Judy Anderson was born to Jim and Myrtle Davidsen Potter in March 1923 in Trimont, Martin County, Minn., and died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at a local care center in San Luis Obispo. Judy received her early education in a one-room country school, which her great-grandfather had helped establish. She graduated from Tri-Mont High School. During these years she was very active in 4-H and participated in many county, state and national events. During World War II, while attending the University of Minnesota, she took time off from her education to become a County 4-H Club leader in Wright County, Minn., as there was a shortage of help. Later, she continued her education and the year prior to her marriage, she was a Commercial Home Economist for a Minneapolis Distributing Company. In 1948, Judy married Dr. Russell K. Anderson of LeRoy, Minn., whom she had met a the University of Minnesota. They started out their marriage working at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. She did food research in the Food Technology Department at Iowa State for four years, then resigned to raise her children. In 1955, the family moved to San Luis Obispo, where Russell had accepted a teaching position at Cal Poly. After the children were grown, she became interested in tax preparation and accounting and took a number of courses at Cuesta College and Cal Poly. In 1972, she began to work in the field and taught tax courses for the San Luis Adult School, and in 1979, started her own tax preparation business. In 1992, she sold her business in order to spend more time with Russell, who had retired. She enjoyed sports, cooking and entertaining, playing bridge, reading, traveling and her church work. Judy was a charter member of Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church, where she had served as Sunday School and Vacation Bible School superintendent, taught the Bethel Series, served on the Altar Guild and was in women's groups, church council and many committees. She was also a member of the Cal Poly Women's Club, having served on the board and committees, the scholarship committee for the American Legion, P.E.O. and was a lifetime member of Clovia 4-H sorority. Judy is survived by her husband of 65 years, Russ; children Linda, of Chico, Calif. and David of Sacramento, Calif.; and brother, Jack (Mim) of Trimont. She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Mr. Carmel Lutheran Church, 1701 Fredericks St. in San Luis Obispo. Memorials can be sent to Mt. Carmel Church. Reis Family Mortuary 544-7400 San Luis Obispo
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Published in San Luis Obispo Tribune on Feb. 5, 2014
Reis Family Mortuary and Crematory
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