Linda Marie Potter Anderson ,age 76, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019 peacefully at her home.
She was born July 25, 1943 in Winnemucca, Nevada to Lowell Edwards and Marie Petrarca Potter. She married Joseph Van Anderson February 1, 1963 in the Logan, Utah LDS Temple.
Her life was full of quiet service and kindness. Everyone knew they could approach her with a concern or a need to be heard. She was the listening ear with her signature calm assurance. She was the queen of secret keeping.
She worked in the Young Mothers Program in the public school system offering love and encouragement to young families.
She decided to start her own cleaning service which she began by handing out flyers door to door. She quickly earned the trust and loyalty of many families she worked for and was employed with those same families for many years. She had continuous requests by others to come work for them.
After retirement, she served a mission with her husband Van for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Kiev, Ukraine mission. Although in the beginning she was unsure of her ability to be a missionary, she came to understand that everybody had a contribution to make and love was a universal language. After her mission she enjoyed years of service with her husband in the Jordan River LDS Temple. Together they made countless early morning trips to the temple to serve. During her lifetime she served in many different church callings, willingly sharing her gift of kindness and compassion with all. Her love of the Lord and the gospel of Jesus Christ were the foundation and legacy of her life.
She is survived by her husband J. Van Anderson, children Jamie (Mark) Brown, Santaquin, Brooke (Brett) Brown, St. George, Michelle Hale, Herriman, Daren (Kelli) Anderson, Spanish Fork; 24 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; a brother Tom (Marla) Potter and a sister Robyn Smith. She was preceded in death by two infant children, her parents and a sister.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 4,2019 at 11:00 am at the Little Cottonwood 8th Ward, 6180 South Glenoaks Street, Murray, Utah. A viewing will be held at the church Sunday, November 3rd from 5:00 - 6:30 pm and Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 am prior to the service. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery, Sandy, Utah.
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