Joseph Curtis Anderson

8 Apr 1922 - 31 May 2000


Joseph Curtis Anderson

8 Apr 1922 - 31 May 2000
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Obituary Joseph Curtis Anderson POCATELLO, IDAHO - On May 31, 2000, Joseph Curtis Anderson was released from this Earth into the arms of a loving Heavenly Father. He was born on April 8, 1922, to Carl Bernard and Arvine Curtis Anderson in Lund, IDAHO. He married Zelda Van Orden on March 11, 1942 in
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Joseph Curtis Anderson


Riverside Thomas Cemetery

939-949 State Highway 39
Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho
United States


July 31, 2013


July 21, 2013

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Obituary Joseph Curtis Anderson POCATELLO, IDAHO - On May 31, 2000, Joseph Curtis Anderson was released from this Earth into the arms of a loving Heavenly Father. He was born on April 8, 1922, to Carl Bernard and Arvine Curtis Anderson in Lund, IDAHO. He married Zelda Van Orden on March 11, 1942 in Thomas, IDAHO, and their marriage was later solemnized in the LDS Salt Lake Temple on June 17, 1943. Zelda preceded him in death 19 years earlier. He later married Janet Stoddard on May 13, 1994. He and his wife, Zelda, were ward, stake, and regional dance directors for many years in the Pocatello/Blackfoot region. He was a high priest in the Melchizedek Priesthood. He also served in the Stake Sunday School, and as a Sunday school teacher. He was called on a stake mission in the Alameda Stake in 1970, and he was a counselor in the Pocatello Stake Mission Presidency. He loved serving as a home teacher. He attended school in Lund and Bancroft until his freshman year. Then his family moved to Moreland, IDAHO, where he graduated from Moreland High School in 1941. He went to IDAHO State Vocational School and studied welding, graduating in November 1941. During World War II, he worked in the shipyards in Portland, Oregon, building ships for the Navy and later as a mechanic working on P-47's at Pocatello airfield. He was the owner and founder of Anderson Auto Service on Poleline Rd in Pocatello, which he managed for 37 years. He loved his country and was very active politically in the Republican Party and the Freeman Institute. His other interests included spending time with his children and grandchildren, fishing and hunting. He is survived by his wife, Janet, and three children; Corey and Darrel of Blackfoot and Rhonda of Pocatello; 10 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; and his sister Mary Ann. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Zelda; sisters, Minerva and Ruby, brothers, Newel, William Hans, Kenneth, Gerald, Dean and John. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 3 at the Indian Hills chapel on Bannock Highway in Pocatello, ID. Burial was in the Riverside Thomas Cemetery in Blackfoot, ID.

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Joseph Curtis Anderson was born on 8 Apr 1922
Joseph Curtis Anderson was 9 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Joseph Curtis Anderson was 19 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) controlled the country through a dictatorship. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a totalitarian state that controlled nearly all aspects of life via the Gleichschaltung legal process. The official name of the state was Deutsches Reich until 1943 and Großdeutsches Reich from 1943 to 1945. Nazi Germany is also known as the Third Reich, from German Drittes Reich, meaning "Third Realm" or "Third Empire", the first two being the Holy Roman Empire and the German Empire. The Nazi regime ended after the Allied Powers defeated Germany in May 1945, ending World War II in Europe.
Joseph Curtis Anderson was 34 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
Joseph Curtis Anderson was 43 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
Joseph Curtis Anderson was 55 years old when Star Wars is released in theaters. Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star.
Joseph Curtis Anderson was 67 years old when The tanker Exxon Valdez spilled 10.8 million US gallons (260,000 bbl; 41,000 m3) of oil into Prince William Sound, Alaska, causing one of the most devastating man-made maritime environmental disasters. A tanker is a ship designed to transport or store liquids or gases in bulk. Major types of tankship include the oil tanker, the chemical tanker, and gas carrier. Tankers also carry commodities such as vegetable oils, molasses and wine. In the United States Navy and Military Sealift Command, a tanker used to refuel other ships is called an oiler but many other navies use the terms tanker and replenishment tanker.
Joseph Curtis Anderson was 68 years old when Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.
Joseph Curtis Anderson died on 31 May 2000 at the age of 78
Grave record for Joseph Curtis Anderson (8 Apr 1922 - 31 May 2000), BillionGraves Record 4611154 Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States