
She was born August 2, 1926 to James J. and Mary Lucetta (Shumway) Thompson in Garland, Utah where she grew up. She was the youngest of nine children. She attended Garland Elementary School and graduated from Bear River High School.
She married William Roy Anderson on May 15, 1947 in the Logan Utah Temple. They made their home in Thatcher, Utah. Bill passed away on April 4, 2008.
Lola Ruth loved the Utah Jazz and all sports. She played softball and still thinks batting 100 is a good thing. She loved traveling south for the winter and spending summers at the cabin. Fishing with Wayne and LuDean Young were some of her favorite memories.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served faithfully in many callings such as in the Relief Society Presidency, Young Women’s Presidency, and Sunday School.
Lola Ruth was loved by everyone she met. She was a fine lady and the effect she had on others, and the influence in turn that they will have on others, will be everlasting. The wake she leaves behind is immeasurable. She lived a very full life without regrets.
She is survived by her five children: Kathie (Lynn-deceased) Shaffer of Preston, ID, W Dean (Mary Lee) of Tremonton, UT, Roger (Sherry) of Pleasant View, UT, Ruth Ann (Rex) Porter of Garden City, UT, and Jim (Kristy) of Hyde Park, UT.
She leaves a wonderful legacy of 17 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren (plus 1 on the way), and 3 great-great-grandchildren (plus 2 on the way).
She is preceded in death by her loving husband Bill, her parents and her eight siblings, as well as her son-in-law Lynn Shaffer and grandson Chad Lynn Shaffer.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Noon. A viewing will be held prior from 10:30-11:30 A.M. All services will be held at the Thatcher Utah LDS Church (11475 W 10400 N-Thatcher, UT). Interment will be at the Valley View Cemetery. The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed below.
Special thanks go to Nancy Hansen, Many Hands, Rocky Mountain Hospice, and Natalie Udy.