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Ryan Dale Anderson, 73

| May 18, 2023 12:00 AM

Ryan Dale Anderson, age 73 of Pablo, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2023.

Ryan was born on Dec. 1, 1949, in Scottsbluff, Neb., to Jack and Viola Anderson. He lived with his family and attended school in Newcastle, Wyo., until he was 16, when his parents moved to Pablo. He attended one year of high school in Ronan and at age 18, enlisted in the U.S. Army on Jan. 11, 1968, serving in Germany. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 16, 1969. He earned the National Defense Service Medal and Marksman M-14.

Ryan worked as a long-haul trucker and at a few different trucking companies in Washington, Wyoming and Montana. He also worked as a sawyer and various other jobs including produce and meat cutter in grocery stores and greens keeper for golf courses.

His hobbies were camping, fishing, gold prospecting, metal detecting, listening to old vinyl records on his stereo, and riding his motorcycles. He loved bartering and trading, and his most recent hobby was searching for good deals on motorcycles and vehicles. He truly had a heart of gold!

On Oct. 1, 1989, he and two buddies founded the Mission Mt. Survivors MC.

Survivors include one brother, Drew (Alice) Anderson, Columbia Falls; one sister, Rita Lewis, Casper, Wyo.; one aunt, three nephews, one niece, several cousins, two great-nephews and one great-niece.

A Celebration of his Life will be held at a later date. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at www.lakefuneralhomeandcremation.com.

Arrangements are under the care of The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory.

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