Arben Kay Andersen passed away peacefully October 19, 2020, with his family by his side. He is survived by his loving wife Peggy Ellis Andersen of 52 years, daughter Camille Terice Andersen Kipp (Charles), daughter Heather Jo Andersen Anderson (Richard), son Brock Arben Andersen (Layne), daughter Staci Nicole Andersen Vega (Bacho), and daughter Ashlee Dawn Andersen Watson (Jason). Arben has 18 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Elvira Andersen and grew up with three sisters and one brother.
Arben was a lifelong, devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. All who knew him witnessed that he has a strong testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ. Arben and Peggy were married in the Idaho Falls Temple on June 7, 1968 for time and all eternity. He held many positions in his service to the Lord, including a two year mission in the California-Nevada area.
Arben was a wonderful, fun-loving, and caring man. One of his favorite activities was going to the beach house at Capistrano Beach with the family and “just relaxing”. He was quick to make friends and all who knew him loved being around him.
Arben was a founder and owner of a number of different businesses. He worked very hard so that he could provide for and care for his family, which was his main focus and greatest love in his life. Arben loved his children, grandchildren, relatives and friends and cherished the time he spent with them. Although Arben was sick for many years, he selflessly made it a point to check in with his loved ones often. Arben had a gift of making others feel both included and loved and he always found a way to make ordinary activities more fun.
We as his family have so many memories of his generosity, loving counsel, inspirational examples of truth and right and his fun-loving personality. We will miss his charisma, courage, determination and generosity. His shining example of kindness and integrity have given us a true standard to follow. We miss you so much already Arben and look forward to the day when we will see you again.
Graveside services are Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 12:45 PM at San Tan Memorial Gardens, 22425 E. Cloud Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142.