Frank Anderson, beloved son, brother, father, and uncle,
passed away peacefully in his home in Flower Mound, Texas
on March 7, 2015 at age 62, after a long and brave 3 year
battle with cancer.
Steve was born on December 30, 1952 in Provo, Utah to Merlin
F. Anderson and Elaine M. Peterson. Steve spent his early
years in Corvallis, Oregon and his teenage years in San
Jose, California. Upon graduation from Willow Glen High
School in San Jose, California, Steve attended Brigham Young
University in Provo, Utah for one year, before embarking
on a mission for the LDS church in Central America. He spent
two years sharing his faith and serving the people of Panama,
Costa Rica, and Nicaragua, from 1972 to 1974.
Steve returned to BYU for an additional year, studying
physics, before transferring to San Jose State University
in California, where he earned his degree in Meteorology.
Steve began his career conducting air circulation testing
for wind tunnels in San Francisco, California and forecasting
weather in Palo Alto, California for ships out to sea. His
bilingual skills in Spanish won him his first meteorologist
job for the airline industry, forecasting weather for Continental
Airlines in Los Angeles. When the company dissolved its
meteorology department in 1983, Steve accepted a position
with American Airlines as a meteorologist in Dallas/Ft.
Worth, a position which he held in the same location through
industry ups and downs, for 32 years. He excelled as a meteorologist,
and was an avid traveler, exploring nearly every state in
the United States, as well as abroad in Costa Rica, Guatemala,
Nicaragua, Mexico, England, France, Germany, and the Caribbean.
He loved building model airplanes, feeding ducks at the
local pond, trips to Sonic, identifying the airplanes taking
off and landing at the airport, and watching his favorite
football teams. In his church service, he was a true leader,
always reaching out to those that needed assistance. His
bright willingness to serve will be a lasting legacy to
those whose lives he touched. We will miss him and his stalwart
and loyal presence.
He is survived by his five daughters; Kjerstina Anderson,
Nicolle Anderson, Charmagne Layton, Tiffany Anderson, and
Julie Gravley; parents; Frank and Elaine Anderson; sister;
Debra Anderson and brothers; Bradley, David, Christopher,
and Franklin Anderson.
Funeral services were be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2015
at 11:00 am, with a viewing being held prior to services
from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, at the Flower Mound 1st LDS Ward
Chapel located at 3882 Quail Run, Flower Mound, Texas.
Graveside services will be held for Steve on Tuesday, March
17, 2015 at 11:00 am in the American Fork Cemetery 600 North
Center Street, American Fork, Utah.