George Michael Anderton

Born: Wed., Mar. 13, 1957
Died: Sun., Sep. 13, 2020


Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Sep. 18, 2020
Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Sep. 18, 2020
Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints


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George Michael Anderton passed away quietly in his Cayuse, OR home on September 13, surrounded by family. He had suffered for many years from the effects of a rare mitochondrial disease which ultimately claimed his life.

George was born in Ogden, UT to parents Lynn Anderton and Doris Cleo Bulkley. He moved to Northern Idaho at a young age where he attended school and graduated in 1975. He then served for 2 years in the San Antonio, TX mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. After his mission, he moved to Rexburg, ID where he attended Ricks College and met Amy Sloan. After a short courtship, the couple married in 1979 in the Salt Lake City temple and their union brought 6 children - 3 sons and 3 daughters. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication at Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in Instructional Technology at Utah State University. One of his greatest passions in life was teaching, both in his professional career and at church where he often taught Sunday School classes. George enjoyed nature, loved intellectual conversation, was an avid story-teller, and had a mischievous sense of humor.

George was preceded in death by his parents, Lynn and Cleo, and brothers Steve Anderton and Don Anderton. He is survived by his wife Amy; his children Jane (Ryan) Olsen, Adam Anderton, Cindy (Joe) Shurtz, Vaughn Anderton, Emma Anderton and Peter (MarKaye) Anderton; 12 grandchildren; and siblings Nadine Anderton, Susan Perkins, Stan (Wendy) Anderton and
Peggy Batt.

His funeral will be held on Friday September 18 at 11:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Pendleton, OR with a viewing at 10:00 am, followed by a graveside service at the Pilot Rock cemetery.


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Brad Phillips
   Posted Tue September 15, 2020
As a young boy George was a great example. If it wasn't for him I dont know if I would have ever eaten frog legs.

Dorothy Iwanow Rutherford
   Posted Tue September 15, 2020
We always felt the love that George has for his family. We appreciated his answers to all of our questions. He is a natural born teacher because of his heart for mankind. His humor showed in his cute smile & twinkle in his eyes. He reached out, beyond the call of duty, to reach & teach the truth he felt deep in his soul. He even stepped out of his comfort zone to reach ones he loved. Bless his family & may Jesus bring peace & comfort to all who loved George. Thanks Jesus. Amen.

Valerie Davis Hamilton
   Posted Thu September 17, 2020

BASKET GARDEN was sent by Peggy.

We want so much to be there in person, but know that we are together in spirit, with you and all who love you, sharing in the adored memories. We will miss you, George! From your sister Peggy and daughters


Peggy Anderton Batt
   Posted Thu September 17, 2020
George was my younger brother but I always looked up to him. As kids, most of the time, he was my best friend. Later he was a great teacher and an example. I loved how he memorized the scriptures and had religious debates with his buddies. George accomplished a lot in life but unfortunately he was plagued with a terrible disease that crippled both his body and his mind. For all of the family members he left behind, we can be grateful for the atonement of Jesus Christ, for we know that George is free from the burdens of this mortal life and we will see him again. I love you George! God bless you, Amy. You have been such a wonderful and devoted wife to George over the many years. I pray for comfort for you and all your children and grandchildren. With love, Peggy

Thomas Doane
   Posted Fri September 18, 2020
Amy and family, I am sorry for your loss. George was such a nice guy. I sorta got to know him while the new bathroom & walkways were under construction. He will be missed.

Susan Perkins
   Posted Fri September 18, 2020
I send love, sympathy, and emotional support to all members of the family: Amy, Jane, Adam Spencer, Cindy, Vaughn, Emma, Peter, Nadine, Stan, and Peggy. We love you, George.Till we meet again...

Susan Perkins
   Posted Fri September 18, 2020
I send love, sympathy, and emotional support to all members of the family: Amy, Jane, Adam Spencer, Cindy, Vaughn, Emma, Peter, Nadine, Susan, Stan, and Peggy. We love you, George.Till we meet again... Love, Susan

Gloria Small
   Posted Fri September 18, 2020
Amy, my heart goes out to your family. I appreciate the positive influence and great friends you have been to our children. Tyler especially loved "perusing" the scriptures with "Bro A".

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