THEODORE "TED" CLINTON ANDERSONMay 2, 1927 ~ August 25, 2017 (age 90)
Theodore C. Anderson
May 2, 1927-August 25,2017
Theodore C. “Ted” Anderson, born May 2,1927 at Weiser, Idaho, to Theodore F. and Kathleen Marie Rowland Anderson, who we’re residing at Lime, Oregon at the time of Ted’s birth. Ted went to grade school at Lime, Baker City, and Nyssa Oregon. He went to junior and senior high school at Inkom, Idaho, where he was valedictorian of his 8th grade and senior graduating class of Inkom High School.
He was drafted in 1945 and entered Army infantry basic training. He was honorably discharged in 1947 after serving in South Korea. He then served proudly for 18 years in the U.S. Army Reserve in Pocatello, Idaho, attaining the rank of Captain.
Ted graduated in 1951 from Idaho State College (University) in Pocatello, and always a Bengal. He then returned to Inkom where he taught at Inkom High School where he coached football and basketball for one year. He then became a successful and respected District Sales Representative for General Foods Corporation, Broker Representative for S&W Fine Foods, he supported Dee Smith of Smith’s Food King back when Dee started with his first store in Brigham City, and for 27 years he managed an integral part of the growth of Blue Cross of Idaho as a service and sales representative in Pocatello, and then was asked to lead as Blue Cross District Manager for southwest Idaho which led him to Boise, where he retired and has since resided.
Along the way, Ted found time to teach a Sunday school class, work with great pride and effort with Jobs Daughters Bethel 32 in Pocatello, and Bethel 48 in Boise as an Associate Guardian, to become Worshipful Master of Masonic Lodge Keystone Lodge #81, A.F. & A.M., and even be President of Gate City Lions Club in Pocatello. Ted inherited his quick wit and sense of humor from his Mother, his sense of work ethic from his Father, his loving, unending patience from his sister and 7 children, and enduring admiration for and from his 6 nieces. His children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were and always will be his greatest joy. Ted was a true people person with keen insight and patient understanding. “I thank you for everything Lord, and I mean just everything”….! Ted Anderson