Anderson was born in Minnesota in 1931 to John and Ethel
Reese. She was the eldest of thirteen children. She moved to
Salem, OR with her husband Ed and son Steve in 1952.
They lived in Salem where they bought their first home and had
sons Scott and Shawn. She
and Ed divorced in 1984.
the grandmother to seven grandchildren; Jessica, Derek, Caleb,
Sarah, Kayla, Chelsea and Jedidiah and a growing number of
managed the State Fair concessions for several years, worked
at Ashton Photo in Salem and was always a homemaker.
enjoyed her retirement, sharing her time between Cibola, AZ
and the North Fork canyon area. Her mountain friends were the
finest on earth and they were her second family. The outdoor
life and comradery they created made her happy.
her last three years in Sublimity due to health problems. She
was ‘out and about’ with every opportunity and never gave
up trying to be independent. The Calvary Lutheran Church in
Stayton provided spiritual enrichment that she held close to
her heart. She was preceded in death by her youngest son Shawn
and his son, Jed in 2014. In addition, she lost a great
granddaughter in 2001.
will be at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Stayton on
Wednesday, March 30th at 11 a.m. Burial will follow that
afternoon at Fox Valley Cemetery in Lyons, OR. Arrangements
entrusted to Weddle Funeral