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Richard H. Anderson

Richard H. Anderson

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.

Richard was 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. Shortly 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 cars. 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. Together they raised seven children.

After retiring, Deline and Richard spent their winters in Yuma, Arizona, where they made many friends.

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.
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