Mads Anderson, 92, formerly of Baker, Montana passed away on March 25, 2019 in Lakewood, Colorado. Mads was born and raised in the Baker area. He was the son of Andrew Anderson and Inga Anderson Hanson. He graduated from Baker High School in 1944 and the University of Montana with a B.A. in Business Administration in 1948. He served in the Air Force in 1944 and 1945. Mads married Ruth Lentz, of Baker in 1953. They moved to Denver, Colorado where they raised three children; Karla, Robert and Eva. Ruth passed away in 1973,
Mads worked in the banking industry for most of his life. He was the President and CEO of The First National Bank in Rifle, Colorado for 6 years. From 1970 to 1988 he served in the capacity of President and CEO of the Central Bank of North Denver. He applied for a bank charter in Bailey, Colorado in 1974. He was the director, President and CEO of that bank until he sold it in 1976.
Upon retirement, he worked as a representative for the American Bankers Association for three years. He enjoyed traveling and made a trip with his son, Robert, to Mt. Everest’s advanced base camp. He looked forward to running in the Bolder Boulder 10K race each year. He ran in it for 25 years until the age of 87. Over the years, one of his favorite places was the cabin that he built in the mountains of Colorado.
Mads had 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren which brought him much joy.
Visitation will be Mon., 4/1, 5:30-7pm at Horan & McConaty, 7577 W. 80th Ave., Arvada, CO. Interment will be Tues., 4/2, 10am at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, CO. Memorial Service to follow, 12pm at Horan & McConaty, Arvada, CO.