Russell Scott Anderson

12/13/1941 - 06/17/2017
Service Date: 06/24/2017
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Harris Park Ward, 2220 N. Harris Drive, Mesa, Arizona

Russell Scott Anderson, 75, passed away June 17, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM, preceded by a visitation from 9:30 to 10:45 AM, at the LDS Harris Park Ward Chapel, 2220 N. Harris Dr., Mesa, AZ.

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  • I have known Scott the pass two years through our service at the Temple. During that time, I and the entire Temple early shift, quickly learned to love and enjoy his outgoing personality and fun remarks and jokes. Scott is and will continue to be missed. He was my friend. Jim Whitener

  • Scott was one of my closest friends throughout junior and high school and into college. He had an extraordinary capacity to understand life from a practical perspective and to react to challenges and opportunities with vigor and great energy. Scott was always a hard worker, knew how to earn money and consistently cared for his mother. Likewise, he cared deeply for his wife, LouAnn, and their children. Scott became an effective leader in his profession, church and community. He always had a way with people. He heroically managed obstacles, including immense physical pain due to many health-related episodes. Most of all, Scott was a good man and a loyal friend.

    Recently, Scott hosted a group of old high school friends on a visit to Mesa. The renewal of our friendship was a blessing we will not forget.

    LouAnn, we grieve your loss with you and honor both you and Scott for your exemplary lives.

    Sincerely, Dave Mathis

  • Katie Anderson

    Scott’s daughter Niki is one of my dearest friends, I personally do not know Scott but I know he is an AMAZING man. Niki has shared over the years the life lessons and love her Dad has shown her and all those that have come in contact with he and his family. His love for his family shines through their eyes and we are all better for it. My heart breaks for Scott’s family and the loss of such a genuine kind hearted man. Thank you Scott and Louann for raising such amazing kids, my life has been blessed by your influence and I am so very grateful. Katie

  • I worked in the Temple with Brother Anderson. He will be truly missed. One day I forgot to bring my white socks and I had no money to rent some. Scott said, “Come with me Brother Green.” He took me to his locker and pulled out a pair of brand new white socks. He made it clear it was a gift and I was not to repay. I always think kindly of him and every time I wear by temple socks.

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