Longtime Delta and Montrose County resident Robert E. “Bob” Anderson passed away on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021 at Delta Health. Bob was 98 years old. A service will be held in the summer of 2022.
Robert E. “Bob” Anderson was born on August 13, 1923 in Olathe, Colo. to John William and Emma Octavia (Lanier) Anderson. Bob spent his childhood and received his education in Olathe. He had been a resident of Delta since 1974, coming from Grand Junction.
He served his country as a member of the Merchant Marines. He was also a truck driver. He owned 3 semi-trucks and did business with Beatrice Foods and Meadow Gold. Bob was married to the love of his life Minnie Haygood May 30, 1971 in Cortez, CO, and Minnie preceded him in death on November 3, 2015.
Mr. Anderson belonged to the Delta Elks Lodge and was a member for over 50 years. He was a musician and loved playing the organ. He and Minnie were “snow birds”, loving to travel to Yuma, AZ in the winter months.
Bob’s survivors include a son Raymond Morgan, of Clyde, TX; two daughters: Cheryl Arbuckle of Baird, TX and Janet Jennings of Clifton, CO; and three nieces: Eloise Sanderson, Vernell Sanderson, and Debbie Anderson, all of Delta. Bob also has 7 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren.
In addition to his wife Minnie, a son Ronnie, 8 brothers and 3 sisters all preceded him in death.
The world lost one of the best men I have ever known today. I am heartbroken. I will never again know the love and acceptance I felt when I would go to my grandparents’ home. He is with my grandma, who he missed terribly. I will miss them both until I see them again. I love you Grandpa!!!! Robert Anderson 8/13/23 - 12/9/21
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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