Passed away on August 14, 2010

Alving Andersen 1920 ~ 2010

Alving Andersen, our father, grandfather and friend, passed away peacefully on August 14, 2010 from cause’s incident to age. He was born on February 29, 1920 to Anders Peter and Laura Andersen in the land of Denmark. His youth was spent on the farm where he learned to love agriculture and animals. He met his sweetheart, Grethe Hansen, while serving an LDS mission in Denmark. They were later married in Esbjerg, Denmark June 7, 1947, and then immigrated to the United States after World War Two. They later solemnized their marriage at the Idaho Falls Temple on November 26, 1948. Alving was a skilled contractor specializing in plastering and drywall. He instilled in his children a love for doing things well and not shirking from hard work. He was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and fulfilled a variety of callings. Both Alving and Grethe cherished their four children Susan (Jens) Hansen, Omar (Lisa) Andersen, Morgan (Tina) Andersen and Robin (Debbie) Andersen, 25 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. They both believed and fully understood that one of life's greatest blessings is family. Alving also had a great love for his country and volunteered for a several years with the Salt Lake Police as an auxiliary police officer. He was an avid student of the world and its various cultures. Much of his free time was spent learning languages and improving his mind. It was a lifelong passion. Alving taught by example to be true to one's beliefs and standards. Though he was a quiet man, he was ever willing to share his convictions and beliefs with those around him. We have been blessed to be part of his life and we know that his life beyond this veil is fulfilling and unfolding new adventures. The Family would like to thank the care providers at Sandy Regional for their caring and unselfish service. Viewing for friends and family will be held Friday, August 20, 2019 between 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, August 21, 2010 at the East Mill Creek 7th Ward, 3408 Celeste Way, Salt Lake City, Utah. A viewing will be held from 10:00 am to 10:45 am prior to the service. Condolences may be made to Arrangements under the direction of Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, Salt Lake City, UT.


  • Visitation Friday, August 20, 2010
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 21, 2010
  • Visitation Saturday, August 21, 2010


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September 14, 2010

We loved your Father. Enjoyed hearing his testamoniey every month. Had so much fun watching him build our stairs and bedroom in the basement.Good memories of your family in East Millcreek 3rd ward.Love to your family. Lew & Joyce Winter.

Scott Lambson

August 30, 2010

Dear Rob and Family,
Our sincere sympathy is extended to your and your family. I have fond memories of your father from the great 3rd ward.
What a wonderful family he has left for a legacy!

August 28, 2010

To the family: May the comfort from family and friends continue to strengthen you, and may you find comfort in the words found in the Holy Scriptures: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.
The former things have passed away."

Herold "Huck" Gregory

August 22, 2010

The world has lost one of its most valiant beings. Alving Andersen served with distinction as a member of the Presidency of the 432nd Quorum of Seventy. He may have left his earthly home, but his friends and admirers will always hold him in fond memory.

August 22, 2010

Larry and I send our condolences to a great family. We've always admired your mom and dad and are glad we knew your family. We didn't hear about his passing until the funeral was over and sorry we didn't attend. We love you all, Judy Mansell

Todd Laver

August 22, 2010

Morgan, I'm so sorry to hear of your father's passing. My heart goes out to you and your family. Your Dad was a great man and was always smiling with a story to tell. I always felt welcome in your home because of your great parents. I still laugh as I think of you mimicing your mother as she reprimanded someone in your family. I have lots of fond memories growing up with you and your family. I wish I could have attended today but it just didn't work out for me. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

August 21, 2010

My dear cousins, I want you to know that I have the most wonderful memories of coming to your home and being greeted with love and kindness from both of your parents. I loved to watch and listen to our fathers as they relived their memories of childhood in Denmark, I recall many tears and much laughter as they shared their stories. They have been a great influence in my life. I loved your father and the great example he has been. Please forgive me for my absence. Bud's father passed away also and I am needing to be with him. We love you and hope to get to see you soon. May the Lord bless and keep you. Kathie and Bud Sadler (Daughter of Karl and Rayola)

August 20, 2010

This is a difficult time for all of you and Ervind and I wish to extend to you our sincere sympathy.

Ervind and Mary Lou Aune

August 20, 2010

I have great memories of Bro. Anderson. I grew up in East Mill Creek 3rd ward with their family and just loved all of them. What a wonderful man he was. Always so cheerful and happy. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers go out to the family.
We love you.
Bev (Winter) Hansen

Teri and Craig Ramsey

August 19, 2010

Lisa and Omar, I'm so sorry to hear about your father. Our prayers, love and deepest sympathy are with you at this difficult time.