Steven Leslie Anderson

January 23, 1943 ~ October 18, 2020

Steve passed away unexpectedly at home of a massive heart attack, Sunday October 18, 2020. Born January 23, 1943 in Salt Lake City to Clyde and Betty Winwood Anderson. Married to Nancy Lyons Anderson for 55 years. He attended West High and University of Utah. Steve was Branch Manager at W.W.Granger for over 30 years. He was a passionate outdoor enthusiast loved camping, skiing, boating, motorcycling, fishing, as well as flying his airplane, and many other activities, including travelling all over the world with his wife Nancy and a multitude of friends and family.

Steve will be remembered as a passionate artist, his creativity graced us with beautiful woodworking designs, sculptures, drawings and many amazing photos. He loved gardening and took great pride in his beautifully manicured yard. He had a deep appreciation for all types of artists and their work. His way of life and work ethic was an example for all of us. He was an opinionated man and didn’t always see eye to eye with others, yet his wisdom was sought and valued by many over the years.

Steve is survived by his wife, Nancy, daughter Allison Humphrey (Chris) of Midvale, son Scott (Stacia) of Mt Shasta, CA and grandsons: Alex, Coleton and Brandt Humphrey, Jaden and Ian Anderson.

He provided his family with a wonderful life, he was such a hard worker, teacher and mentor to all.

“I was here but now I'm gone
I left my name to carry on
Those who liked me
Liked me well
Those who didn't can go to hell!”
~E.M. Crane~

Private family services will be held at Larkin Sunset Gardens, on Friday the 23rd of October 2020.

The family encourages friends and family to share a favorite memory of Steve in the online guest book.


Nancy, Bill and I were so sorry to hear of Steves passing. We just want you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and we send our love your way. Bill & Carol

- Bill and Carol Jones
Dear Nancy and family, We are so sorry to hear this news. Prayers and thoughts are coming your way. With love and healing hugs.

- Gunter and Sandy Oeser

Dear Nancy and family, Drew and I are so sorry to hear about Steve. He certainly lived a full life but gone too soon. Our love and thoughts are with you. Drew and Mary Johnston

- Drew and Mary Johnston
Oh my, what a shock to receive email notification this morning about the passing of your wonderful husband , dad and grand-dad! Years of long ago memories came flooding through my head. We shared so much during those years at WW Grainger, and after - i cant express the love and gratitude i have always had for Steve. Nan, too many times to remember all our get-togethers, having our kids growing up at the same time - i was trying to think of the last time we were together. But, ir-regardless of my memories, I cannot express the deep sorrow Rick, Jenny and I are are feeling for you, Allie and Chris, Scott and Stacia and the boys. The void in your life will never be filled, but the wonderful memories will bring smiles through your tears. Thank you to whomever thought to send me the email notification. You can be assured of my thoughts, love and prayers for you all during the services today. Rick and I will contact you next week, after things settle a little, to come over for a visit. Friends always... Pam and Rick

- Pamela Watkins
Loving memories that start back in high school. We love you Nancy. Our prayers and sympathies go out to you and your family. Steve will be sorely missed by all of us. June and Aaron George and Kids, especially Greg, TeriLyn and Wendy

- June R and Aaron George
I have many memories with the Anderson family. Many trips to Zions and Lake Powell. Steve definitely had a gruff exterior, but he truly cared about the people around him. He was always one to encourage you to try new things. I have always told my children they have to try a food before they can say they don’t like it and could never remember where I learned it from, but now I know. Steve was like a second dad to me. Even though I haven’t seen him in a long time I am always thinking about you guys and hoping you are well. He is greatly missed. Love you guys tons!

- Jill Knudsen Copfer
Nancy, we were very saddened by the passing of Steve. Our thought are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

- Jack and Marcia Birch
Steve was a good friend of mine growing up in Rose Park. He and my brother Frank had a lot of fun driving fast cars fast. I love his family and think of them often and good times we had as kids.

- Kenny Godfrey
Nancy, I send my deepest condolences. I considered you and Steve some of my fondest friends Steve was so good to me as an employer and it grew into a friendship. I cherish my time spent with him. He taught me so much and always had my back. I’m wishing you and your family only the best Love to you, Carla Hansen.

- Carla Hansen
I was one of the many young people working at W.W. Grainger in SLC (1976-1983) during Steve's time as branch manager. He was a great teacher about all of those Grainger products in that ever-growing catalog. He ensured that we all represented W.W. Grainger with product knowledge and great customer service dependability. Those times were some of the best in my life working with some very wonderful people. It's where my husband, Jeff Bradley, and I met. I extend my love and condolences to his beloved family and friends that he's left behind.

- Carol Bradley
My deepest condolences go out to Nancy, Scot Allison and the entire family. What I great man! Steve taught me at a young age what it meant to work hard and gain satisfaction from a job well done. I worked under Steve for a majority of his career at Grainger. We would occasionally meet at Steve’s house for a work meeting. Nancy would make her usual gourmet dinner and then we would get to work. I remember a trip to the west desert where we rode our dirt bikes. I took Steve out to the bombing range and what a great time we all had. Then there was a phone call one Saturday morning to go on a ride in his airplane. I show up at the airport and Steve asked me where I would like to go. We ended up flying up to Jack Pot and then off to Wendover were we ate lunch. The Anderson’s will always have a special place in my heart. Love you Steve.

- Nelson Elton
Steve was truly one of my hero’s. He was so kind and generous. Talented in seemingly every way. I loved his smile and enthusiasm. Rest In Peace My Friend

- Mike Todd, Desert Star Playhouse
Nancy, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband and just wanted you to know that I've been thinking of you in this difficult time. Much love from your neighbor up the street with the Koi pond, my condolences. Todd Laver

- Todd J Laver
So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing Nan & family.Take care of your self

- Jim & Darlene Rise
Nancy, I am really at loss for words. I really want you to know how sad I am at Steve's passing. Carolyn's and my visit to your have not been too frequent in our later years but we had many wonderful visits in your lovely home. i always admired your elegance in your home and the immaculate kept yard. I still have mementos from you and Steve. The grape plant that you gave us after the fire in our home is majestically just outside my apartment door. My loves goes out to you especially and to Allison and Scott and their families.

- Donald Engstrom
I remember working at Graingers with Steve in about 1968, we had some fun and worked alot He said his couger would beat my 65 fuel injected Corvette I told him not a chance in hell, but we never did race. We are close in age but I learned alot from Steve. Dave Wride

- Dave Wride
I was so sad to learn of Steve's passing..... My sincere condolences to everyone in Steve's family. Steve was my friend, my teacher, my mentor; and in large part, was responsible for my career advancement at Grainger. Steve's intelligence, experience, and leadership were invaluable to me. The time that I spent working for Steve and the crew at Grainger resulted in some of the best years of my life. I will miss Steve..... But more importantly, I will remember him always. Lyndon Rhodehouse

- Lyndon Rhodehouse