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Gaile Edward John (Andy) Anderson

Andy was born April 24,1935 at home in Norfolk, Nebraska to John Edward and Marian Esther Anderson. With his beloved wife of 61 years and family at his bedside, he peacefully passed away and ascended to heaven on October 18, 2017 from the Franciscan Hospice House in Tacoma, WA.
He is survived by his devoted wife Fern, four daughters Pat Anderson Junker, Cynthia Anderson Meyers (Ed Meyers), Peggy Anderson Tyrrell (Terry Tyrrell) and Tammy Anderson; grandchildren Joshua Sibley, Christie Tyrrell Hungerford (JC Hungerford), Gesse Meyers, Andrew Tyrrell (Stacy Weaver-Tyrrell), Brittni Meyers, Jennelle Junker, Shawna Meyers, Tyler McMahon; great-grandchildren Marcus Pavlisick, Jackson Sibley, Colton Sibley, Khloe Meyers-Kent, Brayden Hungerford, Hudson Hungerford; and numerous extended family members and friends.
Andy met the love of his life, Fern on a blind date while on military leave, and spent the next three years corresponding with her during their engagement while stationed in Europe. Upon separating from the service, Andy and Fern were married on November 24, 1955 in a small ceremony in St. Helens, Oregon and later welcomed 4 daughters to their family. Later moving their family to Washington state in 1966. After their children were grown and had then left home, Andy and Fern retired and settled in Sumner, WA. During retirement, they traveled the countryside doing what they loved: camp hosting, hiking, traveling to new places, meeting new people and sharing experiences. Andy loved the outdoors, fishing, helping others in need, working in the food banks and taking care of his family. Andy's generous spirit and compassionate heart will be missed by all who knew him. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Andy will be leaving a huge hole in our lives, but will forever be in our hearts through our numerous cherished memories. We Love You!!!

Andy will be laid to rest with military honors at 10AM on November 10, 2017. A reception will be hosted following the service at VFW Post 1949 Enumclaw, Washington. The military was a key factor for bringing Andy and Fern together and they will be joined again someday at Tahoma National Cemetery with heavenly interment.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Franciscan Foundation Attention: Hospice House, 2901 University Place, WA., in memory of Gaile Edward John (Andy) Anderson

Tahoma National Cemetery November 10, 2017 @ 10AM
18600 SE 240th St, Kent, WA 98042

VFW Post 1949
44426 244th Ave SE, Enumclaw, WA 98022

Arrangements by Edwards Memorial, Funerals Homes, Chapels and Crematories.
253-566-1008


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10

Nov

10:00 AM
Tahoma National Cemetery

18600 SE 240th St
Kent, WA 98042

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