Willard Benton Anderson of Steamboat Springs died April 24, 2001, on White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. He was 44.
Willard was born May 4, 1956, in Ann Arbor, Mich., to Gilbert and Lucille (Allen) Anderson of Pitsburg. He moved to Routt County in 1980.
Willard married Lisa Godbolt Sept. 19, 1987, in Estes Park at Upper Beaver Meadows, Rocky Mountain National Park.
Willard was a Physical Plant manager at Colorado Mountain College. His hobbies included fly fishing, skiing, hiking, hunting, playing piano and camping.
He was trustee of the Yampa Valley Stream Improvement Charitable Trust, involved in the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club the and Yampa Valley Fly Fishers.
He is survived by his parents; his wife, Lisa; his two children, Annamarie and Luke Anderson; two sisters, Betsy Cuthbertson and husband Mike and their son Paul of Frisco; Margot Johnjulio and husband Bill and their children Will and Grace of Fox Chapel, Pa.; a brother, Paul Anderson and wife Alaina Lemon of Ann Arbor, Mich.; three brothers-in-law, Reid Godbolt and his wife Courtney of Denver, Grant Godbolt and his wife Dianne Gloe of Whitehall, Mont., and Jazz Godbolt and his wife Ragnhild Lund of Tonsberg, Norway; a sister-in-law, Jenny Godbolt of Canandaigua, N.Y.; a father and mother-in-law, James and Barbara Godbolt; seven nephews; and three nieces-in-law.
He is preceded in death by a niece, Nicole Cuthbertson.
A memorial service is at 1:30 p.m. May 6, 2001, in Olympian Hall at Howelsen Hill.
Memorial donations in Willard's name can be made to the Willard Anderson Memorial Fund, 1901 Pine Grove Road, Steamboat Springs, 80487.