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Rocky Mountain Obituaries 2-22-10

Stuart Samuel Anderson, 76, of Boulder, Colo., passed away at home on Jan. 29, 2010, from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

He was born on Oct. 27, 1933 in Boulder, Colo., to Ewald Anderson and Gertrude DeBacker Anderson. He was a lifelong Boulder resident. He attended Fairview Elementary School, Casey Junior High and graduated from Boulder High School in 1951. In 1955, he graduated from Colorado A & M College (now CSU) with a degree in General Agriculture. He spent two years in the Army and was stationed in Fort Richardson, Alaska. He met his wife, Audrey MacAndrews, through their mutual love of steam engines and steam excursion trips. They were married on Nov. 27, 1959 at First Presbyterian Church in Boulder, Colo.

Stuart was a third generation farmer on the family farm that was originally farmed by his grandfather who emigrated from Sweden. He and his father raised 10,000 chickens at a time for broilers and when that market declined, they bought 5,000 laying hens for egg production. Once out of the chicken business, Stuart went on to raise cattle and farmed wheat, oats, corn and primarily grass and alfalfa hay. He often hosted groups of school children on farm tours and taught them about the country and farm life.

He drove school bus in Boulder for many years and drove a water truck for his uncle’s water business. He was a member of the Fairview Crops and Livestock 4-H Club and then served as a 4-H leader in the same club for 33 years. He served on the Boulder County Fair Board and the ASCS (Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service), now called FSA (Farm Service Agency). In 1987, his family received the Boulder County Fair Family Award. In 1993, he received a Boulder County Land Conservation Lifetime Achievement Award from the Boulder County Commissioners.

He served on the board of the Marshallville Ditch Company holding every single office. Last August, a ceremony and plaque unveiling took place at which the Ditch headgate was named after the Stuart Anderson Family in recognition of the family’s involvement. Both his parents were on the board and now his daughter Linda carries on the tradition.

Stu’s great love of steam engines and trains was evident throughout his life. He was a longtime member of the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club. He enjoyed chasing trains with his rail-fan friends and may have hopped a freight car or two in his time! He was a partner in High Country Railroad, which operated a tourist railroad at Heritage Square in Golden for 20 years. He enjoyed working on his grandfather’s 1907 Avery steam traction engine and restored his own 1917 Case engine. These engines make regular appearances at the Boulder County Fair and also the Yesteryear Show. In 1976, in honor of the Bicentennial, he organized family, friends and neighbors to put on a demonstration for the public on how grain used to be harvested. Antique farm implements were used including the Avery steam engine, a separator and binder. He enjoyed excursions on the Durango Silverton Railroad, the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad and the Cripple Creek Railroad.

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He was also a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church in Boulder.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Audrey; three daughters, Kristin Anderson and fiance Patrick Bohan of Longmont, Colo., Karen Lakin and husband Adrian of Mead, Colo., and Linda Anderson-Biella and husband Richard of Broomfield, Colo.; his sister Bernice Yahvah and husband Gene of Libby, Mont.; a large extended family of nieces, nephews, and cousins, including many in Sweden; and numerous friends.

Services were held Feb. 3, 2010 in Boulder, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to help maintain the Avery steam engine by sending a check to “Engine Fund” c/o Crist Mortuary, 3395 Penrose Place, Boulder, Colo., 80301 or the 4-H Youth Scholarship Fund c/o Boulder County Fair Office, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, Colo., 80501 or a charity of your choice.

Stuart Samuel Anderson, 76, of Boulder, Colo., passed away at home on Jan. 29, 2010, from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

He was born on Oct. 27, 1933 in Boulder, Colo., to Ewald Anderson and Gertrude DeBacker Anderson. He was a lifelong Boulder resident. He attended Fairview Elementary School, Casey Junior High and graduated from Boulder High School in 1951. In 1955, he graduated from Colorado A & M College (now CSU) with a degree in General Agriculture. He spent two years in the Army and was stationed in Fort Richardson, Alaska. He met his wife, Audrey MacAndrews, through their mutual love of steam engines and steam excursion trips. They were married on Nov. 27, 1959 at First Presbyterian Church in Boulder, Colo.

Stuart was a third generation farmer on the family farm that was originally farmed by his grandfather who emigrated from Sweden. He and his father raised 10,000 chickens at a time for broilers and when that market declined, they bought 5,000 laying hens for egg production. Once out of the chicken business, Stuart went on to raise cattle and farmed wheat, oats, corn and primarily grass and alfalfa hay. He often hosted groups of school children on farm tours and taught them about the country and farm life.

He drove school bus in Boulder for many years and drove a water truck for his uncle’s water business. He was a member of the Fairview Crops and Livestock 4-H Club and then served as a 4-H leader in the same club for 33 years. He served on the Boulder County Fair Board and the ASCS (Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service), now called FSA (Farm Service Agency). In 1987, his family received the Boulder County Fair Family Award. In 1993, he received a Boulder County Land Conservation Lifetime Achievement Award from the Boulder County Commissioners.

He served on the board of the Marshallville Ditch Company holding every single office. Last August, a ceremony and plaque unveiling took place at which the Ditch headgate was named after the Stuart Anderson Family in recognition of the family’s involvement. Both his parents were on the board and now his daughter Linda carries on the tradition.

Stu’s great love of steam engines and trains was evident throughout his life. He was a longtime member of the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club. He enjoyed chasing trains with his rail-fan friends and may have hopped a freight car or two in his time! He was a partner in High Country Railroad, which operated a tourist railroad at Heritage Square in Golden for 20 years. He enjoyed working on his grandfather’s 1907 Avery steam traction engine and restored his own 1917 Case engine. These engines make regular appearances at the Boulder County Fair and also the Yesteryear Show. In 1976, in honor of the Bicentennial, he organized family, friends and neighbors to put on a demonstration for the public on how grain used to be harvested. Antique farm implements were used including the Avery steam engine, a separator and binder. He enjoyed excursions on the Durango Silverton Railroad, the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad and the Cripple Creek Railroad.

He was also a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church in Boulder.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Audrey; three daughters, Kristin Anderson and fiance Patrick Bohan of Longmont, Colo., Karen Lakin and husband Adrian of Mead, Colo., and Linda Anderson-Biella and husband Richard of Broomfield, Colo.; his sister Bernice Yahvah and husband Gene of Libby, Mont.; a large extended family of nieces, nephews, and cousins, including many in Sweden; and numerous friends.

Services were held Feb. 3, 2010 in Boulder, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to help maintain the Avery steam engine by sending a check to “Engine Fund” c/o Crist Mortuary, 3395 Penrose Place, Boulder, Colo., 80301 or the 4-H Youth Scholarship Fund c/o Boulder County Fair Office, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, Colo., 80501 or a charity of your choice.

Stuart Samuel Anderson, 76, of Boulder, Colo., passed away at home on Jan. 29, 2010, from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

He was born on Oct. 27, 1933 in Boulder, Colo., to Ewald Anderson and Gertrude DeBacker Anderson. He was a lifelong Boulder resident. He attended Fairview Elementary School, Casey Junior High and graduated from Boulder High School in 1951. In 1955, he graduated from Colorado A & M College (now CSU) with a degree in General Agriculture. He spent two years in the Army and was stationed in Fort Richardson, Alaska. He met his wife, Audrey MacAndrews, through their mutual love of steam engines and steam excursion trips. They were married on Nov. 27, 1959 at First Presbyterian Church in Boulder, Colo.

Stuart was a third generation farmer on the family farm that was originally farmed by his grandfather who emigrated from Sweden. He and his father raised 10,000 chickens at a time for broilers and when that market declined, they bought 5,000 laying hens for egg production. Once out of the chicken business, Stuart went on to raise cattle and farmed wheat, oats, corn and primarily grass and alfalfa hay. He often hosted groups of school children on farm tours and taught them about the country and farm life.

He drove school bus in Boulder for many years and drove a water truck for his uncle’s water business. He was a member of the Fairview Crops and Livestock 4-H Club and then served as a 4-H leader in the same club for 33 years. He served on the Boulder County Fair Board and the ASCS (Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service), now called FSA (Farm Service Agency). In 1987, his family received the Boulder County Fair Family Award. In 1993, he received a Boulder County Land Conservation Lifetime Achievement Award from the Boulder County Commissioners.

He served on the board of the Marshallville Ditch Company holding every single office. Last August, a ceremony and plaque unveiling took place at which the Ditch headgate was named after the Stuart Anderson Family in recognition of the family’s involvement. Both his parents were on the board and now his daughter Linda carries on the tradition.

Stu’s great love of steam engines and trains was evident throughout his life. He was a longtime member of the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club. He enjoyed chasing trains with his rail-fan friends and may have hopped a freight car or two in his time! He was a partner in High Country Railroad, which operated a tourist railroad at Heritage Square in Golden for 20 years. He enjoyed working on his grandfather’s 1907 Avery steam traction engine and restored his own 1917 Case engine. These engines make regular appearances at the Boulder County Fair and also the Yesteryear Show. In 1976, in honor of the Bicentennial, he organized family, friends and neighbors to put on a demonstration for the public on how grain used to be harvested. Antique farm implements were used including the Avery steam engine, a separator and binder. He enjoyed excursions on the Durango Silverton Railroad, the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad and the Cripple Creek Railroad.

He was also a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church in Boulder.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Audrey; three daughters, Kristin Anderson and fiance Patrick Bohan of Longmont, Colo., Karen Lakin and husband Adrian of Mead, Colo., and Linda Anderson-Biella and husband Richard of Broomfield, Colo.; his sister Bernice Yahvah and husband Gene of Libby, Mont.; a large extended family of nieces, nephews, and cousins, including many in Sweden; and numerous friends.

Services were held Feb. 3, 2010 in Boulder, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to help maintain the Avery steam engine by sending a check to “Engine Fund” c/o Crist Mortuary, 3395 Penrose Place, Boulder, Colo., 80301 or the 4-H Youth Scholarship Fund c/o Boulder County Fair Office, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, Colo., 80501 or a charity of your choice.

Stuart Samuel Anderson, 76, of Boulder, Colo., passed away at home on Jan. 29, 2010, from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

He was born on Oct. 27, 1933 in Boulder, Colo., to Ewald Anderson and Gertrude DeBacker Anderson. He was a lifelong Boulder resident. He attended Fairview Elementary School, Casey Junior High and graduated from Boulder High School in 1951. In 1955, he graduated from Colorado A & M College (now CSU) with a degree in General Agriculture. He spent two years in the Army and was stationed in Fort Richardson, Alaska. He met his wife, Audrey MacAndrews, through their mutual love of steam engines and steam excursion trips. They were married on Nov. 27, 1959 at First Presbyterian Church in Boulder, Colo.

Stuart was a third generation farmer on the family farm that was originally farmed by his grandfather who emigrated from Sweden. He and his father raised 10,000 chickens at a time for broilers and when that market declined, they bought 5,000 laying hens for egg production. Once out of the chicken business, Stuart went on to raise cattle and farmed wheat, oats, corn and primarily grass and alfalfa hay. He often hosted groups of school children on farm tours and taught them about the country and farm life.

He drove school bus in Boulder for many years and drove a water truck for his uncle’s water business. He was a member of the Fairview Crops and Livestock 4-H Club and then served as a 4-H leader in the same club for 33 years. He served on the Boulder County Fair Board and the ASCS (Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service), now called FSA (Farm Service Agency). In 1987, his family received the Boulder County Fair Family Award. In 1993, he received a Boulder County Land Conservation Lifetime Achievement Award from the Boulder County Commissioners.

He served on the board of the Marshallville Ditch Company holding every single office. Last August, a ceremony and plaque unveiling took place at which the Ditch headgate was named after the Stuart Anderson Family in recognition of the family’s involvement. Both his parents were on the board and now his daughter Linda carries on the tradition.

Stu’s great love of steam engines and trains was evident throughout his life. He was a longtime member of the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club. He enjoyed chasing trains with his rail-fan friends and may have hopped a freight car or two in his time! He was a partner in High Country Railroad, which operated a tourist railroad at Heritage Square in Golden for 20 years. He enjoyed working on his grandfather’s 1907 Avery steam traction engine and restored his own 1917 Case engine. These engines make regular appearances at the Boulder County Fair and also the Yesteryear Show. In 1976, in honor of the Bicentennial, he organized family, friends and neighbors to put on a demonstration for the public on how grain used to be harvested. Antique farm implements were used including the Avery steam engine, a separator and binder. He enjoyed excursions on the Durango Silverton Railroad, the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad and the Cripple Creek Railroad.

He was also a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church in Boulder.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Audrey; three daughters, Kristin Anderson and fiance Patrick Bohan of Longmont, Colo., Karen Lakin and husband Adrian of Mead, Colo., and Linda Anderson-Biella and husband Richard of Broomfield, Colo.; his sister Bernice Yahvah and husband Gene of Libby, Mont.; a large extended family of nieces, nephews, and cousins, including many in Sweden; and numerous friends.

Services were held Feb. 3, 2010 in Boulder, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to help maintain the Avery steam engine by sending a check to “Engine Fund” c/o Crist Mortuary, 3395 Penrose Place, Boulder, Colo., 80301 or the 4-H Youth Scholarship Fund c/o Boulder County Fair Office, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, Colo., 80501 or a charity of your choice.

Stuart Samuel Anderson, 76, of Boulder, Colo., passed away at home on Jan. 29, 2010, from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

He was born on Oct. 27, 1933 in Boulder, Colo., to Ewald Anderson and Gertrude DeBacker Anderson. He was a lifelong Boulder resident. He attended Fairview Elementary School, Casey Junior High and graduated from Boulder High School in 1951. In 1955, he graduated from Colorado A & M College (now CSU) with a degree in General Agriculture. He spent two years in the Army and was stationed in Fort Richardson, Alaska. He met his wife, Audrey MacAndrews, through their mutual love of steam engines and steam excursion trips. They were married on Nov. 27, 1959 at First Presbyterian Church in Boulder, Colo.

Stuart was a third generation farmer on the family farm that was originally farmed by his grandfather who emigrated from Sweden. He and his father raised 10,000 chickens at a time for broilers and when that market declined, they bought 5,000 laying hens for egg production. Once out of the chicken business, Stuart went on to raise cattle and farmed wheat, oats, corn and primarily grass and alfalfa hay. He often hosted groups of school children on farm tours and taught them about the country and farm life.

He drove school bus in Boulder for many years and drove a water truck for his uncle’s water business. He was a member of the Fairview Crops and Livestock 4-H Club and then served as a 4-H leader in the same club for 33 years. He served on the Boulder County Fair Board and the ASCS (Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service), now called FSA (Farm Service Agency). In 1987, his family received the Boulder County Fair Family Award. In 1993, he received a Boulder County Land Conservation Lifetime Achievement Award from the Boulder County Commissioners.

He served on the board of the Marshallville Ditch Company holding every single office. Last August, a ceremony and plaque unveiling took place at which the Ditch headgate was named after the Stuart Anderson Family in recognition of the family’s involvement. Both his parents were on the board and now his daughter Linda carries on the tradition.

Stu’s great love of steam engines and trains was evident throughout his life. He was a longtime member of the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club. He enjoyed chasing trains with his rail-fan friends and may have hopped a freight car or two in his time! He was a partner in High Country Railroad, which operated a tourist railroad at Heritage Square in Golden for 20 years. He enjoyed working on his grandfather’s 1907 Avery steam traction engine and restored his own 1917 Case engine. These engines make regular appearances at the Boulder County Fair and also the Yesteryear Show. In 1976, in honor of the Bicentennial, he organized family, friends and neighbors to put on a demonstration for the public on how grain used to be harvested. Antique farm implements were used including the Avery steam engine, a separator and binder. He enjoyed excursions on the Durango Silverton Railroad, the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad and the Cripple Creek Railroad.

He was also a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church in Boulder.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Audrey; three daughters, Kristin Anderson and fiance Patrick Bohan of Longmont, Colo., Karen Lakin and husband Adrian of Mead, Colo., and Linda Anderson-Biella and husband Richard of Broomfield, Colo.; his sister Bernice Yahvah and husband Gene of Libby, Mont.; a large extended family of nieces, nephews, and cousins, including many in Sweden; and numerous friends.

Services were held Feb. 3, 2010 in Boulder, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to help maintain the Avery steam engine by sending a check to “Engine Fund” c/o Crist Mortuary, 3395 Penrose Place, Boulder, Colo., 80301 or the 4-H Youth Scholarship Fund c/o Boulder County Fair Office, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, Colo., 80501 or a charity of your choice.

Stuart Samuel Anderson, 76, of Boulder, Colo., passed away at home on Jan. 29, 2010, from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

He was born on Oct. 27, 1933 in Boulder, Colo., to Ewald Anderson and Gertrude DeBacker Anderson. He was a lifelong Boulder resident. He attended Fairview Elementary School, Casey Junior High and graduated from Boulder High School in 1951. In 1955, he graduated from Colorado A & M College (now CSU) with a degree in General Agriculture. He spent two years in the Army and was stationed in Fort Richardson, Alaska. He met his wife, Audrey MacAndrews, through their mutual love of steam engines and steam excursion trips. They were married on Nov. 27, 1959 at First Presbyterian Church in Boulder, Colo.

Stuart was a third generation farmer on the family farm that was originally farmed by his grandfather who emigrated from Sweden. He and his father raised 10,000 chickens at a time for broilers and when that market declined, they bought 5,000 laying hens for egg production. Once out of the chicken business, Stuart went on to raise cattle and farmed wheat, oats, corn and primarily grass and alfalfa hay. He often hosted groups of school children on farm tours and taught them about the country and farm life.

He drove school bus in Boulder for many years and drove a water truck for his uncle’s water business. He was a member of the Fairview Crops and Livestock 4-H Club and then served as a 4-H leader in the same club for 33 years. He served on the Boulder County Fair Board and the ASCS (Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service), now called FSA (Farm Service Agency). In 1987, his family received the Boulder County Fair Family Award. In 1993, he received a Boulder County Land Conservation Lifetime Achievement Award from the Boulder County Commissioners.

He served on the board of the Marshallville Ditch Company holding every single office. Last August, a ceremony and plaque unveiling took place at which the Ditch headgate was named after the Stuart Anderson Family in recognition of the family’s involvement. Both his parents were on the board and now his daughter Linda carries on the tradition.

Stu’s great love of steam engines and trains was evident throughout his life. He was a longtime member of the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club. He enjoyed chasing trains with his rail-fan friends and may have hopped a freight car or two in his time! He was a partner in High Country Railroad, which operated a tourist railroad at Heritage Square in Golden for 20 years. He enjoyed working on his grandfather’s 1907 Avery steam traction engine and restored his own 1917 Case engine. These engines make regular appearances at the Boulder County Fair and also the Yesteryear Show. In 1976, in honor of the Bicentennial, he organized family, friends and neighbors to put on a demonstration for the public on how grain used to be harvested. Antique farm implements were used including the Avery steam engine, a separator and binder. He enjoyed excursions on the Durango Silverton Railroad, the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad and the Cripple Creek Railroad.

He was also a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church in Boulder.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Audrey; three daughters, Kristin Anderson and fiance Patrick Bohan of Longmont, Colo., Karen Lakin and husband Adrian of Mead, Colo., and Linda Anderson-Biella and husband Richard of Broomfield, Colo.; his sister Bernice Yahvah and husband Gene of Libby, Mont.; a large extended family of nieces, nephews, and cousins, including many in Sweden; and numerous friends.

Services were held Feb. 3, 2010 in Boulder, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to help maintain the Avery steam engine by sending a check to “Engine Fund” c/o Crist Mortuary, 3395 Penrose Place, Boulder, Colo., 80301 or the 4-H Youth Scholarship Fund c/o Boulder County Fair Office, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, Colo., 80501 or a charity of your choice.