|Birth: ||Jan. 26, 1935|
|Death: ||Jan. 12, 2010|
Shirley Anderson was born on January 26, 1935 in Trempleau, Wisconsin, the fifth child of Gene and Lucy (Church) Atwood. At the age of 4, her family moved to Maple Valley, WA, then to Shadow Lake and then to Maxwelton, on the very southern tip of Whidbey Island.
In 1940 the Atwood family moved to Earkes Springs, near Oak Harbor, which later became the very site of the Navy Seaplane Base. Shirley attended the Oak Harbor Christian School grades 2-7 and graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 1953.
She Attended Skagit Valley Junior College (next door to the High School) in 1954. She worked at National Fruit Canning Co., and West Coast Telephone Co.
She contracted polio in 1956, recovering in three and one half months. She attended the Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland, OR in 1959.
Her roommate while working at the Telephone Co. was Lynn Anderson-Lynn introduced Shirley to her brother, Willie Anderson. Willie and Shirley were married June 3, 1960 at Emmanuel Baptist Church (Then at Cleveland and Hazel Streets.) She was a faithful member of Emmanuel Baptist Church until her death.
She loved to play the piano and accordion. She operated a day care in Mount Vernon for 25 years.
Three children were born to Willie and Shirley Anderson: Kenneth, Kolleen and Karen.
She passed away in Mount Vernon, January 12, 2010.
Her husband Willie Anderson preceded her in death September 11, 1995 and her son Kenny on October 4, 2004.
She is survived by sister-in-law Gerri Atwood, brother Lynn Atwood of Kirkland, two daughters, Kolleen Anderson and Karen Sliva of Mount Vernon, six grandsons Kory, Billy Travis, Jason, Nick and Stephen, 5 great-grandchildren Austin, madalyn, twins Alexa and Makayla and Kaylie.
Memorial services were held on January 19, 2010. Arrangements in care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.
Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on January 23, 2010
Name: SHIRLEY L. ANDERSON
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 2010
Event Place: Mount Vernon, Skagit, Washington, United States
Cemetery: Hawthorne Cemetery
Birth Date: 1935
Death Date: 2010
Gene Curtis Atwood (1889 - 1957)
Lucy May Church Atwood (1892 - 1956)
Austin E Atwood (1922 - 1998)*
Mary Gene Atwood Fagan (1928 - 2002)*
Shirley L Atwood Anderson (1935 - 2010)
Hawthorne Memorial Park
Created by: Teresa
Record added: Oct 02, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 118060862