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 Victor Edward Anderson

Victor Edward Anderson

Birth
Skamokawa, Wahkiakum County, Washington, USA
Death 11 Nov 1996 (aged 70)
Skamokawa, Wahkiakum County, Washington, USA
Burial Skamokawa, Wahkiakum County, Washington, USA
Plot Row 1 G 15
Memorial ID 5052676 · View Source
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victor was born at home, sleepy hollow, the midwife was Naomi Starkey. he had three siblings Arivd Ivar, Herbert Bertell (Bert), William Olaf (Billy). His parents were Birger Ivar Anderson and Clara May Bjornsgaard. He began work at the age of 9 delivering milk bottles to the town from the Skamokawa Creamery. He began driving milk truck at the age of 14 to pick-up the milk cans and take them to the creamery, until he was asked for his license. then began driving log truck at the age of 16 until he was asked his age. He worked all of his life in the woods, doing every job available including machnic of all the engines,. he served two years in the Army, going to the Phillipines where he was wounded and earned a Purple Heart, Silver and Marksmanship medal. when he returned from the WWII he married Audrey Jeanne Moonen in her parents home in Skamokawa.
He was noted to be community minded, he helped build the Methodist church located near Vista Park when the old one burned. he helped the community save their freezer foods after the Columbus Day Storm in 1961 by driving to everyones home to run their freezers on generator for one hour until the electricity was restored. His roots were deep in skamokawa, being 5th generation to live there. his gg grandfather Ole Varnson came in 1882, his ggrandgather Christen Barnhard Bjornsgaard came in 1879, his Grandfather Barnhard Christen Bjornsgaard was born there in 1880 and his mother was born in Astoria, Clatsop, OR in 1901 but lived her entire life in skamokawa. he was 5'11" when he enlisted, his eyes were light green, his hair a medium brown. He was a people person, never really meeting anyone he did not like. He was always talking to everyone, greeting them and making them welcom
His home was usually filled with his children, relatives and Neighbors. Holidays were always celebrated and filled with food and laughter. Victor had four children, all of them living at this time. Victor and Audrey opened their home to many relatives. some times the relative remained for a few months and some a few years. Victors Father stayed the longest from 1961 to 1977. his father was known as Poppa and he lived in a trailer on their property. Victor was always bringing home a new friend, or new pet and adding it to the family. Once his logging friends brought the family two bear cubs, their mother had been killed and everyone was sure he would take them, which he did, raising them on cows milk until ther reached 18 months and where then taken by the Game Dept and given to Washington State University and a Game reserve in Idaho. On his farm he raised cows for milk and beef, pigs, chickens, ducks, horses and goats. in his later life he raise pygmy goats and enjoyed them very much.
His greatest loves where his family, his wife, his four children, 14 grandchildren and at the time of his death 2 great grandchildren. He had the ability to give unconditional love and showed his children the greatest reward was treating everyone the way you would want to be treated. He knew no racism, his greatest friend in life having been half black and half white. I think my best memories of him was his laughter and the twinkle in his eyes. My favorite picture of him is one of him holding his grandson Nick. Nick was born on the 18th of Dec. victor is holding him on christmas Eve of that year and the love just glows from him to his grandson.


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  • Created by: Anderson Cotter
  • Added: 6 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5052676
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Victor Edward Anderson (18 Apr 1926–11 Nov 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5052676, citing Fern Hill Cemetery, Skamokawa, Wahkiakum County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Anderson Cotter (contributor 17844796) .