Jack Anderson passed away peacefully in his sleep in Moab on June 20, 2010.
Jack retired and moved to Moab a decade ago. He had made many friends in Moab. He was a regular attendee of a card group that met every Saturday.
Jack loved to go out in the hills and hunt for rocks with his faithful dog, Shadow, who had preceded him in death.
Jack was born in Long Beach, Calif., on Jan. 10, 1940. His family moved to Escondido, Calif. in 1949. He graduated from Escondido High School in 1957. Jack was an all-state lineman and captain of Escondido High’s championship football team. Jack attended the University of Utah on a full-ride football scholarship.
Jack served in the United States Army from 1963-1969. He moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia and retired from GMAC as an executive account manager.
Jack was a gifted craftsman and loved working with wood.
Jack is preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Mary, and godson, Michael Ross.
Jack is survived by his brothers, Robert E. Anderson, Donald E. Anderson, and Craig Anderson; and half-brother, Tom Ossana. He also left behind numerous nieces and nephews that loved him and will miss him very much.
There will be a celebration of Jack’s life on Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Old City Park in Moab. The celebration will be a potluck, so please bring a dish and memories of Jack to share.