Claudia Anderson Tobler of San Antonio, Texas | 1960-2020 |
Claudia Anderson Tobler (60) passed away at home on July 31, 2020 after many years of physical pain from countless surgeries and effects of a stroke. Claudia was born February 12, 1960 in American Fork, Utah to William Claude and Eloise C. Richards Anderson. She was their third of four children and their only daughter.
Claudia was grateful for her cousin Pam Wright Lundell for bringing the two of us together and after a short courtship, we were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on November 28, 1992.
Claudia was a woman of many talents. She was a hard worker, loyal team member and took pride in the results of her efforts. Over the years of her career as a paralegal, she worked for several law firms and enjoyed her associations and made many lifelong friends. After leaving the legal field, she began to share her musical gifts as a teacher of piano. She taught many students and often siblings in the same family.
Claudia was intelligent and possessed the gift of music; she played many instruments with a particular passion for the piano and organ. She was the organist and choir director in every church congregation that she attended, often working with her husband who would direct the congregational singing. Playing instruments and singing were a hallmark of Claudia’s childhood as both her parents were gifted singers and her father played many instruments. Her life was filled with joy and peace through music and surely the music in heaven is a little sweeter today as Claudia joins her parents and the choirs of angels.
Claudia was also a gifted seamstress. She created countless stylish and perfectly fitted outfits for her mother, herself and countless others. She determined that she would fashion all 24 dresses for her wedding including her own wedding dress. She accomplished the feat in less than three months! Upon moving to San Antonio from Utah, her attention turned to quilting. Her dear sister-in-law Lucy Tobler shared the “quilting fever” and quilting was always a favorite topic of their discussions. There are many, many people who have been blessed by her beautiful and love filled creations.
Claudia’s creative abilities were not limited to fabric and tiny stitches as she was also a wonderful cook and baker. She is well known for her cookies, pies and savory treats but infamous for her FUDGE. She knew that good food is an offering of love and she freely shared with anyone who was lucky enough to find a seat at her table.
The single greatest desire of Claudia’s heart was to serve our Heavenly Father’s children here on earth. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She found great joy serving in many callings within the Relief Society and Young Women’s organizations and as a Seminary instructor with her husband. She taught, loved and lifted many lives and in turn those she served also loved her. Her selfless service and the testimony she shared through music are evidence of her status as an elect daughter of God.
Claudia did not have children of her own but she possessed the love and nurturing abilities of a devoted mother. Many children and young people were drawn to her for her love and support. Claudia loved her aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; they were most precious to her and she loved each dearly. Thank you Ringgers, Robertsons and many others for helping fill the void.
Claudia’s premier desire was for families to be together forever thru the gospel of Jesus Christ and laying claim on His eternal offering and love which He freely gives to all. She would want those who loved her to remember and honor her by seeking to do good in every possible way.
Claudia is survived by her husband Curtis D. Tobler of San Antonio; siblings Phil (Lesli) Anderson; Jared (Jodi) Anderson and aunts, uncles, cousins and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; William C. and Eloise C. Richards Anderson, her brother Mark Anderson.
Visitation will take place on Friday, August 7, 2020 from 6-8pm at Anderson & Sons Mortuary 49 E 100 N St, American Fork 84003. All who knew and loved Claudia are welcome to attend. Please sign up for a time to attend the visitation via the Signup Genius link below the obituary. Physical distancing will be adhered to and face masks are required.
A private graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at the American Fork Cemetery, 26 West 600 North, American Fork. A private family viewing will be held prior to the service at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary. Graveside service will begin at approximately 11:00 AM and will be live streamed via Curtis Tobler’s Facebook.