Vernon Irvin Anderson "Sonny" Vernon Irvin "Sonny" Anderson 89, of Arlington, WA passed away October 31, 2013. He was born December 24, 1923 in Arlington with his twin sister, Violet Irene "Sis". Sonny enjoyed playing music for most of his life. He was known mainly for his accordion playing. In his youth, he played at many dances with bands and continued through his life playing his music at Senior Centers and retirement homes to the enjoyment of all who heard him. Sonny leaves three sons and their families, Dan (Martha) Anderson of Arizona, Steve (Sheila) Anderson of Marysville, WA and Mike (Nancy) Anderson of Minnesota; four grandchildren, Shawn, Shannon, Nathan, and Mary; five great grandchildren, Gabby, Maddy, Kristine, Karina and Quinn; and one great grandson due in December. A Celebration of Life open house reception will be held Monday, November 4, 2013, 2-4 p.m. at Weller Funeral Home, 327 N. MacLeod Ave., Arlington, WA 98223. Memorials may be made to Providence Hospice of Snohomish County, (http://washington.providence.org/donate/) 2731 Wetmore Ave., Everett, WA 98201.
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Published in The Herald (Everett) on Nov. 3, 2013