Leah LaRay Anderson

Leah LaRay Anderson

Aug. 19, 1951 – Oct. 21, 2020

Leah LaRay Anderson, 69, passed away Oct. 21, 2020, at New Horizons Care Center, where she had resided the past three years due to declining health.

Born Aug. 19, 1951, in Lovell, she was the youngest child of Elva and Frank Anderson.

Leah grew up in Thermopolis, then later as an adult moved to Frannie, where she and her mother had purchased land. She attended schools in Thermopolis, along with working at many businesses. She worked at the Wyoming Pioneer Home and Trailways Café as cook. She was well known for her pies and cinnamon rolls. Leah worked many years alongside her mother, caring for others and doing custodial work. She was custodian for the Buffalo Bill Museum and the Powell Annex. She was well known for her strong work ethic. 

Leah was very generous to her loved ones. She loved a good sale and provided clothing to many children. Leah was a caregiver to many, especially her mother throughout her life, several nieces, nephews and extended family. One of her greatest joys was when their son, Joe, was born, and she loved showing him off to their family. Leah dearly loved her mother, companion Fred Walker and especially Joe. Fred and Joe were very faithful and dedicated to visiting her often in the care center.

She loved animals, especially dogs and horses, which she owned several of throughout her life. She was fiercely loyal to family and friends. Leah was a very private person, and if she allowed you into her world you were very special.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She is survived by her lifelong companion Fred Walker and their son, Joe, of Powell, brothers Brad (Lona) of Shingle Springs, Calif., and Elvin (June) of Casper and several nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Charlene, Betty Joan, Franklene and her sister Cheryl, who followed in death shortly after Leah.