|Birth: ||Dec. 1, 1926|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 20, 2009|
Dr. Alden Scott Anderson Jr., of Staunton, Va., was born December 1, 1926, in Badin, N.C., to Isabella Caroline Sterrett Anderson and the Reverend Alden Scott Anderson. Passed away November 20, 2009 at Shenandoah Hospice House, Fishersville, VA. He married his sweetheart, Sara Frances Brown, twice, and has sorely missed her since her death in August 2000. He was preceded in death by his parents; his older brother, Alden Scott Anderson; and his sisters, Isabel Sterrett McSwain and Annie Laurie Vanstone.
He is survived by his son, A. Scott Anderson III and his wife, Dawn Forbes, of Roanoke, his son, R. Mark Anderson and his wife, Valerie Pandak-Anderson, and their children, Kristin and Bradley, of Richmond. Mark's daughter, Erin, of Harrisonburg; his daughter, Sara Lewis Vines, of Staunton, and her son, Nick; his greatgrandson, Tristin; his brotherin-law, Thomas C. "Mac" McSwain and his wife, Theresa, of Staunton; his brother-in-law, Richard Brown and his wife, Dianne, of Richmond; along with numerous other family members and friends.
After enrolling in Washington and Lee University at 15 years of age, Alden joined the Navy and served during World War II aboard the USS Huntington CL-107, a light cruiser. He was graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1950 with other World War II veterans of his Class of 1946. He continued his education at the Medical College of Virginia's School of Dentistry and was graduated in 1954. He practiced dentistry in Staunton until 1993, spending a day a week serving the students at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind for 19 years.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon, Elder and a member of the Session. He served in the Isaac Walton League as a national director, the Civic Club and has volunteered with the Gypsy Express Miniature Train in Gypsy Hill Park for many years. He enjoyed fellowship with other relatives of Meriwether Lewis, his mother having inherited Meriwether Lewis' personal journal from the Lewis and Clarke Expedition. At his death, Alden was one of the two closest relatives of Meriwether Lewis.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, November 22, 2009, in the sanctuary at The First Presbyterian Church in Staunton. Graveside committal services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, November 23, 2009, at Mount Carmel Presbyterian Church in Steeles Tavern. A resurrection memorial service will follow at 1:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Staunton with the Rev. Dr. Richard Dietrich officiating. A reception in the Fellowship Hall for family and friends will follow this service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Haitian Children's School Fund through the First Presbyterian Church, 100 East Frederick St., Staunton, The Locust Hill Graveyard Foundation, Box 1524, Shepherdstown, W.Va., 25443 or an organization of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory of Staunton.
Published in the Roanoke Times on 11/21/2009
Alden Scott Anderson (1888 - 1939)
Isabella Caroline Sterrett Anderson (1890 - 1981)
Sara Frances Brown Anderson (1931 - 2000)*
Alden Scott Anderson (1917 - 1917)*
Annie Laurie Anderson VanStone (1920 - 2004)*
Alden Scott Anderson (1926 - 2009)
Mount Carmel Presbyterian Cemetery
Created by: Randy Shepherd
Record added: Nov 20, 2009
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