Shirley Ann Anderson (1934 - 2018)

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A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 10th, at Musgrove Family Mortuary for Shirley Ann Anderson who passed on October 25th, 2018. She was 83 years old.

Shirley was born December 3rd 1934 in Las Vegas, Nevada to James and Stella Nay. She married John W Anderson December 22nd, 1956 in Las Vegas. She was one of 7 children with three brothers and three sisters.

She graduated from Nampa High School in 1952. Shirley earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in 1956 and started her teaching career which lasted 35+ years teaching 1st and 2nd grade at elementary schools in Eugene, Junction City, McCall, Idaho and Las Vegas before retiring from Myrtle Tate in Las Vegas.

She was very proud to be the first of her siblings to earn a college degree, especially being next to the youngest (her sister Gloria was the last born sibling) of her brothers and sisters. She loved teaching and received many letters of praise and admiration from both students and colleges regarding her dedication to the profession and her students during her career.

She is survived by her sister Gloria Smart in Mesquite, two sons, Jon / San Jose, CA and Bryan / Eugene, OR and her daughter Kimberly Philpott / Eugene OR, Five Grandchildren and one Great Grandchild.

Internment will be at St Thomas Memorial Cemetery beside her loving husband, her mom & dad and several family members whom have been laid to rest prior to her passing. Arrangements entrusted to Musgrove Family Mortuary. Please access the obituary and you are invited to sign the guestbook at

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Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Nov. 4, 2018