Skeg (Andy) Anderson

Skeg (Andy) Harlow Anderson passed away in his sleep the night of September 7, 2013. He was 49. A celebration of life, with food, will be held Saturday September 21st, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Sterling Senior Center.

Skeg was born in Scobey, Montana to William and Sharon (Battleson) Anderson on May 20, 1964. He was one of four sons. They spent many years of their life traveling and living in different places across the country, but the Battleson Ranch in Peerless, Montana was always home. After high school, Skeg joined the Army where he, along with two other soldiers, were awarded the Army Achievement Medal for saving their sergeant's life. After being discharged from the Army he moved to Alaska and has made that his home since. It was there he met the love of his life, Beth Rowell and they began their life together. He worked on the North Slope and on fishing boats and most recently had been caring for Beth after her intense battle with cancer. Skeg loved all animals, fishing, hunting, boating, water sports, and all of nature. He also loved a good joke and prank. He loved kids, especially his many nieces and nephews. He was especially close with his nephew and godson, Ethan. He had a heart of gold and would help anyone who needed it. He was preceded in death by his sister, Darla Kay; Grandma Amy; Grandpa Earl Battleson; Grandma Versa; Grandpa Oscar Anderson; his Uncle Lorn Anderson; Great Uncle Ellsworth Brown and niece, Ahsley Anderson.

He is survived by his wife, Beth; mother, Sharon (Clarence) Hames of Glasgow, MT; his father, William Anderson of Peerless, MT; brothers, William (Peggy) Anderson of Dagmar, Duane (Jeanne) Anderson of Peerless, MT, Tom Anderson of Forsyth, MT; sister, Raelyn Raszler of Glasgow; step-sons, Zack Rowell (Ashley) and Josh Rowell of Alaska; best friend, Pat Avery (Bessy) of Alaska and many special nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.

Published in Alaska Dispatch News from Sept. 20 to Sept. 21, 2013