Richard H. Anderson
died August 23, 2015 in Boise, ID
A committal service
with military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 2, 2015,
at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.
eighty-five years old at the time of his death.
Richard was born to
Walter and Marion Anderson of Boise, Idaho on May 12, 1930.
He graduated from
Boise High School, class of 48.
after graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy.
He worked as a
Mechanic for Anderson Buick for many years and then opened his own business,
Sir Richard Auto Air.
He was also a
professional musician for sixty years, playing the steel guitar, and boy could
he make that steel talk!
At a younger age, he
loved racing motorcycles, and he enjoyed fishing, camping and restoring antique
His first baby was Elizabeth, a
1927 Model T Ford, then Henry came along, a 1913 Model T Ford.
Deline and Richard
were married August 20, 1972.
they raised seven children.
Deline and Richard spent their winters in Yuma, Arizona, where they made many
Richard is survived
by his wife, Deline; daughter, Laurie Guntly (husband, Stan); son, Barry Gallegos,
(wife, Bonnie); son, Greg Anderson; daughter, Bridget Santoyo, (husband,
Cirilo); daughter, Michelle Motley (husband, Brian).
He is also survived by two sisters, Pat Cromwell
and Ellie Wright (husband, Jerry); a brother, Chuck Anderson; many
grandchildren and great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in
death by his parents, and two sons, Scott and Gerald.
He will always be remembered
for that great big smile he always had, and for being the kind and gentle man
that he was.