In Memoriam: Remembering the Life of Richard Anderson
Richard (Dick) Anderson, passed away on September 19, 2023 at the age of 89. Born on September 24, 1933, Richard C Anderson showed an early aptitude for science and chemistry, leading him to pursue a lifelong career in teaching and aerospace engineering. He attended Brigham Young University, where he honed his skills and became a respected figure in the field. Throughout his career, Richard Anderson contributed to numerous groundbreaking projects, revolutionizing the world of aviation with his expertise and dedication.
Beyond the boardroom and laboratory, Richard Anderson had a zest for life that was unmatched. His love for hiking took him to breathtaking landscapes, from the rugged mountain peak of Mount Naomi to the serene forest trail of White Pine Lake. He found solace and inspiration in the great outdoors, and his adventurous spirit inspired all who had the privilege of sharing the trail with him.
One of Richard Anderson's greatest joys in life was the companionship of his four-legged friends. His love for dogs was boundless, and he often embarked on hikes and outdoor adventures with his loyal canine companions, Sparrow, Ruby and Pepper by his side. His bond with his furry friends was a testament to his kind and gentle nature.
Physical fitness was another cornerstone of Richard Anderson's life. He embraced a regimen of regular exercise that kept him in peak condition, always ready for his next hiking expedition or adventure. His dedication to health and wellness was an inspiration to those around him.
In quieter moments, Richard Anderson found solace in the pages of a good book. He was an avid reader, with a voracious appetite for knowledge and a wide range of interests. His love for literature and learning enriched his life and expanded his horizons.
Richard Anderson will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and colleagues. His legacy in the world of aeronautical engineering will continue to soar, a testament to his brilliance and dedication. His love for hiking, canine companions, reading, exercise, coffee, friends and family will remain an enduring reminder of the passions that brought joy to his life.
Richard Anderson leaves behind a trail of cherished memories and a legacy of excellence and adventure that will be remembered always.
You will forever be in our hearts, Richard Anderson, and your spirit will continue to inspire us to reach for the skies and explore the world around us, just as you did throughout your remarkable life.
To remember and celebrate the legacy of Richard Anderson, the family asks you to gather those in your life and share a hike together during this beautiful time of year. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the Cache Humane Society, an organization close to Richard Anderson's heart.