Robert Anderson Obituary

Robert Matthew Anderson
Robert Matthew Anderson

April 16, 1960 - September 11, 2017
Born in Boise, Idaho
Resided in Ogden, Utah
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Robert Matthew Anderson
April 16, 1960 - September 11, 2017
“OUR HERO”

Bobby left this earth last Monday, We are heartbroken. He was our hero. That is why our father in heaven called him home on 9/11, the day of other lost heroes.

Robert Matthew Anderson (Bobby) was born April 16, 1960 in Boise, Idaho to Eugene E. Anderson and Barbara Waugh Anderson.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He was a darling little boy, full of life good humor and mischief. When Bobby was 8 years old he was in an auto-pedestrian accident and received a severe traumatic brain injury. He was unconscious for several months and the injuries were so devastating he never walked, or used his hands again. He never complained about his disabilities and kept his happy out going disposition.

Bobby was the most wonderful kind soul you would ever meet. He never knew about malice or being unkind to people. His family were his “friends” too and shielded him from the ugliness of our world. We all loved him so much and will miss him terribly.

Bobby attended Valley View Elementary, Lakeview Elementary, Gramercy Elementary, Wahlquist Junior High and Roy High School.

Bobby was a trivia expert. He loved music especially classic rock such as Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Beatles, The Doors, and Alice Cooper. He wrote song lyrics and Poems. We take comfort in knowing he is in a better place where he can sing, jump and run with his dog Buddy. He can be in that rock band in heaven and living the life he couldn’t live on earth.

A special and sincere thanks to the entire staff at Mount Ogden Care Center for your loving care and kindness. Words can never express our gratitude to you all.

Bobby is survived by his mother Barbara J Anderson, Ogden, Utah; Brother William A (Carla) Anderson, No Ogden, Utah; Sisters Nancy G Pratt, Saint Clarie Shores, Michigan and Janet L (John) Rodabaugh, Roy, Utah; his nieces and nephews Christpher (Chris) Pratt, Joshua Twitchell, Jami McAdams, Heather (Tyler) Beever, Tiffanie Van Otten, Mikel Jones, Tara (Casey) Chartier, also numerous great nephews and nieces.

Bobby is preceded in death by his father, Eugene E Anderson, beloved step-father Arthur Chrisman, Grandparents: his sweet gammy, Ethel Waugh Empey, Grandfather, William J. Waugh. Grandparents Albert & Martha Anderson. Special cousin Scott R. Williams. Baby sisters Kathleen and Christine, Baby Brother, Stuart.

A Celebration of Bobby’s Life will be held a little later.

To Bobby
By his Brother Bill Anderson

The young man closed his eyes to sleep, for only in dreams could he find his feet.
Days gone by, when he was young and free were tucked in his memory like a hidden treat.
He guarded these memories of the past, an exciting life that had gone too fast.
He now dreams of things that others wouldn’t dare, works out his plans with great care.
Nothing to lose except confinement of a chair.
People move about him with little concern, other stop to stare.
Some cheer him on and said maybe someday.
But who really knows or who is to say.
I, his brother became impatient with his ways, and looking back am filled with shame.
Would I be any different in his place? Striking out in frustration, not knowing who to blame.
Hiding fear you’ll never regain the way of life you knew in the past.
So in his sleep I hope he finds in his life as cruel as it seems,
The Magic of happiness that he finds in his dreams.


Myers Roy Mortuary, 5865 South 1900 West, Roy, Utah
Send condolences to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com

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