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Alexander "Woody" Anderson

Jun. 4, 1932 - Oct. 6, 2019

Date of Service: Oct. 19, 2019

ALBION – Our loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend, A. W. “Woody” Anderson, 87, left us, peacefully Sunday, October 6, 2019, while at home.

He was born on a sunny, June morning in 1932, to Helen and Alexander Anderson, in Salt Lake City, UT. Woody joined his two older sisters, Bonnie and Barbara. Later, Judy and Lynda rounded out the Anderson family.

Woody completed all his schooling in Salt Lake. After serving two years in the U.S. Army (stationed in Germany and skiing competitively for the military), he graduated from the University of Utah with a BS in Chemistry/Biological Sciences.

Professionally, Woody was a ski racer, ski instructor, ski-school director, ski-area manager, ski-shop owner and ski-area owner/operator. He was one of the founders of the Intermountain Ski Instructors Association serving as national certification chairman for Professional Ski Instructors of America as well as other ski industry, Idaho State and community offices.

He was a charismatic, wonderful man who loved his family, friends and the ski industry. We will forever remember and miss his intelligence, smiling kindness, quick wit, limericks and twinkling eyes.

Woody is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sandy; his children, Jody (John), Chris (Georgia), Gretchen (Buster) and Nathan (Cynthia); his stepchildren, Mike (Janay), Lisa (Jeff) and Kevin (Krien), his grandchildren, Whitney, Zachary (Lindsey), Kali (Michael), Alex, Hannah, Maci (Brandon), Erika, Woody, Sarah, Maggie, Joshua, William; his great-grandson, Kanner; his former wife, Ginny; his sisters, Barbara, Judy (Jack), Lynda; and many, many nieces, nephews and dear loved ones.

Woody was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Bonnie.

The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Albion Ward, located at 889 S. Main St, Albion, Idaho 83311, where a visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Military rites will be provided by the Mini-Cassia Veterans Group.

A private graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Larkin Sunset Gardens, located at 1950 E. 10600 S., in Sandy, Utah. Additionally, there will be a Celebration of Life, November 2, 2019 in Park City, Utah.

Think of Woody while you enjoy a strawberry milkshake, maple bar or footlong. And, make certain to get your kids on skis, by the time they can walk—otherwise it’s child neglect.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to: Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation’s “Education Fund” for youth skiing purposes at P. O. Box 980187, Park City, Utah 84098.