Colleen Anderson

Colleen Anderson

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Colleen Rae Kofford Anderson, 88, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Highland, Utah.

Colleen was born on October 1, 1931 in Orem, Utah to Ned and Utahna Kofford. She was the oldest of three children.

On April 21, 1950 she married the love of her life, William R Anderson at her parent’s home in Orem. Six months later they were sealed in the Manti Utah Temple.

Colleen was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She sought to pattern her life after the Savior, and was compassionate, caring, selfless in her service to her family, neighbors, and friends. Although she had many callings in the Church the ones she cherished the most were serving with her husband at the Missionary Training Center and as missionaries in the Portland Oregon Mission and the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.

Colleen was one in a million. She was loved by all who knew her. Her greatest joy was being a wife, mother and grandmother. She was a devoted homemaker, always welcoming anyone in need into her home.

Colleen is survived by her brother Jerry Kofford, and her four children; Sheila Kelson (Lance), Carl (Debbie), Paul (Christine), and Lisa Wilson (Sean). 27 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren, and 1 great, great grandchild.

She is preceded in death by her sweetheart Bill, her two sons, Mitchell and Michael, her sister Carol Carter, and grandson Kyle Anderson.
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Service Details

  • Celebration of Life

    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 | 9:45am
    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 9:45am
    Orem City Cemetery
    1520 North 800 East
    Orem, Utah 84097
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
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Carolyn Crabb

Posted at 11:15pm
Dear Family, Colleen was a great neighbor for several years, and a special friend to me. I am thankful that she has been released and that she can go home to be with Bill. - Carolyn Crabb

Linda Van Orman

Posted at 10:18pm
Colleen and Bill were such important and wonderful members of our Evergreen East Community!!! I loved them both and missed them when they left our neighborhood. What beautiful people they were and I look forward to meeting them again in the hereafter! Love and Prayers to all of you! Linda and Peter Van Orman

Sue Bias

Posted at 11:48pm
Colleen was a dear friend of my mother, JoAnn Stratton. Their friendship began early, from their cheerleading days at Lincoln High School and through the years. Lifetime buddies who always stayed in touch. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Kind regards,
Sue Stratton Bias

Jeriann Marks

Posted at 07:40pm
I am so sad to hear this about your Mother. Your Mom and Dad were our neighbors for a few years and your Dad came to our home in the middle of the night to give one of my sons a blessing with my husband. My husband is now renewing their friendship as he died in 2006. The blessing was a very powerful blessing. I have never felt anything like it since in my life. My son was about 9 months old and very sick with a high fever. As the pronounced blessing was nearing the end I felt the power of God go through my Sons little body and through my body. It was an amazing power and I knew how much my Son was supposed to be here on Earth. Thank you for having such amazing parents. I will never forget them. Jeriann Hughes Marks

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