RIVERTON, WYOMING — Jason H. Anderson, 48, of Riverton, Wyoming passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming. A memorial service in his honor will be 3:30 p.m., Monday, October 18, 2021 at the Fremont Center of the Fairgrounds. A reception will be held immediately following the service at the same location. Guests are invited to stay for a reception and visit with the family and share stories.
Jason Henry Anderson was born to Jay H. and Loy Lynn (Christensen) Anderson in Syracuse, New York. Jason grew up near Peetz, Colorado on the family farm that was homesteaded by his great grandparents, Joseph and Ida Hundrup. The years Jason spent on the farm, “Homestead Ridge,” gave him lifelong inspiration and desire to be in the country, ultimately leading to his career in Crop Advising for Big Horn Coop. The farm was an important place in his life where he spent valuable time with his family.
He moved to Sierra Vista, Arizona, attended middle school and graduated from Buena High School in 1991. He also attended Cochise Jr. College in Sierra Vista. He then worked two summer seasons with Montana Rail Link under the tutelage of his Uncle Pete Christensen. In 1998 he moved to Cody, Wyoming where he started his career with Bighorn Coop in Basin, Wyoming, later transferring to Riverton where he was a crop advisor.
On August 8, 2008 he married Tessa Kay Clark in Lander, Wyoming. The couple had three children, Jordyn, Jack, and Josie.
Jason had many hobbies and passions. He loved fly fishing, jeeping, camping, being in the mountains, and boating at the lake. He was a huge supporter of his kids’ sports including hockey and soccer. He was a Riverton River Rats hockey coach for many years for various age groups. Jason enjoyed his family time and was passionate about working in his yard.
He was the Vice President of the Riverton Hockey Association. He was quoted by Jeremy Hughes as being a selfless man that enriched the lives of so many around him. If you have enjoyed playing or watching hockey in Riverton over the past six years, you can thank Jason for that. He was the one who spent countless hours at the rink ensuring that the youth of Fremont County could enjoy a quality skating experience. He was the one working through freezing cold nights at the rink late into the morning hours making ice. He was the one who emptied the garbage around the rink. He was the one that swept out the locker rooms. He was the one that slept at the rink setting his alarm every hour so he could wake up and Zam the ice so it would be ready for games in the morning.
He is survived by his wife Tessa and their three children, Jordyn, Jack and Josie Anderson; his parents, Jay and Loy Anderson of Sierra Vista, Arizona; siblings, Todd (Janelle) Chase of Piedmont, South Dakota, and his two children, Devon and Dylan; sister, Jaelynn (Travis) Conklin of Cody, Wyoming and their two children, Austin (Kristy) Conklin and their two children, Henry and Morgan, Hannah (Tyler) Little; sister, Jennifer (Tom) McCurdy of Wichita, Kansas, and their two children, Kayden and Jaye McCurdy; aunts and uncles, Pete (Teresa) Christensen and their three children, Jake, Amanda, and Eric; MaryJane Christensen; Cheryl and Rob Adair and their two children, Justin (Fawn) and Karl (Val); Jennie Jo (Darrell) Dykman and their two children, Lindsey (Adam) and Gary (Jamie); and Chris (Tori) Walsh.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hank and Victoria Christensen and Jack and Anne Anderson; two uncles, Jim Christensen and Gary Anderson; great niece, Kristian Conklin.
Jason, save a spot for us at your favorite fishing hole in heaven.
Funding to assist the family in their loss can be done at: https://gofund.me/c068295b
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com
Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.