In Memory of

Larry W Anderson

April 13, 2024 - February 8, 2024


Lee’s Summit, MO – Larry Anderson, aged 86, passed away on February 8th, 2024, after a courageous battle with dementia. His loving family is grateful that his final moments were peaceful and ended his pain.

Larry was born on April 13, 1937, in Lake Shore, UT, the first child born to Allie LaRay Anderson and Beth Ferguson. From an early age, he displayed a remarkable sense of responsibility and dedication to his parents and siblings.

While still in high school, Larry met the love of his life, Carol Sanders.  After graduating from Menlo-Atherton High School in 1955, Larry began his pursuit of higher education at Brigham Young University (BYU).  In 1956 he returned home to marry his sweetheart and they were sealed in the Las Angeles Temple for all time and eternity.

Shortly thereafter, Larry was called to serve his country which led him to a distinguished career of 20 years in the U.S. Army.  During his military service, Larry’s assignments took him to various parts of the world, including Ethiopia, The Philippines, Okinawa, Korea, Germany, and a tour of duty in Viet Nam. Early in his career, he was selected for Officer Candidate School. His service was marked by commitment, bravery and dedication as he advanced through the ranks to ultimately retire at the rank of Major. His dedication to duty extended to his family, with his beloved wife Carol and his children accompanying him to most of his stations.

After retiring from the military, Larry returned to BYU to complete his education, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He continued his career as a civil servant and continued to be a good provider and protector of his family.

Larry’s life not only demonstrated his devotion to and love for his country, but throughout his life he came to love, trust and serve his God. After his retirement, he and his wife Carol continued to faithfully serve the Lord, this time in the capacity of full-time missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They served 4 missions – Nigeria, New Zealand, Hawaii and Morgan, Utah. Their union was blessed with five children: Joanna, Jeannette, Kenneth, Jennifer, and Jeana.

Larry’s life was not without its share of sorrows, as he experienced the loss of loved ones, including two infant grandchildren, his parents, his brother Dean, and his sisters Paula, and Tina.

He is survived by his wife Carol (Sanders), and siblings Philip (Anderson) and Michael (Anderson) and children Joanna (Williams), Jeannette (Humphries), Kenneth (Anderson), Jennifer (Smith) and Jeana (Harris).

Larry will be remembered for his unwavering commitment to his family, his service to his country, and his lifelong love of his God and his Church. He leaves behind a legacy of responsibility, integrity, resilience, service and faith that will continue to inspire all who knew him.

A memorial service to honor and celebrate Larry’s life will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on February 14, 2024.

Larry may have left this world, but his spirit will forever live on in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him. Adieu to our husband, father and brother – til we meet again at Jesus feet.

Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


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Wednesday, February 14, 2024
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Wednesday, February 14, 2024
11:00 AM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063