Dec. 24, 1938-Jan. 15, 2024

Our dear wife, mother and grandmother Diane A. Anderson, 85, returned to our Father in heaven, on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. Diane was born Dec. 24, 1938, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Alvin and Dorthy Kammerath, as the eldest of eight children. 

Diane married Don A. Anderson on Oct. 28, 1986, in Elko, Nevada. They later were sealed for time and eternity in the Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her former marriages include Gayle L. McDonald, together they had six daughters. Her second marriage was to Ralph B. Norris. 

Diane raised her daughters in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was a great seamstress, making dresses for her girls and always looking for your “mending” when she came to visit. She had a love for piano and could play so beautifully despite having severe rheumatoid arthritis.

Her nickname was “Lead Foot Annie’” as one of her past time hobbies, was dragging state street in her 1978 “Smokey & the Bandit” edition Macho Trans Am and her 1964 ½ convertible Mustang. She flourished some of the healthiest rose bushes anyone has ever seen and one of her greatest accomplishments was her family.

Diane faced many challenges in her life and experienced each as a sacred opportunity to grow. 

She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her efforts to live and practice Gospel teachings, especially during times of difficulty, have served as a powerful example to her family. 

As a long-term resident of Ivins, Utah she fell in love with the Red Mountain and its residents. She formed many relationships with her neighbors and refused to leave the area, despite her obstacle of health.

She will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends who will forever cherish her legacy of strength, kindness and unwavering and unconditional love.

Diane is survived by her husband Don A. Anderson along with her six daughters Vicki (Eugene) Denbow, Lesa (Dave) Linnarz, Christi (Charlie) Clark, Shelley Mckevitt, Tracy Clark and Stephanie (Wes) Hutchings; 13 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren, with one on the way; her sister Janice Birkenstock, her brothers Mark Kammerath (Deone), Steven Kammerath (Karen), Brian Kammerath and her former husbands.

Her sister Susan Kammerath, Scott (Merrel) Kammerath, Craig Kammerath and both of her parents preceded her in death. 

There will be a visitation on Monday, Jan. 22, from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Ivins 5th Ward, 15 N. Main St., Ivins, Utah. Her funeral will follow in the chapel at 11 a.m. Interment will take place in the Ivins City Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff St., St. George, 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to click here to sign Diane’s online guest book.