Doris Ingaborg Anderson

Doris Ingaborg Anderson

Doris Ingaborg Anderson was born February 10, 1928 in Swedish Hospital, Seattle, Washington. Doris was the daughter of Swedish immigrants, Anna Carlson and Elmer Anderson, who arrived in this country in 1910 and had come from a Swedish farming tradition. Doris was the elder of two children and she had a younger brother, Fred. Doris and the Anderson family attended Gethsemane Lutheran Church.

She graduated from Lincoln High School and then attended Washington State College in Pullman, where she graduated with a degree in Home economics and a minor in Chemistry. After college she worked at Fort Lawton in Seattle during the time of the Korean War. There she met her husband, Kenneth Rogstad, son of Norwegian immigrants, who was from Los Angeles and in the army at the time. They married and had 4 children.

Doris was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who endured much and never lost hope. Later in life she was fearless in battle against aggressive breast cancer and beat it, overcoming many physical challenges and never succumbing to pressure or losing her resilience. Her final battle with health proved to be overwhelming and unexpected. God's will and grace ended her pain and life on earth June 26, 2012. Doris' strength and endurance and solid faith in Jesus Christ will be a legacy that is truly a memorable gift to all who knew her.

Doris is survived by three sons; Eric, Keith (Jane) and Alan Rogstad (Sarah Lohden), and one daughter, Jan (Barry) Lowe and six grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 6, 2012, 10:00 am at Acacia Memorial Park, 14951 Bothell Way NE Seattle, WA 98155.

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Acacia Memorial Park & Funeral Home
14951 Bothell Way NE Seattle, WA 98155
(206) 362-5525

Published in The Seattle Times from July 3 to July 4, 2012