Carl Vaughn Anderson

February 6, 1958February 22, 2012

Carl Vaughn Anderson 1958-2012

Carl Vaughn Anderson, 54, passed away on Monday from a broken heart at his home in West Valley City. He was born February 6, 1958, in Kanab to Vaughn Reese and Ilene Robinson Anderson. He is survived by his son, Dustin Anderson; granddaughter, Linzi Anderson; mother, Ilene Anderson Deamer; sister, Connie and husband Hal Sorenson. He was preceded in death by his brother, Eddie; his father, Vaughn; his wife Pamela Ann Fellows Anderson, and his adored wife Julie Schafer Anderson who passed away only four months ago – leaving him devastated. Carl graduated from Kanab High School and attended classes at the University of Utah. He started working in the oil fields and on oil shale projects in Wyoming and Colorado. He married Wende Williams – later divorced. He worked as a power plant operator and as a control operator at the Horse Mesa Dam in Arizona. In 1995, he enrolled at the University of Arizona in Tucson and worked as a supervisor at the Steward Observatory Telescope where he trained operators and worked on the Hubble Telescope replacement mirror. His knowledge of the planets and stars awed his family. He decided his dream job with NASA wasn’t in the cards, so he changed his major to Computer Sciences and moved back to Utah to help his newly widowed mother. He soon graduated from Southern Utah University with a degree in Computer Information Systems. He was currently employed as a Help Desk Technician at Unisys on a Microsoft Project where he enjoyed coaching others. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 11:00 am at Calvary Chapel of Salt Lake, 460 West Century Drive. Friends may visit with the family 1 hour prior at the church. Interment: Valley View Memorial Park. Condolences may be sent to the family @


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 28, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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stepdaughter and grandson

March 19, 2012

I miss you Carl, you are greatly missed by all of us down here who came to know you.

sue markham

February 29, 2012

My childhood friend, will always be with us. God bless,

Dee and Ellen Sorensen

February 28, 2012

Our sympathy and condolences go out to all the family. We were sorry to hear about Carl's passing. This is a hard time when someone we love goes. There are a lot of loved ones up there to welcome him home. I remember when Carl was born and the families were so excited for Vaughn and Ileene to have such a cute baby. As Vaughn's cousin I looked forward to seeing the family at the gatherings. Our heart goes out to you at this time of grief.

Kathy Brock

February 28, 2012

What a shock it was to learn of Carl's passing. He was a very nice and kind man. I had the chance to visit with him and his beautiful wife, Julie, last September at our class reunion. They were very happy that day and I thought how lucky they were to have found each other. They world is a little bleaker without them. You are in my thoughts and prayers and may God bring you comfort through this difficult time.

Jon Jorgensen

February 28, 2012

I was sadden to learn of the death of Carl. He has been an inspiration in my life. I will miss him. May you all get through this difficult time and feel the love of your friends and relatives at this time.

Kelly Hafen

February 28, 2012

My Heart goes out to you Dustin...You are in my prayers...My Love to you and Linzi...Kelly Hafen

Andy Schmutz

February 27, 2012

I'll remember Carl as one of the smartest (if not the smartest) kid in our class. I think he always held back not wanting to out do the rest of us so much. (I'd forgotten about the time he spent in that dang cast for his legs)! Sorry to see one of my childhood friends pass way too early. Condolences to his family.

Rodney Mulder

February 27, 2012

I came to know Carl because he was a really loud talker. I had great difficulty hearing people on the phone because I sat two cubicles over at Unisys. I had to ask him to turn it down, and he was most polite. That was our introduction. I often heard Carl doing his best to help other people. He was genuinely a nice guy.
Carl sat across a cubicle wall from our supervisor Adam. We'd often see Carl towering over the wall talking to Adam. Since Carl had direct access to the supervisor over this wall, we referred to it as the Adam Portal. Now and then, I'd borrow Carl's Adam Portal. Carl and I would exchange friendly comments and gestures as I stood next to him. We often exchanged stories and spoke of current issues.
Carl told us with excitement, of the up and coming dream vacation he was to have with his family. We shared in the excitement with him, and counted down the days to departure. Carl kept a picture of his wife and daughters at his desk. I had told him a time or two that he was a lucky guy to have such beautiful women in his life.
Later and sadly, I learned from Carl of his wife's passing. I could see his suffering, and my heart was heavy. Carl was never the same again. You were a good man Carl! I was sad to hear of your passing, but grateful that you no longer suffer. I take comfort in the belief that you are with your wife again. Rest in peace my friend.
Carl was a happy and warm man. That comes from having a wonderful and loving family. Thank you for being that to Carl. You have my sincere condolences, for the loss of both Carl and Julie.

February 27, 2012

To the family-

"May the Lord of peace himself give you peace constantly in every way. The Lord be with all of you. " 2 Thessalonians 3:16

Megan Nacey

February 27, 2012

Carl was a kind, sensitive man who always put the needs of everyone around him before his own. He was a tremendous asset to the Unisys family and will be missed. My heart goes out to those who knew him in this time of grief.