Jack W. Anderson

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Jack W. Anderson

Jack W. Anderson, 73, of Ephrata, WA died Sunday May 8, 2011 at Central Washington Hospital after a brief battle with cancer.
Jack was born April 22, 1938 the son of the late Maurice and Clara Anderson of Marysville, WA. He was the second oldest in a family of 11 children. As a young man he worked with his father doing dirt work, then in 1964 Jack bought his own truck and started J.W. Anderson Trucking. For 45 years he worked for local contractors and builders. He also worked with his brother, Bernard, doing dozing and clearing. In later years he was hired to help pave most of the roads in Snohomish County.
On December 19, 1959 he married the love of his life, Andrea Himes, in Everett, WA. They made their home in South Everett for 46 years where they raised their three children. Jack's enjoyment was his dump truck. He could be found on Sunday's servicing, washing, polishing and adding chrome. For a number of years Jack was a member of the Washington Dump Truck Association. In 1980 he was the President for the Snohomish Chapter and was member of the year. Jack was always good for sponsoring Little League Baseball and could even be found, in younger years, umpiring. Jack loved snowmobiling, attending grandchildren's activities and camping. In 2004 Jack retired and shortly after he and his wife, Andrea, moved to Ephrata and took up the hobby of mini-farming. He could be found running his backhoe, driving his little dump truck or brainstorming his youngest daughter's next renovation project. For their 50th wedding anniversary he took his wife on a six state camping road trip. He enjoyed the Copper Mine and the Grand Canyon the most and was looking forward to a return trip.
Jack was preceded in death by his father, Maurice Anderson; mother, Clara Anderson; brother, Bernard Anderson; and grandson, Tristan Rupard.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Andrea; his daughter, Kimberly and Ken LeBlanc (Heather, Joseph, Nicholas, Jack), of Lake Stevens, WA; son, Mark and Ginger Anderson (Alyssa), of Snohomish, WA; and daughter, Jackie and Ranie Rupard (Justin, RJ, Danica), of Ephrata. Jack's siblings include brothers, Merle (Weselene), Dave, Rick (Diane), Harold (Patti), Dean (Lori), Dan and Dale (Dawn); sisters, Diane (Bill) Mumaw and Julie Oksness (Richard); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jack will always be remembered for his smile, twinkling blue eyes, quick wit, cowboy boot shuffle and love for his family.
We love you Grandpa, you will be in our hearts forever.
All family and friends are invited to a luncheon celebration of Jack's life which will be held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Ephrata Recreation Center, 112 Basin St. SW., Ephrata, WA, 98823.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the or your local Little League.



Published in The Herald (Everett) from May 14 to May 16, 2011
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