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Violet Judith Eklund Anderson
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Birth: Aug. 26, 1920
Traill County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Nov. 8, 2007
Yellowstone County
Montana, USA

Violet Judith Anderson, age 87, a homemaker and rancher's wife, passed away on Nov. 8, 2007, at a Billings hospital, after complications of a stroke.

Violet was born on Aug. 26, 1920, in Reynolds, N.D., to Art and Olga Eklund.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Wes and Marlene Anderson of Seattle; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Cliff Rustad of Malta; and daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Jim Knudsen of Malta; sister, Ovidia Haynes of Saco; brother, Mel Eklund of Lake Forest Park, Wash.; six grandchildren, June Durbian (Frank), Laurie Rustad, Malia Johnson (Jeff), Bill Anderson (Penny), Casey Knudsen, and Bobbi Knudsen; great-grandchildren, Mindy Shores, Bryan Shores, Alex Johnson, William Johnson and Emma Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Art and Olga Eklund; husband, Robert Anderson, of 53 years; brothers, Wesley, Bud and Gunnar Eklund.

She was raised and educated north of Saco. She married Robert Anderson on Aug. 6, 1938, in Malta. She later returned to complete her high school education, graduating from Whitewater High School in 1949. She not only raised her three children, but helped raise Alex Murdock's children following the death of his wife. Vi and Bob owned and operated various ranches and farms in Phillips County, with her current farm located north of the old Bowdoin town site. She played an intricate part in their farm and ranch business. She was a woman of quiet strength and enormous faith. She was a devoted Christian and friend to many. Her subtle sense of humor was enjoyed by all the friends who knew her. Being of Norwegian and Swedish heritage, she was kind and generous with her blessings, always thinking of the needs of others over her own.

Interment will be in the Malta Cemetery.
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  Robert W. "Bob" Anderson (1919 - 1991)*
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Malta City Cemetery
Phillips County
Montana, USA
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Record added: Nov 13, 2007
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Violet Judith <i>Eklund</i> Anderson
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Violet Judith <i>Eklund</i> Anderson
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Rest in peace.
- BrixtonWy
 Added: Nov. 13, 2007

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