Bart Anderson

 

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*Bart passed away peacefully of heart failure while sleeping at his home in St. George, Utah. Bart was born March 8, 1943, in Burley, Idaho, to Sherman Otto and Eva Yeaman Anderson

After serving a mission for the LDS Church in Scotland, Bart married Marsha Mouritsen (later divorced), and together they had four children. On September 6, 1983, he married his sweetheart, Delorice Harvill, whom he called "the wind beneath my wings." They were later sealed in the St. George Temple.

Contracting polio at the young age of three did not dissuade Bart from earning his Eagle Scout Award, joining the Navy Coastguard and becoming one of Southern Utah's most prominent hiking experts. His countless awards and accomplishments earned him the title "Ranger Bart" and he has also been called "one of Dixie's greatest natural resources."

Before and after joining the medical field to become a Hematologist and Medical Examiner, Bart's adventurous youth was filled with escapades of flying, hang-gliding, skydiving, hiking the Grand Canyon and sailing the Great Salt Lake. His adventures continued throughout his life, and his influence in the hiking community has led to a trail being named in his honor at Sun River.

Bart's love for the people of Dixie was unsurpassed, as you would hear on his answering machine: "Please,

Thank you Bart for sharing your passion and knowledge of our pioneer heritage.

 

(*Ref obituary "The Spectrum News" 03/27/2009)