|Birth: ||Jan. 18, 1921|
|Death: ||Jan. 10, 2008|
Hot Springs County
Yvonne Rose (Dodge) Anderson, 86, passed away on Jan. 10, 2008.
She was born on Jan. 18, 1921 to Rose (Borchers) and Elijah C. Dodge in Fremont, Neb. The family moved to Wyoming in the 1930's and eventually came to Thermopolis where they purchased and ran the Wigwam Bakery. Yvonne was one of eight children.
Yvonne was married to Kenneth M. Anderson in 1949 and they lovingly raised a family of four children. Yvonne, through her words and mostly actions, taught her children religion, the meaning of freedom and that they could do anything they wanted. Thomas married Colleen Russell, also of Thermopolis and they reside in the Lucerne area. John married Jami Jensen of Cody and they live in Holdrege, Neb. Mitzi married Ted Knapp of Thermopolis and they live in Sheridan. Cindy married Thomas Brinegar from the Los Angeles area and they now reside in Cody. Yvonne loved each member of the family equally and that included her children's spouses, her grandchildren, their spouses, other family members and many friends.
Both Kenneth and Yvonne loved and supported the people of the town of Thermopolis, especially the school. Yvonne was also active as a member of the Community Federated Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Wyoming Historical Society. While Yvonne often worked behind-the-scenes, she was a life-long supporter of her church and many other important community activities, such as Wyoming Girl's State and Scouting. Yvonne was also an active member of P.E.O. Chapter K and supported education by starting a special scholarship fund in her husband's name.
Yvonne worked in the family's bakery, in her sister Jerry Brown's store and at the Wyoming State Bathhouse for over 25 years. As an attendant at the bathhouse, Yvonne conscientiously worked to make the place inviting and clean, just as she did her home.
Carmelita Snyder, E.L. "Sonny" Dodge, and William Dodge preceded Yvonne in death.
Survivors include siblings, Jerry Brown and John Dodge of Thermopolis and her other two sisters live elsewhere, Elizabeth Gwynn of Buena Vista, Colo. and Patricia Spatz of Louisville, Ky. Yvonne had eight grandchildren including, Heather Arcand and Elizabeth Anderson both of Thermopolis, Thaddeus Anderson and Melissa Rieger of Lander, Thomas Anderson, a student in Laramie, Anne Brinegar of Cody, Brad Knapp of Denver and Sarah Anderson of Evanston, Ill. Yvonne was also blessed with three great grandchildren, Elijah Greene, Luke Arcand and James Greene, all living in Thermopolis.
Burial at Monument Hill Cemetery.
Kenneth Millard Anderson (1916 - 2002)*
Monument Hill Cemetery
Hot Springs County
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Record added: Jan 16, 2008
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