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Carol Dawn Hennen Anderson

  • Birth 13 Oct 1938 Cold Spring, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA
  • Death 19 Apr 2007 Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington, USA
  • Burial Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington, USA
  • Memorial ID 26792955

Carol Anderson, a 20 year resident of Wenatchee, WA, died peacefully in her home on April 19, 2007, surrounded by her family, following a courageous three year battle with ovarian cancer.

She was born in 1938, in Cold Spring, MN to Peter and Louise (Jacoby) Hennen and was raised with her three sisters, Arliss, Eloise and Lolly. She graduated from St. Boniface High School in 1956. Upon graduation she moved to Minneapolis, MN where she was employed by XCEL Energy.

Carol began her 45 year adventure with her husband, Mark Anderson in August, 1962, when they were married in Cold Spring, MN. After her early life in Minnesota, Carol moved with Mark to Sacramento, CA where they had their first child, Peter in 1963. In 1964, she and her young family moved to Ely, NV, where she had two daughters, Kristen in 1965, and Amy in 1970.

In 1978, she followed her miner husband to Pittsburgh, PA, followed in 1980, to Tonopah, NV. In 1984, they moved to Denver, CO, then in 1985, to Craig, CO and finally in 1986, to Wenatchee, WA. Carol's life was marked by her love for her family and friends. After her children were raised, she began her second career of service to others, primarily to profoundly challenged children and adults.

Her new family included Abe, Tommy, Matthew, Lisa, Bobby, Elsie, and many others who benefited from her unselfish and nurturing love. Her life of service began in Ely, NV where she was instrumental in starting a co-op preschool. She also volunteered at the local hospital and county senior center. In 1985, she became a volunteer for the Moffat County Hospice where she provided respite care.

Upon moving to Wenatchee, she resumed her volunteer service at the Wenatchee Public Schools and Head Start Program. In 1992, she became employed by the Okanogan Senior Citizens as a chore worker where she worked until her retirement in 2001. She was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she served as president of the St. Lazarus Guild and was a long term member of her Bible Study group. In addition she was active in Cursillo and completed several years with Bible Study Fellowship. When her condition made her unable to actively do the things she loved, she dedicated herself to the Ministry of Praise and Mercy by praying for other people in need. Her career of volunteerism culminated in her participation in an investigational study for the treatment of refractory ovarian cancer at the University of Washington Hospital in late 2006. In her words "her assignment as a guinea pig."

Carol's life was highlighted by a love of reading, camping, gardening, cooking, and socializing with friends and relatives. Her fondest memories included the times spent in the mountains and valleys of Nevada, Colorado and Washington. She was a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow and received the Outstanding Service Award from the Wenatchee Sunrise Rotary Club. She is survived by her husband, Mark of Wenatchee; son, Peter (Stacey) of Reno, NV; daughters, Kristen (Jim) Mullen of Salt Lake City, UT and Amy of Scottsdale, AZ. Also surviving are her sisters, Arliss Dooley of Eden Prairie, MN and Eloise Johnson of Fairmont, MN.

Carol treasured her four grandchildren, Carolyn, Maureen, Jacob and Riley. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Lolly. The family wishes to thank the hundreds of prayer warriors, (her magic carpet); The Central Washington Hospital Home Care & Hospice nurses and aides; doctors, David Notter, MD and John Gill, MD; along with the nurses and staff of the Wenatchee Valley Medical Center Oncology and Infusion Clinic.

We will Celebrate her Life in music and prayer at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 25, 2007. A Rosary will be said in the Chapel at 10:30 a.m., with visitation from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. Inurnment will be in the Wenatchee City Cemetery on Friday April 27, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers Carol wished that memorials be made to Heifer International, www.heifer.com; Caring Bridge www.caringbridge.com or the Good Grief Center, Wenatchee, WA.

Carol Dawn Anderson, 68, of Wenatchee, died Thursday, April 19, 2007.

She had lived in Wenatchee since 1986 and was a homemaker. She also worked for XCEL Energy in Minneapolis, Minn., and for Okanogan Senior Citizens, retiring in 2001.

Survivors include her husband, Mark Anderson of Wenatchee; her children, Peter Anderson and Kristen Mullen, both of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Amy Anderson of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and her sisters, Arliss Dooley of Eden Prairie, Minn., and Eloise Johnson of Fairmont, Minn.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wenatchee. Rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with viewing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The service will conclude at the church. A graveside inurnment service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Wenatchee City Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Telford's Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee.


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  • Created by: Teresa
  • Added: 13 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26792955
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Carol Dawn Hennen Anderson (13 Oct 1938–19 Apr 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26792955, citing Wenatchee City Cemetery, Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Teresa (contributor 46969893) .