• Mills & Mills Funeral Home and Memorial Park
    Tumwater, WA
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Laurena H. "Rena" Anderson 1943 - 2012
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Saturday, February 04, 2012
Andersons, we are so sorry to hear of Rena's passing. We loved her. Our heartfelt thot's are with you. Carol King, Cindy Franklin, Cheryl and Brian Garretson..
Saturday, February 04, 2012
Grandma,
Every time I think of you I always go back to the memory of Crystal and I strutting around in your wedding dress, and ALWAYS wishing we could play with your nice barbies. I love you and will miss you incredibly but Im thankful to know that you are at peace now and able to be with Grandma Edna and Crystal. For as long as I remember you've been there, and no matter what was going on, you faced it with a smile. Smiling for you now Grandma.
McKenzie
Saturday, February 04, 2012

Rena's Song
(I Was There)

I was there in your infancy
When you were oh so small
I watched you grow all through the years
You'd run and sometimes fall
I was there through your growing pains
The good times and the bad
I was there through your happy days
And I was there in the sad

I stood by you when you said, “I do”
When you first wedded your spouse
I was there on the day you gave birth
A family entered your house
And I watched o'er you as you grew old
Your young with families their own
And I was with you the day you grew sick
I was calling you home

And I'm still there, Rena, by your side
Holding your hand in Mine
I'm here with you through eternity
My arms held open now wide
Forever more I will be with you
As I was from the start
I never left, held you always close
As you are in every heart

Yes, you live in all their hearts

(You will be missed, but not forgotten)
Saturday, February 04, 2012
Ken, Debbie, Cindy and Cherie . . . I am so sorry to hear about "Auntie" Rena. My mom called me to tell me the sad news. You are in my prayers. I am so many fond memories with her and your family - losing my first tooth staying the night at your house in Evergreen Shores, riding the horses bareback. Falling off the horses (ok that was just me). Our families camping together. Lots of love!!!
Friday, February 03, 2012
Ken, Pearl, Debbie, Cherie and Cindy, and families,
Our thoughts are with you through these sad times. We will all miss Rena. She enjoyed life to the fullest, and was always smiling and joyful. Our reunions will be noticably short of that "Rena" smile. I had hoped to be with you all on Saturday, but a bug ( flu ) changed that for me. Wes and Carol, Angie, Kimberly and Nicole Secord & families
Friday, February 03, 2012
Ken and family.Our love and Aloha go out to you at this time. We will all miss "Little Rena" our affectionate name for her, she was a tresure and will be cherished in our hearts for ever.
Much Love
Garth and Audrey
Friday, February 03, 2012
The families of Ed & Diana Armstrong and Dick & Peggy Spargur would like to send condolences and deepest sympathy to the Anderson family. We are all very saddened by Rena's passing, she was such wonderful person. We will always charish the fun times, her wonderful smile, outgoing/fun personality, and positive out look. Rena was the compase and beacon of the Anderson family and will be sadly missed by all.
Friday, February 03, 2012
Ken & Girls

We were so sorry to hear of Rena's passing Her wonderful smile and fun loving attitude will always hold a special place in our hearts. We so wish that we could be there in person to give you a hug, she will be missed by all.

Much love Denise & Ron McLoughlin
Thursday, February 02, 2012
Ken, Debbie, Pearl & Family. I can only think of all the great times that we have shared over the years and how much all of us will miss Rena, Our hearts go out to you & your family
Respectfully, Colin & Jo-Anne
Thursday, February 02, 2012
Ken, we're so sorry to hear of Rena's passing. Debbie, Cindy and Cherie, we want you to know we're thinking of you all at this time of sorrow. I'm looking forward to seeing you at the service on Saturday to share our sympathies from the Garth Hamilton family.
Thursday, February 02, 2012
Kenny and girls - we are all sadden to hear about Rena. Please know that our thoughts, prayers and sympathy is with you all.

take care cuz, Jerri (Anderson) Geer, and Jack Geer
Thursday, February 02, 2012
Ken, Debbie, Cindy, Cherie, Pearl & families - My heart and thoughts are with you and your families. Rena's smile, laugh and positive thinking will be sadly missed. She was a joy to be with and an inspiration to us all. We had many "Hamilton" gatherings at Grandmas - visiting, singing and laughing with lots of music. I fondly remember the "road trips" her and Auntie Edna would make to Victoria to visit Mom and Dad. We always had fun and lots of laughs whenever we got together throughout the years. Her bubbly personality and love will be sadly missed, but she will be forever in our hearts. Marilyn Sjostrom and family, Victoria BC
Thursday, February 02, 2012
I have many loving memories of Rena. Borden and I used to go down to visit Edna and Chuck at least once a year and spend a week or two. During that time we always spent a day at Rena and Kens. She would invite the whole family in for dinner and we'd have a great visit. She also could find the best Garage Sales and would pick Edna and I up and spend the day looking around. I loved her dearly and will miss her very much. My travelling days are over or I would be going down with Marilyn and Wayne. My thoughts are with Ken, Debbie, Cindy, Cherie and Pearl and their families. Love Ruth Hamilton, Victoria BC
Thursday, February 02, 2012
Ken & Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Rena Smiling and Keeping score at sooo many Softball games. So many fun time with her camping at long Beach and Brush Pairier. Oh how she loved life and her family and friends my prayers go out to you and your family. She was one of a kind. Love Nancy
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
So sorry for your loss. I remember Rena always laughing and enjoying every thing at the family reunions.
my prayers are with you. Carol Boob (Frazier)
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Dearest Kenny & family;
We are so deeply sorrowed by your early loss of Rena, we had loved the years of enjoyment that we shared together when you still lived here in the Puget Sound Area and missed you badly when you moved to Electric City. We had so much fun at the various family reunions & picnics and the many small family get together's at Mom & Dad's house with the huge dinners.
I remember the enjoyment of helping Rena with her studies to become an American Citizen, while you lived at my parent's home in Bremerton, WA for short period of time. We'll miss Rena greatly.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
My Sincerest Condolances, to the Anderson Family and to Pearls's(Madden's Family) Heaven has received an Angel! Rena was such a joy to be with, enjoyed her family stories & adventures, and I really enjoyed Rena's last visit here in Victoria at the infamous beer tasting!
Thoughts and prayers to you all.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Ken and family, I was so sorry to hear of Rena's passing. An awesome lady, she enjoyed life, enjoyed her family, always smiling, always laughing. That's how I'll remember her. My thoughts are with you all.
Patti Blower, Victoria BC
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Ken, Debbie, Cindy, Cherie, Pearl...we are thinking of you. Take care.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Pearl & family - so sorry to hear of Rena's passing. Our thoughts are with you.
Carol Madden - Port Colborne, ON
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Ken, Pearl, Debbie, Cindy, Cherie, Nan and your families:

Rena: God has called home the best! The trumpets have announced Rena's arrival in heaven and the Angels are still rejoycing. A SUPER Angel has arrived.
Imagine how many people are praying to have Rena as their Guardian Angel here on earth.
Ken, you were Rena's pillar of strenghth. Her one true love. She was so proud of you.
Girls,you were your Mom's pride and joy, her reason for living. Her love for you was beyond imagination.
Pearl, I remember all the stories you started telling me back 51 years ago about your little sister. Sisterly love -You had it! Those road trips!
Nan, we are all lucky to have a special friend - you had one of the best! Her stories about your adventures together provided many occasions with laughter. She loved you like a sister.

Our prayers are for each and everyone of you in these days of sorrow. Take strenghth in Rena's love for each of you.
Love and many prayers... Marlene and Bob xo
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Ken & Family
So very sorry to hear about Aunty Rena. She was such a joy to see whenever we met up. Our thoughts are with you all.
Love Cathy & Jim
Victoria BC
Monday, January 30, 2012
Ken & family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of your loss. We always enjoyed visiting with Rena at our family reunions and we will miss her immensely. With our deepest sympathy, Stan & Linda Larson & families
Semans, Sk
Canada
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