1LT Bernard "Ben" G. Anjewierden died after flight school but did not serve as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam on 04/02/2019
Flight Class 70-44
Served in the U.S. Army
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More detail on this person: Early Life: Bernard "Ben" was born March 18, 1943, in Utrecht, Holland, to Dirk Anjewierden II and Jannigje "Jans" Copier Anjewierden. He immigrated to America with his family in 1947. It was during his senior year at East High School where he decided on his life adventure. Life's Work | Service | Interests: Ben began with six months training for the United States Army, serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, then returning home and getting married. After two years in Texas, he married the love of his life, Penny Ann Ashby, on April 30, 1965, in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity. They were blessed with four beautiful children. Ben served for 34 years in the Utah National Guard/Army Reserve flying helicopters and obtaining the rank of lieutenant colonel. He also worked 30 years for the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office, retiring as a lieutenant. He was especially proud to have created and piloted the Sheriff's Office's first helicopter program. Ben loved spending time in Yuma, Arizona, in the wintertime with Penny. He enjoyed bargaining for the "deal" while buying treasures from the shopkeepers in Mexico, then going home to drink his fresh lemonade made from his very own lemon tree. During the summer, Ben and Penny spent time at their home in Manila, Utah. He loved fishing and hunting with his family and friends. He also was first to lend a hand to anyone who needed his help or lifelong expertise. Bernard "Ben" Anjewierden died peacefully at home Monday, April 2, 2019. He was 76. Survived By: His wife, Penny; sons: Dwayne (Shannon), Steven (Jennifer); daughter, Jan (John) Ficker; and daughter-in-law, Rebecca Anjewierden; grandchildren: Kirsti (Austin) Westley, Nicholas Anjewierden, Ashley Anjewierden, Connie (Travis) Shaw, Reagan Anjewierden, John Paul Ficker III, Benjamin Anjewierden, Alec Anjewierden; great granddaughter, Jordyn Ficker; brothers: John (Freda), David (Laura), Dwight (Leslie) Anjewierden; and sisters: Eva Copier, Amy (Mike) Moore, Lorna (LeRoy) Franke. Preceded In Death By: His son, Brett; his parents; brothers: Franklin, Hank and Dirk Anjewierden III; and sisters: Gimme Riemersma and Doemie Johnson. Service: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel Location: Salt Lake 1st Ward Arrangements: Berg Mortuary Obituary: c Daily Herald | Provo, Utah | April 2019 Bio compiled by: Annie Duckett Hundley Ben (as he was known), was my roommate, and good friend, while we attended Army Helicopter Flight School Class 70-44, at Ft. Rucker, Alabama. He served his entire career in the Utah National Guard and never served in Vietnam, so was not a potential VHPA member. Thank you for the notice of his death. From: Dan Bresnahan, August 2019

Burial information: Berg Mortuary

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