Charles H. Anderson “Chuck” “Ol Griz” passed away on April 3, 2022. Chuck was born in Green River, Wyoming in 1928 and worked for the Union Pacific Railroad. He married Rusty Anderson in San Mateo, California on March 5, 1952. They just celebrated 70 years together. Chuck proudly served in the army during WWII stationed in Japan.
Dad had a long career in the commercial/graphic arts, and retired from Boise Cascade in 1989. He started his career in California, continuing to Oregon, Washington and Boise, Idaho. Dad and Mom had many adventures in their camper and 5th wheel exploring Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and much more.
He is survived by his wife, Rusty, children, Sharyl, Mark (Vicki), Lisa and Kelly and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brother B. Ray Anderson of Utah and Alice Akau of Hawaii.. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bennett and Gertrude Anderson and son-in-law, Terry.
Chuck had a wonderful wit and sense of humor, cracking jokes until the very end. His happy place was in the desert or fly fishing on a river or just riding his scooter in the park.
A small family gathering will be held on April 19th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, 10100 Horseshoe Bend Rd., Boise,A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
He will be missed but forever loved.
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Charlotte Chaney saysApril 13, 2022 at 9:06 am
How sad to read of Chuck’s passing, but how wonderful to know the two of you had so many wonderful years together! We remember you both with great fondness. May your own memories sustain you in this time of sadness.
Charlotte and Ed Chaney
Robin Conklin Thomas saysApril 13, 2022 at 5:31 pm
Dear Anderson Family – It has been 50 some years but I remember you all well. It sounds like Chuck’s was a life well lived. I am sorry you will not have him here any longer. Tender thoughts and sweet memories.
Sharyl Larson saysApril 15, 2022 at 9:33 pm
Thank you Robin. Hope you and yours are well. I am on facebook should you wish to connect and of course via email. Best, Sharyl
Sharyl Larson saysApril 16, 2022 at 5:46 pm
Hi Robin – Thanks for your thoughts. Are you in Boise? Are you on facebook? Hee hee. Might be fun to connect. Best to you, Sharyl firstname.lastname@example.org, FB, and 510.695.5181
Bob Hayes saysApril 16, 2022 at 9:01 am
Chuck, you’ll be missed. I have many fond memories of our professional and leisure times together. Best wishes to Rusty and family.
Bob Hayes saysApril 16, 2022 at 1:08 pm
Chuck, you’ll be missed. I have many fond memories of our times — professional and recreational — together. Best to Rusty and the family.