Photo courtesy of Hawthorne Funeral Home - Mount Vernon

Harry B Anderson

Jul 7, 1932 - Aug 27, 2019

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I will never forget Harry's kindness and smiles. I only knew him in his later years but he became a big part of my life when I boarded my horses at his facility. He has a wonderful family and I send my heartfelt condolences
to each and every one. I hope you are riding horses in heaven Harry!

I only knew one part of Harry. But I believe he made an impact on peoples lives no matter what he was involved in. He loved his family and that was evident in his involvement with things they pursued. Rest In Peace Harry, they dont make them like you anymore. Love and prayers to his family, may your days be filled with loving and cherished memories.♥♥


Harry's Obituary

Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend, Harry B. Anderson went home to his Lord on August 27, 2019, at his home in Mount Vernon, Washington. Born on July 7, 1932 to in Tacoma Washington, to Albert and Ingeborg Anderson. Harry grew up with his brother Arne, on a 5-acre farm outside of Bothell Washington. Harry graduated from Bothell High School in 1951 and joined the United States Navy in 1952. Harry was Company Honor Man during basic training, and in 2nd place for Battalion Honor Man. During the Korean Conflict, Harry attained the rank of Machinist Mate First Class E6 within 3 ½ years; a feat achieved by an elite few. Harry learned the Refrigeration trade during his time with the U.S. Navy.

After leaving the Navy, Harry worked several different jobs before starting his own business, Anderson Refrigeration, in Ballard, Washington in the early 1960’s.

On September 3, 1960 Harry married Doris Leighton, and they remained married for the rest of his life. Harry had two children, Joyce and Mike.

In 1972 the family moved from Edmonds to Mount Vernon. In 1978 Harry began Refrigeration and Heating Inc. in Mont Vernon. Harry was a mentor to many young men in the refrigeration business, several whom later pursued their own businesses.

After retirement in 2005, Harry started a horse boarding business, building an arena with lumber from the family’s 20 acre parcel. The business provided much joy to Harry and he gained many friendships during those years. Harry was actively involved in his business until the time of his death.

Harry was a devoted grandfather to five grandchildren, Tony (Staci) Chritton, Elizabeth Chritton, Madeline Anderson, Hannah Anderson, and Landon Anderson. Harry loved his grandkids. Harry is survived by his wife, Doris, daughter Joyce (Mark), son Mike (Kelli), brother Arne, 5 grandchildren & 4 great-grandchildren, Leighton Whitford, Neveah, Kodi, & Shyanne Chritton.

Thanks to the staff at Prestige Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Brenda VanderWal, RN, and Hospice of the Northwest for their excellent end of life care.


There will be a celebration of life for Harry on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 1pm at the Anderson family home 15841 Lange Rd. Mount Vernon, WA 98273

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