Phyllis Gilbert Anderson
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December 20, 1929 - February 28, 2014
Those who wish may view former Silverton resident, Phyllis G. Anderson on Fri, March 7th from 4-7 pm at Unger Funeral Chapel 229 Mills St. Silverton.
Graveside Services will be held on Saturday at 11:00am at Valley View Cemetery, Silverton with Memorial service at 1:00 pm at the Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 West Main St., Silverton.
Phyllis died on February 28, 2014 in Gresham, Or. at the age of 84.
Phyllis G. Anderson was born on Dec. 20, 1929 in Tekamah, Nebraska, the daughter of Gordon and Sibyl (Marcoe) Gilbert. Phylis grew up & was raised and educated in Tekamah, Neb. After graduating, she attended college and received a Teaching Certificate. She taught school in a one room school house in the area for about 1yr. Phyllis left Nebraska and moved to Silverton, Or. where she married Ronald August Paul Anderson on Dec. 5 1948 at the United Methodist Church, in Silverton.
In 1948 they moved to Eugene where three children were born. The family re-established themselves in Silverton in 1964 living there since. Ron preceded Phyllis in death in 1983. Following Ron's death, Phyllis was hired by Chemeketa Community College as their Outreach Coordinator from 1984-1988.
As time passed, Phyllis cared for her home and family and worked part-time as an exec. secretary. Phyllis's family has lived in the Silverton area since the 1860's and are currently are still living there.
Phyllis left Silverton in 2002 and settled in Gresham to be closer to her daughters family. Phyllis enjoyed her family, friends and taking an active role with her church.
Phyllis is survived by her children, Teresa (Kelly) Carroll of Gresham, Or., Tamara (Ron) Stutzman of Salem, OR., and Tom (Gretchen) Anderson of Mission Viejo, Ca.
One sister: Cybil Barnes of Silverton, OR., nine grandchildren and 18 great great grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her brother Cuyler Gilbert in 2007.
Family suggests contributions to the Ron Anderson Scholarship Fund, care of Chemeketa Community College.
Unger Funeral Chapel, Silverton - Silverton
229 Mill Streeet Silverton, OR 97381
Published in StatesmanJournal on Mar. 5, 2014