Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Terry Lynn Anderson\n\n\r\n\t\t\t\tAt 62 years old, Terry Lynn Anderson has been upgraded to angel status effective September 15, 2017. \n\nTerry was born January 4th, 1955, in the Salt Lake area to Stella Harvey Anderson and Aaron William Anderson. He grew up in a humble home with 3 brothers and 3 sisters where he developed a fierce loyalty to family. He was a natural athlete and baseball was his passion growing up. His talent for the sport got him scouted for the minor leagues; unfortunately a 30 ft fall on a construction job squashed the dream he had of playing baseball professionally. \n\nHe was dedicated to the gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served a mission in Bogota, Columbia. He took home a love of people and the Latin culture. Shortly afterwards he married Cynthia Mae Farish, his BYU sweetheart, in 1978 in the Salt Lake Temple. They raised 5 children, instilling in them the importance of family, hard work, and charity.\n\nTerry was blessed intellectually and was a walking calculator. He loved reading, especially Louis L'Amour western novels. One of his endearing qualities was his ability to calmly connect with others. Anyone that knew Terry, knew that he was always there with a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on. \n\nTerry’s favorite form of service was teaching youth whether it was on the field, in the chapel, or on the job. Another way he chose to serve was opening his home as a place of refuge to many and he welcomed all with a Terry bear hug. To him, everyone was family.\n\nOne of Terry’s great accomplishments was renovating his childhood home and converting it from a small cottage to a large log home. It turns out that the greater accomplishment in this decade-long labor of love was that he taught all of his children how to work, how to do hard things, and the payoff that hard work can bring. \n\nTerry has said that his family is his greatest success...we certainly agree. He is survived by his wife Cyndie and his children Tyler (Meredith) Anderson, Shannon (Andrew) Melchior, Hailey (Michael) Steck, Whitney (Jake) Salisbury and Travis (Rachel) Anderson. His 13 beautiful grandchildren ages 11 years to two months, were his pride and joy: Connor, Macey, Evalyn, Eliana, Emery, Camille, Bryntee, Eisley, Remi, Presley, Briggs, Bonnie, and Rhett.\n\nThe funeral service will be held at 11:00am on September 23rd, 2017 at the stake center at 9880 South 3100 East, Sandy, Utah 84092. Viewings will be held at the same location on September 22nd from 6:30-8:30pm and before the funeral from 9:30-10:30am.