Skeg (Andy) Harlow Anderson passed away in his sleep the night of Sept. 7, 2013. He was 49.
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A celebration of life, with food, will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Sterling Senior Center.
Skeg as born in Scobey, Mont., to William and Sharon (Battleson) Anderson on May 20, 1964. 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, Mont., was always home. After high school, Skeg joined the Army where he, along wit 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 he 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 has 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 Vera; Grandpa Oscar Anderson; his uncle Lorn Anderson; Great-uncle Ellsworth Brown and niece Ashley Anderson.
He is survived by his wife, Beth; mother, Sharon (Clarence) Hames of Glasgow, Mont.; his father, William Anderson of Peerless, Mont.; brothers, William (Peggy) Anderson of Dagmar, Duane (Jeanne) Anderson of Peerless, Mont., Tom Anderson of Forsyth, Mont.; sister, Raelyn Raszler of Glasgow; step-sons Zack Rowell (Ashley) 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 The Peninsula Clarion on Sept. 17, 2013