Anna Lou Thompson, 94, died peacefully on February 2, 2023, with family by her side.
Anna Lou was born, March 22, 1928, in Robertson, Wy, to Joseph and Selma Carpenter. She was the oldest of 5, with brothers Duane, Derrill, Don and Gary Carpenter and was member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints.
She grew up in Mtn. View, and after graduating from high school in 1946 moved to Evanston, where she met and married, Joseph (JR) Andersen and they had 7 children together. They later divorced and years later, she met and married the love of her life, Marion Thompson on Sept. 29, 1973.
They moved to Lander in 1978 where they lived for 36yrs and then later returned to Evanston. She belonged to the VFW Auxiliary, enjoyed bowling, dancing and being on the riverbanks of the Greys River and in the Sinks Canyon with Marion by her side.
Anna Lou is survived by her children; Ed Andersen (Mary) of Casper, Linda Bonner of Evanston, Gene Andersen (Sandy) and Susan Barker (Dennis) both of Mtn. View, Michelle Burkart (Scott) of Puyallup, WA., Richard and David Andersen, deceased. Step-children; Brett Thompson, of South Dakota, Marla Troutman, of Casper, Royce Thompson (Keri) of Lusk and Rita Thompson of Minnesota; 20 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and 16 great-great grandchildren.