Odell spent his childhood moving with his family from one construction jobsite to another. The majority of his youth was spent in Carbon County, where he received his education and began his career in the construction business at a very young age.
Odell was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held various positions, including serving as a high councilman and executive secretary in the Moab Stake. Odell and Olive also enjoyed their calling as ordinance workers for the Monticello Temple.
Odell served our country as a U.S. Marine in the Korean War and spent his life serving his family. He was a partner in a successful contracting business, G&O Construction, and built thousands of miles of roads from Parley’s Canyon to the Virgin River Gorge, which was truly a joy in his life. He thoroughly enjoyed traveling with his dear wife, children and grandchildren.
Odell is survived by his loving wife, Olive; children, Misti (Troy Jr.) Sweeten of Green River, and Cory (Millie) Anderson of Loa; grandchildren, Troy Sweeten III, Brighton (Alex) Green, Gavin (Stephanie) Anderson, Colin Anderson and Brenna Anderson; and siblings, Orson L. Anderson, Neil (Linda) Anderson, and Jeanette (Gerald) Ellefsen.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Orson Bryner Anderson and Elda Mae Edwards; and brothers, Leland Edward Anderson (Deloris, deceased), and Ronald Joseph Anderson.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 15, at noon at the Green River LDS Church located at 101 N. Clark Street, Green River, Utah, with a viewing prior to the funeral at 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the same location. Interment will be in the Elgin Cemetery in Green River. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Friends and family may sign the guestbook and share memories of Odell at www.fausettmortuary.com.