-- 1921 ~ 2011 --
Eleanor Davis Anderson was born February 19, 1921 in Leland,
Utah to Earl H. and Eleanor Jane Larsen Davis. After a long
and productive life, Mary traveled to the next life on September
She was married to Keith P. Anderson November 12, 1942
in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they had three children;
Phillip, Douglas and Brian, followed by 9 grandchildren
and 16 great-grandchildren. Mary was always proud of her
She received her early education in the Leland and Spanish
Fork schools, graduating from Spanish Fork High School in
1939. She graduated from LDS Business College, attended
BYU for three years and attended many evening school classes.
While her husband was at Cornell University she enrolled
in classes there and also worked as a secretary for one
of the Deans. She worked as a supervisor and expediter in
the General Maintenance Department of Remington Arms during
World War II.
She was an active member of the LDS church, serving in
many executive and teaching positions in the Primary, Relief
Society and Young Women’s organizations on both the
Ward and Stake levels.
She loved music and sang in small groups such as The Singing
Mothers and Ward and Stake choirs. She played the piano
and guitar for her own enjoyment. Mary excelled as an artist
and was a member of the Artists Section of the Women’s
Council of Provo, Utah. Her paintings received awards in
several shows. She worked both in oils and pastels. She
served as a Pink Lady for several years at Utah Valley Hospital
and served with other volunteer groups. She and her husband
traveled extensively throughout the world and lived in Spain
for a year where her husband taught at The Universities
of Valencia and Barcelona.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, her parents,
two sisters, Blanch (Merrell) Nielson and Lorraine (Ronald)
Davis, four brothers, Lester, Courtney, Welby and Bryce
Davis. She is survived by two brothers, Alan (Marilyn) Davis
and Clare (Pat) Davis, three sons, Phil (Lil) Anderson,
Doug (Loretta) Anderson, Brian (Barbara) Anderson and her
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Friday, September 16, at
2:00 p.m. at East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery, 4800 North
650 East, Provo, Utah 84601. Family and friends are invited.
The family sends a special thanks to First Choice Home
Health Care and Hospice Services as well as The Charleston
at Cedar Hills. For the past two years their services have