"Cowboy" Ray Anderson, age 70, of Elmore, went to be with Jesus Saturday, February 22, 2014, at United Hospital in Blue Earth. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 1:30 PM, at Hope United Methodist Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Janet Crissinger Clark and Rev. Josh Underbakke officiating. Burial will be in Dobson Cemetery, Elmore at a later date. Visitation time will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday, at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th Street in Blue Earth and one hour prior to services at the church. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.comRay was born May 10, 1943, in Blue Earth, the son of Melvin and Lazetta (Dobson) Anderson. He grew up in Blue Earth where he was a 1961 graduate of Blue Earth High School. He was a member of the Army National Guard and worked at Gambles and with Morris Camera before his marriage to Lois E. Blegen on April 6, 1974 in Spring Grove, MN. Ray also worked at Bartley Printing and had been involved with Children''s Christian Ministry work. He was a youth evangelist throughout the Midwest; having spread God''s word to thousands of children in MN, Iowa, Indiana, Colorado, North Dakota, Kansas, South Dakota and Wisconsin. He had also served as the minister at Faith Baptist Church for a time. Ray worked the last 14 years at Walmart in Blue Earth. "Cowboy" Ray Anderson is survived by his wife, Lois E. Anderson of Elmore, his son, Jeremiah (Jennifer) Anderson of Joplin, MO, daughter, Leah (Jamie) Holland of Winnebago, daughter, Sarah (Ken) Yokiel of Wells, son, Matthew (Katye) Anderson of Franklin, TN, brother, Ken (Helga) Anderson of Fairmont, sister, Linda Anderson of Fairmont, sister, Sue (Richard) Kast of Fairmont, an uncle, Armon Dobson of Blue Earth, twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents.