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LaRene Broadhead Anderson

Jan. 17, 1934 - Jan. 7, 2018

Date of Service: Jan. 11, 2018

LaRene Broadhead Anderson

RUPERT – LaRene Broadhead Anderson, an 83-year-old resident of Rupert, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.

LaRene was born in Rupert, Idaho on January 17, 1934, to Earl Broadhead and Clara MaHoney. She graduated from Rupert High School in 1952. LaRene married the love of her life, Frank Ottis Anderson, on August 3, 1952. The couple was later sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple.

She had numerous jobs ranging from making ice cream at Ballentyne’s Market to driving school bus for the Minidoka School District. The job she loved most, however, was cooking lunches at Minico High School, East Minico Jr. High School, and her favorite, Acequia Elementary, where she retired after 20 years.

She is survived by three daughters, Alicia (Robert) Bywater of Rupert, Kathy (Jerry) Uker of Twin Falls, and Diana Warr, also of Twin Falls; 16 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

LaRene was preceded in death by her husband; her son, Randy Anderson; her granddaughter, Shannon Bywater; her son-in-law, Kendall Warr; her mother and father; her stepmother, Vivian Broadhead; her brother, Glen Broadhead; and Tinker, the family dog.

LaRene loved camping, cooking, sewing, and most of all, spending time with her family. The family would like to thank Minidoka Home Health and Hospice for their compassionate help and care; Lacey, Amber, Michele, and all the wonderful CNA’s who came and made her final days more pleasant. The family would also like to thank Dr. Saunders and Dr. Pates.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 11, 2018, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Rupert 1st Ward Church (the former Rupert Stake Tabernacle) located at 806 G St., in Rupert. Interment will follow the service at the Rupert Cemetery.

Viewing times will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and one hour prior to the service at church.