|Birth: ||Mar. 8, 1918|
South Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 19, 2013|
Evelyn Anderson, 95, of Essex, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2013, at the Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah, at the age of 95 years, 3 months and 12 days. She had been a resident of Elm Heights for about 5 years.
Evelyn was born on a cattle ranch in Red Elm, S.D., on March 8, 1918, to Howard and Mabel (Reynolds) Ross. She grew up on that South Dakota prairie cattle ranch, rode a horse to a one-room school and was involved in music and sports. She graduated from high school at Dupree, S.D.. In 1943, Evelyn received her B.S. from Iowa State (College) University in Dietetics and was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, a national women's sorority.
At Iowa State, she met Howard E. Anderson and they were married on Feb. 20, 1946 at Sioux Falls, S.D.. After an initial move to Creston, she and Howard settled on a crop and livestock farm in Page County where they farmed, worked and raised their family. Evelyn spent most of her 40 year career as a Registered Dietician (RD) at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital. She also consulted at nursing homes in Red Oak, Creston, Corning, and Villisca.
In retirement, Evelyn enjoyed her circle of friends, her community service groups, drives in the countryside, travel and was an avid fan of sports, especially basketball. She also enjoyed bridge, reading about prairie history and spending summers at the family lake cabin in Minnesota. She loved the lake, trees, birds and spending time there with extended family and friends. Evelyn volunteered her time to many organizations like the Study and Service Club, 4-H and was a member of the Fremont Lutheran Church in Nyman, Iowa. She was a beloved friend to many, including to her white dog she was always seen with. Evelyn's caring attitude touched the many lives of her circle of friends and family.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, husband Howard, on Oct. 29, 2005, a son, Steven, and her daughter, Jane.
Evelyn is survived by two sons: Jim Anderson of Essex, and Mark Anderson of Alexandria, Virginia.
A memorial service and celebration of Evelyn's life will be held on Monday, June 24 at 11 A.M. at the Fremont Lutheran Church at Nyman.
Private family burial will take place in Evergreen Cemetery, Red Oak.
Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
Because this remembrance was so beautifully written by Evelyn's family, as published in the Shenandoah News, I have re-published it here knowing that this is what Evelyn would have desired.
Howard William Ross (1892 - 1948)
Mabel Sylvia Reynolds Ross (1897 - 1986)
Howard Elbridge Anderson (1921 - 2005)
Plot: SAE 690 2 Vault
Created by: Randall Reynolds
Record added: Aug 27, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116136395
Added: Oct. 2, 2014
Blessings and love from family|
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Avery Park near Uncle Everette's at Corvallis-"an empty park bench signifies those who have passed on...."|
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