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Joseph R. "Joe" Anderson, Sr
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Birth: Jul. 17, 1915
Shoshone County
Idaho, USA
Death: Jul. 9, 2004
Washington, USA

Graveside service for Joe Anderson, Sr, 88, of Colville, was July 13 at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport. Mr Anderson, a former longtime resident of Davenport, died Friday, July 9. He was born July 17, 1915, in Mullan, Idaho, the son of Clause William and Hanna Christeen Anderson. He was the youngest of a family that included a daughter, who died at an early age, and four sons. At age 4, after his father's death, his mother moved to Spokane, where she found work and helped put three of her boys through college. At 13, through friends, he got work out on Bald Ridge for the Dietrichs. It was there he discovered his love for the country, farming and animals. One of his duties as a teenage was helping a sheepherder move a herd from its wintering area up Hawk Creek Ranch Road, back across the river at Fort Spokane, to the home ranch near Little Falls on the Indian side of the river. This was done with a buckboard and team and took most of a week. He also talked of chasing wild Indian ponies many a time on Cayuse Mountain. As a young man, he drove a candy and tobacco truck, on routes that included one down the Spokane River and up the Columbia, before the river was raised. He met his future wife, Helen Zeimantz, at a dance at the old No 1 schoolhouse. They married April 10, 1938, and lived with his parents until 1942, when the couple bought a 40-acre farm with no power and very little water. They raised five children there and he worked the farm and for Kaiser Aluminum. There were neighborhood get-togethers, camping, fishing and hunting trips, and in keeping with his desire to someday have a cattle ranch, occasional journeys to potential sites in remote locations. His children recall these trips as ‘exciting' and remember one that consisted of crossing a large stream on nothing but a couple of large logs. ‘Mother had plenty to say about that bridge, so, needless to say, we re-crossed it and never went back,' one related. In 1959, he quit Kaiser Aluminum and moved the family to the wheat ranch at Davenport, where they lived until 1980. When he retired, he enjoyed dancing, traveling, going south for the winter, sitting around the campfire singing songs, and passing the cornfield around. After his wife's death in 1984, he continued to go south for the winter, and met Margaret, his second wife. He belonged to the Mondovi Grange. Besides Margaret, surviving are: four sons, Joe Anderson, Jr, of Davenport, Frank Anderson of Boise, and Lyle and Luke Anderson, both of Spokane; a daughter, Christine Huffman of Reardan; a brother, Herman Anderson of Boulder, CO; 15 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements." (Dav. Times: 7-22-2004)
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  Helen M. Zeimantz Anderson (1918 - 1984)

Mountain View Cemetery
Lincoln County
Washington, USA
Created by: Valerie Timm Adams
Record added: Sep 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76111522
Joseph R. Joe Anderson, Sr
Added by: Valerie Timm Adams
Joseph R. Joe Anderson, Sr
Added by: Valerie Timm Adams
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 Added: Oct. 30, 2011

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