Robert R. Anderson

1926 - 1996



Robert R. Anderson, Obituary, Northern Wyoming Daily News, Worland, Wyoming, 21 February 1996, page 2.
     TORRINGTON --- Ten Sleep native Rev. Robert Rouse Anderson, 69, died on Sunday, Feb. 18 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Neb., after a long illness.
     He was born on May 26, 1926 in Ten Sleep, a son of Rouse W. and Zula G. (Arnold) Anderson.  He graduated from Ten Sleep High School and the University of  Wyoming. 
     He married Ruby E. Anderson on May 21, 1955 in Guernsey.
     Mr. Anderson taught in Wyoming schools for more than 30 years.  He was a World II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific, and later with the U.S. Military Department of Police in Seoul, South Korea.
     He attended Nashotah House in Nashotah, Wis., from 1979 to 1980.  He was ordained as a deacon in February 1982 and as a priest in December 1982.  He served as the Episcopal priest in Sundance and Newcastle from 1982 through 1991.  Upon his retirement in 1991 he assisted as a part-time priest at Holy Apostles Episcopal Church in Mitchell, Neb., and at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Gering, Neb.
     He was president of the Goshen County Association of Classroom Teachers in 1967, a member of the Advisory Council of the National Education Association in 1967, president of the Wyoming Education Association from 1969 to 1970, and belonged to the Masonic Lodge in Ten Sleep.  He was active in both a lay and clerical capacity in the Wyoming Anglican Cursillo Movement.
     Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Katherine Bedient of Torrington and Elizabeth Osborn of Omaha, Neb.; three grandchildren, James Robert Bedient and Katie and Robert Osborn; two brothers, Jim and Gene Anderson of Ten Sleep; two sisters, Shirley Thurman and Sally "Pat" Martin of Ten Sleep; and several nieces and nephews.
     The service was held Tuesday morning at Holy Apostles Episcopal Church in Mitchell, with Father Tom Miles officiating.  Burial is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday in Ten Sleep.
     Memorials may be made to Nashotah House, the Cathedral Home for Children in Laramie, or to an Episcopal Church of the donators choice.