Julie Alder Anderson

1929 ~ 2021


March 9, 2021
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
1005 South 2000 East, Salt Lake City, Utah
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    March 9, 2021
    11:00 AM
    1005 South 2000 East, Salt Lake City, Utah
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  • Beloved, wife, mother, grandmother, neighbor and friend Julie died of natural causes on Tuesday March 2, 2021. Born 31 July 1929 in Salt Lake City Utah to Carleton Caine Alder and Rebecca Kathryn Moyle. She attended East High and the University of Utah, where she graduated in Art and Education. She served an LDS mission to Guatemala and El Salvador. On 9 April 1958 she married her sweetheart Robert Pierce Anderson in the Salt Lake Temple.

    She served in the Salt Lake Temple and enjoyed numerous church callings. She had the opportunity to serve on the Relief Society General Board which she enjoyed immensely. She and Bob completed missions together to Monterrey Mexico and Frankfurt Germany.

    Julie served the Lord flawlessly and leaves a legacy of love for all those who knew her. She enjoyed painting, singing with her sextet group and with the Jay Welch Chorale, playing her baritone ukulele, tending to her plums, apricots, raspberries, and grapes, working with students who were learning English, traveling, making homemade jam, baking and sharing her whole wheat bread. She spoke Spanish and German. She thoroughly enjoyed visiting with people from all over the world. Her favorite places in the world were growing up in Cottonwood and Brighton, Utah. She had a generous and kind spirit until the day she died. She was gentle and caring of others.

    Survived by: Sisters-in-law, Mary Anderson, Irene Alder, and Linda Alder. Children: Kathy (Ray Banks), Ben (Carly), Mark (Jennifer), Susan (Charles Ayers), Kathleen (Peter Stein) and Thelma, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

    A viewing will be held on Tuesday March 9 from 9:30 – 10:30 at the Monument Park Ward house (1005 South 2000 East) which will be followed by a funeral service at 11:00. Due to the Covid pandemic, masks, gathering size and social distancing will be required. This previously held service video is posted using the Zoom link above.

    A private family interment will be with her beloved “mentor” Bob at the Salt Lake City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ Humanitarian Aid Fund.


    Dear family, Ann and I send our love and condolences at Julie’s passing. I think of so many wonderful memories dating back to her first mission with Bob. They make such a wonderful couple and it must be a great reunion on the other side. I have fond memories of your mom’s plumb jam and wonderful treats. Julie always talked about her children and their accomplishments. Her love for and pride in you was very apparent. She also reminded me so much of her mother (Aunt Becky) because she was both fascinating to listen to and always wanted to know how we were doing. We will dearly miss her and her presence at Burton-Moyle-Alser family gatherings. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Greg and Ann

    - Greg & Ann Burton

    I enjoyed my relationship with Julie for a number of years in the Art Group. She was and is such a sweet lady and I have missed that association for quite a while now. My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family now as you mourn this loss.

    - Bonne Simmons

    Love to all of sweet Julie's family! She brought tenderness to all around her. Our Art Group was blessed by her presence, her keen interest in learning and her thoughtful contributions to our discussions.
    Patricia Hadley


    Dear Kathy, Mark , Ben and Susan,
    The news of your Mother'death makes me very sad.
    I fondly remember a lot of nice ecounters with Julie. Especially my visit in Münchweiler ,near Pirmasens , and the two journeys to Salt Lake City in 1972(?) and 1976.
    Knowing your Parents was a privilege. Boah of the were great role models for me in the faith!
    I will take part in die funeral Service.
    Thinking of you I send you ja heartfelt condolences. Kirsten Maurer

    - Kirsten Maurer

    Dear Members of Julie's extended family,

    Julie was a very dear person to the Gilmour family, as were all the Alders next door to us in Holladay. Mrs. Alder, aka Becky, was our Mom’s best friend. Mr. Alder (it was not “Carl”!) was of course a major amateur radio operator (W7PKB gave me my novice license Morse code test) and in the 1950s it was exciting when he would contact Julie by short wave in Guatemala and give us news on how she was doing on her LDS mission.

    Being a bit older than we were, and being six boys, it was like having an older sister, and we always enjoyed the visits.

    It’s particularly sad for us as Julie was the last “leaf on the tree” of our childhood Alder friends -- Caine, Craig and Tom are truly missed but remain in our memories. And now Julie.

    Julie was always kind and sweet and we all admired the wonderful family she and Bob put together. Our condolences to her children and extended family.

    Sandy and Karen Gilmour
    Woodstock, Vermont

    - Sandy and Karen Gilmour

    Dear Members of Julie’s family,

    So sorry for your loss. Julie was one of the most extraordinary people I have ever met—kind, thoughtful, inspiring, gentle, compassionate, and caring. She went where people needed her. I loved listening to her describe her travels and the cultures she experienced. We are all better for having known her.

    Growing up next to the Alders was a wonderful experience. I was friends with Tom, and we went inside each other’s houses time and time again. When I was a young child, Julie would babysit me from time to time, something she reminded me of well into my 40’s. I’ll miss her sense of humor, her inquisitive nature, and her willingness to explore her world.

    My condolences to your family.
    Duncan Gilmour

    - Duncan Gilmour

    My family grew up with the Alder family in south Holladay beginning in 1950. My mother Jessica and husband Crad were life long friends of Becky's. We all loved Beck and still miss her along with Carl, Becky, Caine, Craig, Tom and now Julie.

    These are sad days.
    William and Barbara Gilmour

    - William and Barbara Gilmour

    Dear family,
    I worked with Julie at Whittier Elementary for many years. She had such a special place in her heart for those students who spoke English as a second language. She was so so dedicated to them! The students just loved getting picked up to work with Miss Julie. The activities she provided were always engaging and effective. She went the extra mile by providing an afterschool class for parents to learn English. What an amazing, generous, kind woman. I am so blessed to have known Julie in my life!

    - Meherban Khalsa

    Thank you for a lovely service honoring your mother/grandmother and friend. You all captured her sweet and loving presence in all things good. She will truly be missed.
    Kathy and Ray, you have given much in tenderly caring for this special woman of God. Thank you from the Art Group.
    Blessing upon you and yours.

    - Joan Peterson

    Dear Anderson Family,
    Though it was not completely unexpected, I was deeply saddened to learn of your mothers passing.
    I loved your dear mother, a gentle woman, gracious and generous of spirit. She will be my friend forever,
    and I am grateful for the knowledge that one day we will see each other again. Because I loved her, I love all of you her family, may God bless, guide and comfort you.

    With Love,
    Ruth Anderson

    - Ruth anderson

    Unsere ganze Familie durfte sie in vielen, vielen Jahren immer wieder besuchen und wir alle fühlten uns stets willkommen. Mein Vater und Bob waren Geschäftsfreunde und beide Familien lernten sich im Laufe der Zeit kennen. Wenn wir aus Deutschland in die USA reisten, versuchten wir immer Andersons zu treffen. Wir fieberten alle am Jahresende dem Jahresbericht schon richtig entgegen.

    Wir sind in dieser Zeit mit all unseren Gedanken bei der Familie! Wir wissen wie die Stille sich anfühlt, da auch Hans uns vor 10 Monaten für immer verlassen hat.

    Wir danken, dass wir einen so wundervollen Menschen wie Julie kennenlernen durften und wünschen der Familie viel Kraft.

    Gertrud, Martin, Heide, Gaby Schechinger

    - Gaby Maier, geb. Schechinger

    Our condolences to Julie's family and friends. She was proud of her pioneer ancestors. She was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, joining in 2010.

    - P. Carson

    Heaven needs angel , your kindness is never forgotten.. many blessings

    - Thupten