Opal Geneva <I>Stoddard</I> Anderson

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Opal Geneva Stoddard Anderson

  • Birth 15 Sep 1920 Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, USA
  • Death 18 Dec 2000 Woonsocket, Sanborn County, South Dakota, USA
  • Burial Woonsocket, Sanborn County, South Dakota, USA
  • Memorial ID 34451869

Opal Anderson, 78, of Woonsocket, formerly of Portland, Ore., died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at Prairie View Care Center in Woonsocket.

She was cremated and a memorial service will be held later. Basham Funeral Home in Woonsocket announced arrangements.

Opal Geneva Stoddard was born Sept. 15, 1920, to Charles Edward and Mary Adeline (Alden) Stoddard at Sioux Falls, where she grew up.

She married Edward Mawson in about 1939, and this marriage was annulled. In about 1945, she married Howard Adkins, and they were later divorced.

In 1962, she married Albert "John" Anderson at Pierre. His construction work required them to move frequently, and they lived in many areas of the country.

After their divorce, she moved to Boulder, Colo., where she was employed as a cook at Good Samaritan Nursing Home. She later relocated to Portland, where she was a cook in a restaurant for many years before retiring in October 1998. She then moved to Woonsocket.

She was involved in many activities in her Portland apartment building; over the years she served as assistant manager and president of the Civic Club.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; her parents; three sisters, Thelma Lavinder, Ruth Mattson, and Carmen Erb; and a brother, Charles Stoddard.

The Huron Plainsman - 21 December 1999

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  • Created by: Kay Fordham
  • Added: 4 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34451869
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Opal Geneva Stoddard Anderson (15 Sep 1920–18 Dec 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34451869, citing Eventide Cemetery, Woonsocket, Sanborn County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Kay Fordham (contributor 32098361) .