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Trudie Wanda Anderson

June 22, 1945 — March 18, 2024


Trudie Wanda Hammer Anderson, beloved mother, grandmother, daughter, aunt and friend, passed away on March 18, 2024, at the age of 78. She leaves behind a legacy of kindness, compassion, array of talent and boundless love.

Born in 1945, Trudie's life was a masterpiece of passion and skill. But above all else, she cherished her role as a mother. Being “Mom” was not just a title for her; it was her greatest joy, her most cherished identity. Her love and devotion to her family knew no bounds, and she poured her heart and soul into nurturing and supporting those she held dear. She was a perfect example of Unconditional Love.

Mom was a natural artist. From the intricate detail of the doilies, baby clothes and afghans she would crochet to beautiful life-like portraits she could draw. She was a self-taught oil painter and created several beautiful mountain scenery paintings which dazzled all who knew her and were in awe of her remarkable abilities. 

Trudie's connection with nature was uncanny and was evident through her green thumb and vast knowledge of flowers. Mom seemed to breathe life into every plant she touched and she found joy in the delicate beauty of plants and animals alike, reflecting her awareness of the beauty in simplicity of life all around us.  Beyond her talents, she was fun loving with a playful mischievous side that got a kick out of playing pranks, which were usually on our well deserving dad!  Mom loved Halloween, watching thrillers and making elaborate Halloween costumes. She also loved the westerns and was entertained by watching them daily.

One thing that didn’t take long for anyone to figure out about Mom was, whatever she did, she did it well. If she was fishing, she caught the biggest fish, or in one instance, a Swordfish. Another, although not her preferred way to enjoy nature was hunting. She liked to be with dad so for a few years she would go hunting with him. One particular time landed her a spot in the local Montana newspaper and Utah’s Ogden Standard Examiner. This beautiful woman adorned with  long painted fingernails, flawless movie star makeup, curves and big hair, had amongst a group of avid hunters, managed to, in a single shot, take down the largest elk ever from Montana. Talk about proud, not mom so much, DAD! That story would be heard, pictures and news article shown to anyone he could for the rest of his life.

Stunning as always and Photo shoot ready,

ONLY MOM can make bright Hunter Orange look so glamorous.

Trudie Wanda, Hammer Anderson, known affectionately as Trud, Mom, Madre, and Grandma Cookie, is leaving behind a legacy of love, creativity, strength, and compassion. She went out of her way which with her limited mobility was no easy endeavor to find a way to include whomever needed to make feel welcome and important. She did not want anyone feeling left out or unwanted. Her compassion was genuine and you could feel it. That’s just who she was, and it made you feel safe. She had a sparkle in her eyes and the smile on her face that brought moments of joy and laughter right up until her final hours and will forever brighten the paths of each and everyone of our journey's. 

Trudie Wanda Hammer Anderson born in Ogden, Utah, and living the majority of her life in Kaysville, Utah, lived an exemplary life. One of non judgment, true forgiveness and unquestionable unconditional love. Now that’s a life to be proud of! 

We Love you, May you rest in peace.

 Preceded in death, her heavenly hosts: Husband, Andy (Sheryl) Anderson born in Logan Utah, living the majority in Kaysville Utah.  Mother, Wanda Jeppesen Hammer, of Roy Utah.  Father, Clifford L. Hammer, of Roy Utah.  Brother, Curtis B. Hammer, Roy Utah. Grandson, Clayton K. Thompson, of Tremonton Utah.  Brother-in-Law, Jay Burton, Fruit Heights Utah.  Step-Daughter, Deborah L. Larsen, Garland Utah.

 Survived by her daughters Tereena Lee Hill and MarniJo Peterson. Stepchildren Diane & Dave Hennessey,  Carl & Toshia Anderson, Tammy & Rod Thompson. Siblings, Roger (Rocky) & Peggy Hammer, Larry & Karen Hammer, Robert (Bob) & Tammy Hammer, Marsha (Jean) Burton, Tonya Hammer. And, last but not least, 18 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren, 3 great, great, grandchildren.

 A viewing will be held at the Russon Brothers Mortuary 1585 West 300 South Syracuse Utah 84075, Thursday March 28th, 2024 from 9:45 am - 11:45 am. Immediately following the service, Everyone is welcome to join us for a celebration of life luncheon. Place TBD. 

Graveside Services Friday March 29th, 2024 at the Roy City Cemetery 5200 South 2300 West Roy Utah.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, March 28, 2024

9:30 - 11:45 am (Mountain time)

Russon Mortuary & Crematory - Syracuse

1585 W. 300 S., Syracuse, UT 84075

Russon Mortuary
1585 West 300 South
Syracuse, Utah 84075

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Graveside Service

Friday, March 29, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Mountain time)

Roy City Cemetery
5200 South 2300 West
Roy, Utah 84067

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