|Birth: ||Jun. 25, 1921|
|Death: ||Dec. 6, 2001|
1st photo: Raymond Anderson with Monte Montana, a cowboy celebrity in the 1940s, 50s 60s. 1971, top of Empire State Bldg, NYC. Photograph sent to me by Raymond Anderson. Nancy Poquette
2nd photo and caption: West Hills Hunt Club, Jose Ferrar, Rosemary Clooney, sitting [with blue ink check marks]. Raymond sent this photograph to me after the year 2000, if I recall correctly. Nancy Poquette
3rd photo: Marie Jenks, Raymond Anderson and his grandma, Nettie [Mitchell] Poquette. From my photo album inherited from my grandfather, Ray Poquette, Sr. Photo taken in front of Grandpa's house. Nancy Poquette.
Raymond Anderson with 3 of his cousins, 1933 Chicago Wolrd's Fair. Bobby Poquette, Ray Poquette, Jr. [Buck], Ray Anderson, Leora Jane. From my photo album inherited from my grandfather, Ray Poquette, Sr. Nancy Poquette.
From: Workman and Steckly Funeral Chapel:
"Raymond Martin Anderson, 80, a resident of Sweet Home, Oregon, died on December 6, 2001, at his home. He was born on June 25, 1921, the son of Hans Edwin and Celina Poquette Anderson in Beloit, WI. His mother died after giving birth to him and Grace Anderson raised him with his father. He grew up in Wisconsin, and moved to Olympia, WA, where he went to high school. He moved to California where he joined the army during WWII. He was skilled as a machinist."
"Ray loved horses and rodeo and found ways to earn a living working with or working for Rodeo Stock Contractors. He worked for Christianson Brothers in the 1960's and was Monte Montana's hired help for several years. He worked for Cotton Rosser in the early 1970's. Befriended by Mike Beers and Dee Picket, he was behind the scenes with them in 1985 when they won the 'World' in the Team Roping. He worked with many famous individuals with their horses including Slim Pickens, Dan Dailey, and others. He was the Pendleton Roundup horse boss, and was the first to take a horse to the top of the Empire State Building in New York. He lived to read his Bible, could whistle beautifully. He enjoyed movies, books and being on the road. Ray retired four years ago and moved to Sweet Home at that time."
"He is survived by his daughters, Idamarie Settlemyer of Powell Butte, Oregon, and Tina Becker of Fall Creek, OR, and son Karl Anderson, of St. Maries, Idaho, along with 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren and two on the way. He was preceded in death by his dog, Goldie."
"Graveside services will begin at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 11th in the Brownsville Pioneer Cemetery with Pastor Jim Swank officiating. Viewing will be from 2:00 until 5pm Monday, and from 6:00 until 11:30 am Tuesday in the funeral chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Safe Haven Humane Society..."
"Addition: He married Marie Jenks in Dec. 1948 in Nevada. They later divorced and she died on Jan. 15, 2000.
His marker reads "Patriot, Cowboy, Daddy, Grandpa."
Hans Anderson (1897 - 1986)
Celena Jane Poquette Anderson (1903 - 1921)
Brownsville Pioneer Cemetery
Created by: Nancy Poquette
Record added: Aug 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74291628