Richard Harold Anderson
August 10, 1940- September 11, 2010
After battling cancer for nearly 12 years, this wonderful husband and father left this earth to be reunited with his parents, Harold and Irene, and sister, Lana Anderson. Dick, as he chose to be called, is with his Heavenly Father and our Savior, Jesus Christ. His family is comforted with this knowledge, and because he no longer must suffer with the pains of this disease. He grew up in the Chico, CA area and graduated with his Masters Degree from Chico State University. His first teaching position was at Atwater High School where he continued to teach until his retirement 38 years later. His skills in woodworking and carpentry touched the lives of many young men as they gained the knowledge and experience which provided them with lifetime skills and jobs for their futures. He also shared his expertise with the community as he taught Adult Evening School. He laughed as he remembered teaching grandparents and parents of his current students. He also taught many students "in behind the wheel drivers education", which he found enjoyable because he was able to see much of the country side on a daily basis. It was during these drives that he located the land that was to be his home site. He built his beautiful home himself with the assistance of some of his family members. It was here that he with his wife, Kathie, raised their four wonderful children; Kord, Stacie, Derek, and Brooke. More than anything, he loved to fish, hunt and camp with his children. During their 48 years of marriage, he and Kathie were together constantly as they taught their children the value of work, around their home, and in their walnut orchard. His home was his dream, and his "Piece of Heaven". Dick was loved and admired by all who knew him, and especially by his family who have a lifetime of memories of "Crazy Richard" and the love they feel for him that will bind them together for eternity.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 18,2010 at 10:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 5554 N. Winton Way Atwater, Ca.