Don C. Anderson

Nov 6, 2013 Staff

Don C. Anderson died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at his home. He was 87 years old.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Rader of the United Methodist Church officiating. A visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service Saturday. Interment will be at a later date at the Heber City Cemetery in Heber City, Utah.

Don Carl Anderson was born June 4, 1926, in Heber City, Utah, the son of Carl Andrew and Blanche (Widdison) Anderson.

He served in the Navy Air Force before earning his degree in geology from Brigham Young University.

Mr. Anderson lived in Midway, Utah, for 15 years before moving to Riverton in 2011.

He worked as a mine superintendent for the Pathfinder Mine Corporation for more than 36 years. After he retired he worked as a consultant for U.S. Energy.

Mr. Anderson served as the president of the Wyoming Mining Association. He was also one of the first pioneers in the uranium industry. He, along with Lowell Morfelt and Neil McNiece, discovered the Lucky Mc mine.

His family said he enjoying hunting, fishing, golfing, landscaping and was an avid rock hound.

He is survived by his three sons, Clyde Anderson and his wife Colleen of Riverton, Carl Anderson and his wife Donna of Riverton and Steve Anderson and his wife Stacia of Cheyenne; daughter Maxine Wagoner and her husband Frank of Denver; brother Nyal Anderson and his wife Donna of Salt Lake City; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Bonnie Anderson.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at

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