OBITUARY

Jeffrey William Anderson

April 20, 1971January 1, 2019
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With deep sorrow, we announce the sudden death of our beloved, Jeff Anderson, who died of natural causes, during the morning on the first day of 2019. He passed during an early morning hunting trip, in the snow, on a mountain (Four Peaks in Maricopa County, AZ). Those who knew Jeff, knew also that he died doing something he loved. Jeff will be missed everyday by his wife of 14 years, Robin (Sawyer) and 8-year old son CJ, his brother Jeremy Anderson, his beloved mother and step father, Jaye Anderson (Mayfield) and Jerry Lombardo, grandmother Wilma Mayfield, and many relatives and friends from Kansas, Arizona, Florida and Washington.

Jeff was born in Salina, Kansas on April 20, 1971 and grew up in Glenwood Springs, where under the guidance of his father, Jim Anderson, Jeff learned to love the amazing outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing, golf, skiing and playing guitar. As a young man, Jeff moved to Tempe, to study landscape architecture at Arizona State University. Upon graduation, he joined the firm Cornoyer Hedrick and at the time of his death worked at The Design Element (http://tde.design), a successful and award-winning landscape architecture firm he founded with his longtime friend and business partner, Marc Beyer. While a young architect, Jeff married his love of more than 20 years, Robin, a union that resulted in the joyful birth of their beloved son CJ.

As he died doing what he loved, Jeff lived doing what he loved as well. He accomplished much professionally and did so following his passion for art and design, leaving a lasting legacy of creative and expressive landscapes and spaces that will continue to touch the lives of those who encounter them. Those who knew Jeff will remember his kind, respectful nature, his music, his smile and good company, his love for family and friends and especially for CJ…our hearts break for him. Much more can be written about Jeff as can be seen in the loving tributes left on his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1449074907).

Jeff joins his father, Jim Anderson, grandfathers Charles Anderson and Johnnie Mayfield, and grandmother Alice Anderson, who preceded him in death.

A celebration of Jeff’s life will be held at Lakeshore Mortuary 1815 S Dobson, Mesa Az 85202, on Saturday January 26, 2019, at 2 PM . In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to a memorial fund established for Jeff’s and Robin’s son CJ: send donations to Custodial Account fo CJ Anderson, Edward Jones, 202 8th Street Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 (account number 232-18094)

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • Reception Saturday, January 26, 2019
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Jeffrey William Anderson

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