|Birth: ||Aug. 22, 1922|
Santa Clara County
|Death: ||Mar. 13, 2014|
Catherine May Anderson
August 22, 1922 - March 13, 2014
On August 22, 1922, Catherine May Wood was the first of eight children born to George and Iona Wood. She was born on their first anniversary, in Los Gatos, California. After a number of moves, the family settled in Santa Cruz, CA. Catherine did not finish high school, but later went to Business College in Oakland, CA and became an accountant. She worked during WWII as a civilian on the Army base in Santa Cruz County, moved to Texas to be with her sister Florence Benjamin and her family, and relocated to Great Falls, Montana where she met Emil Anderson. They dated a very short time and married on July 23, 1948. They lived in Belt, Montana where Emil worked in the grain elevator and Catherine worked in the local bank. When Emil's job ended, they decided to move to California where Emil became a carpenter. He built a house in Salinas, CA and they resided there when their children, Jan and Jim were born. In 1956, they moved to Corralitos, CA, and rented a house while Emil built their home. They lived there for many years before moving to Watsonville, CA where they lived for a few years. During their time in Santa Cruz County, Catherine and Emil participated in the building and the preparations for the annual church convention in Gilroy on the home of Jim and Eva Bone. Mom worked part-time for William Locke-Paddon, an older brother of Jack Locke-Paddon, who was a long-time friend of the Woods, Hills, and Bones. In 1980, they moved to El Dorado County to be closer to Jan and Jim and the grandchildren.
Catherine is survived by her children Jan (Bruce), Jim (Debby), six grandchildren, Sarah (Chuck) DeStefano, Dan (Jean) Walker, Dave (Star) Walker, Andrea Walker, Kimberly (Jed) Smith, and Amy (Tanner) Smith. Nine great grandchildren, Danielle and Chazz DeStefano, Kayli and Hallie Walker, David, Jarin, and Maylee Walker, Katriana Smith, and Maria Sky Smith. She is also survived by her sisters, Ellen (Don) Bond and Barbara (George) Denboer, and one brother, Don Wood. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Emil Anderson, son-in-law, Dave Walker, and great granddaughter, Jordan DeStefano.
She will be missed by her family and a host of friends…
Green Valley Mortuary
Emil Anderson (1923 - 2012)
Green Valley Cemetery
El Dorado County
Created by: Michael Hague
Record added: Apr 09, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 127703024