Ralph Elsworth Anderson, Jr. passed away June 2, 2018

Ralph Elsworth Anderson, Jr., 87, died peacefully on June 2, 2018 in Heber Springs, Arkansas.

He was born in Lebanon, Missouri, on February 17, 1931 to his parents Ralph Elsworth Anderson, Sr and Herthel Beatrice (Martz) Anderson both deceased.  He is survived by his wife, Alyce Anderson; and children, Judy and Alan Stubblefield, Janet and Bruce Newman, Rick and Paula Anderson; three sisters, Louise Scott, Linda Randolf, and Mary Buck; eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Ralph was a 20 year Navy Veteran and after retirement from the Navy served as the Administrator of Labs for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  He was a wonderful family man and most of all loved being a grandfather to his eight grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He will be forever loved and missed by his family and many friends.

A private memorial gathering will be held at a later date for the family to celebrate his life.  For those who wish to honor Ralph’s memory, the family requests that a donation be made to Tribute of Life Foundation, C/O Hospice Home Care, 821A North Creek, Conway, AR 72032, in his name or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.   Condolences from his many friends and family worldwide may be expressed through the www.legacy.com/memorial-sites/veterans website.