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Information for Merritt Basil Anderson
29 August, 1918
11 September, 1987
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
September, 1987
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Merritt Anderson

     Graveside services for Merritt Basil Anderson, 69, of Marsing, who died Friday, Sept. 11, at home of natural causes, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Knowlton Heights Cemetery, Caldwell.
     The Followers Of Christ Church will officiate under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
     Mr. Anderson was born Aug. 29, 1918, at Two Buttes, Colo. to Frank and Nattie Cunningham Anderson.  At an early age he moved with his parents to Idaho.  He received his schooling at Riverside and Knowlton Heights schools.  He was inducted into the  U.S. Army April 17, 1942, and served in England, North Africa, Sicily, Italy, South France and Germany.  He was honorably discharged Sept. 30, 1945.
     He married Vera Berends Aug. 31, 1946.  They lived in Marsing for seven years then moved to a desert homestead five miles south of Marsing where they had since resided.
     He is survived by his wife of Marsing; seven daughters, Sharon Shippy, Elaine Randolph, Darla Downs all of Caldwell, Sylvia Milburn of Grants Pass, Ore., Edith Anderson, Marianne Bigson and Leona Sevy all of Marsing; a son, Dennis Anderson of Marsing; four brothers, Lafe Anderson and Mervin Anderson both of Caldwell, Orba Anderson of Homedale and Keith Anderson of Marsing; three sisters, Lois Bowers and Irma Shaddy both of Caldwell and Zola Smith of Marsing.