Janet Boegli Anderson

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Janet Boegli Anderson Janet Anderson, 74, of Olympia, Washington, died at her home on April 17, 2014, of brain cancer. Janet was born to Willis and Gladys (Audrain) Boegli on January 26, 1940 in Corvallis, Oregon. She grew up in Amarillo, Texas. She earned a BA in Education from The University of Texas at Austin, and received a Masters Degree in Anthropology from Michigan State University. Janet dedicated her life to public service. She was one of the first to join the Peace Corps and was among the initial group of volunteers to go to Chile, in 1961. When she returned to the States, she continued to practice volunteer training, working for the Office of Economic Opportunity VISTA, in Washington D.C. Janet married Jeremy Anderson on November 28, 1968. The newlyweds first lived in Worcester, Massachusetts and later settled in Cheney, Washington, where they raised their family. While living in Eastern Washington, Janet worked as a reporter for the Cheney Free Press and also taught at the Pine Lodge Correctional Center. Janet moved to Olympia in 1989 and while working for the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, she oversaw statewide programs for ESL, Even Start, family literacy, and volunteer tutoring. Although she retired in 2000, her lifelong passion for volunteer and service work continued until her death. She gave time to Stephen Ministry at the United Churches of Olympia, the Nisqually Wildlife refuge, Harlequin Productions, Capitol Land Trust, and tutoring for adult literacy groups. She also enjoyed hosting students for the International Trauma Treatment Program. Janet will be remembered for her graciousness, generosity and her ability to make everyone she met feel special. She enjoyed sharing time with friends, being part of local book group, as well as making yearly visits to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Janet's love of travel resulted in her visiting five continents. Janet is survived by her three sons; Jeff and his wife Mary Manna Anderson of Mountain Lakes, NJ, Eric and his wife Cynthia Levine of Raleigh, NC, and Benjamin of Sunland, CA; two grandchildren, Moriah and Jeremy. Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Jeremy and her brother, Glen Boegli. The family suggests that donations can be made in Janet's honor to any one of three charities: The Jeremy Anderson Scholarship Fund, with checks made out to the EWU Foundation, Gift Processing, 102 Hargreaves Hall, Cheney WA 99004. Providence Sound Home Care & Hospice, 3432 South Bay Rd. NE, Olympia WA 98506. The National Brain Tumor Society, www.braintumor.org. The Family wishes to thank Janet's friends, Pat Dickason, Peggy Smith, and Francis Tanaka, caregiver Kristine Fredrickson, Providence Sound Home care and Hospice, and The United Churches of Olympia for their love and support. A memorial service in celebration of Janet's life will be held at 2:00PM on May 17th at The United Churches of Olympia, 110 Eleventh Avenue SE, Olympia, Washington 98501. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.FuneralAlternatives.org Arrangements are with Funeral Alternatives of Washington, Lacey. 360-491-2222.

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Published in The Olympian on May 3, 2014
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