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Thomas George Anderson


September 26, 2019

Thomas George Anderson, 59, of Rock Springs, passed away in the early morning hours of Sept. 9, 2019, at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Tommy was born July 29, 1960, in the U.S. Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, Calif., the son of George H. and Violet I. Lorincz Anderson.

He grew up in the Bay area spending most of his early years in San Leandro, Calif.

At the age of 8, he was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Tommy enlisted in the U.S. Army. He received most of his training in Fort Lee, Va. He worked hard during this time to to earn his high-school diploma.

He was then stationed in Bremen, Northern Germany, where he served the remainder of his time before being honorably discharged.

Tommy later returned to northern California where he gained experience in a number of fields including electrical apprentice, route driver, sales rep, warehouse manager and pit crew transporter for Union Pacific Railroad.

Tommy married Linda Brough April 6, 2011, in Rock Springs.

He enjoyed cooking (well known for his Hungarian heritage dishes), golfing, animals, rock music, concerts, bowling, riding his Arctic Cat, traveling and camping.

Survivors include his spouse, Linda Brough of Rock Springs, son, Bradley Whiteside and companion Jess of Sebastapol, Calif., three step-children, Rebekah Rice and husband Eric of Layton, Utah, Lauren Hamm and husband Riley of Rock Springs, Jared Brough and wife Krysten of Rock Springs; eight grandchildren, Kyson, Evelyn, Claire, Greyson, Cohen, Dallon, Emmitt, Kaleb;  brothers, Joe Anderson and wife Debbie of Niceville, Fla., Robert Anderson of Raleigh, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his parents George and Violet Anderson.

Funeral services took place Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center in Rock Springs.

Inurnment will take place in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Concord, Calif., at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to be made to a charity of your choice.

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