Chad Kay Anderson, 89, died Jan. 30, 2010, in Lewiston, Idaho. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m. at the Park Center Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2300 E. Bergeson, Boise, Idaho. A viewing was held from 10-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Burial followed at Terrace Lawn Memorial Gardens. Services were under the direction of Relyea Funeral Chapel.
Chad was born Nov. 17, 1920, in Hiawatha, Utah, to Erwin and Naomi Asay. He attended elementary and high school in Castle Dale, Utah, and graduated from Utah State University. The following year, Chad taught high school at Albion Normal School and Rockland High where he met his future wife, Betty Lou Barnard. Chad and Betty Lou were married July 3, 1943 in Soda Springs, Idaho.
Chad enlisted in the Navy in July 1943 and was immediately transferred to the U.S. Naval Training Station at Farragut, Idaho. He received orders to report to Notre Dame for midshipman's school followed by additional training after which he spent his wartime duty in the Pacific. Chad spent the remainder of his naval career in the Naval Reserve as a Lt. Commander.
In 1958, Chad joined Farrel Metcalf and managed a successful insurance agency, Metcalf-Anderson Agency, in Idaho Falls, Idaho until his retirement in 1987.
During his lifetime, Chad held many callings in the church, some of which included; gospel doctrine teacher, elders quorum president, bishopric counselor, bishop, high counselor, high priests group leader and sealer in the Idaho Falls Temple.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou Anderson; his parents; and his sister, Doreen Bardsley of Ogden, Utah.
Chad is survived by his sisters, Valoy Cox of Castle Dale, Utah, Shanna Bates of St. George, Utah, and Janone Richards of Phelan, Calif.; daughters, Kathleen Kay Jensen, of Greensboro, N.C., Candace Marie Congreve of Clarkston, Wash; granddaughters, Jenny Rebecca Mizukawa of Cincinnati, Ohio, Emily Anne Koller of Crestwood, Ky., Kathryne Elizabeth Ojuka of Provo, Utah, Amanda Marie Detling of Stamford, Conn; and 11 great-grandchildren. www.relyeafuneralchapel.com