Alice Anderson
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Alice Joy Anderson left us on June 11, 2019. Our hearts are broken, but we are trying to find solace in the joy she brought us during her short life. Alice, whom many of you knew as Peter, was born on September 4, 1993 in Holland, Michigan. Starting at a very young age, she displayed her trademark curiosity in myriad ways. From investigating the wheels on her stroller to examining how a hospital bed moves up and down, Alice always wanted to know exactly how things work. Her creativity became especially apparent through her love of LEGO, which she took to the next level through her custom LEGO creations. In her teen years, Alice attended many LEGO conventions where she enjoyed presenting her creations and developing many friendships. As she grew, she explored a wide range of subjects, including mythology, languages and linguistics, music, art and architecture, theatre, photography, and especially history and world cultures. Alice was always drawing. She also loved cooking, RPG and video gaming, and spending time at the family cottage. Homeschooled during many of her younger years, Alice started attending Hope College at age 16, graduating in 2016 with a BA in studio art. Alice also enjoyed traveling, studying in India during her college years as well as camping with friends and participating in an art workshop in Iceland in 2018. She is already deeply missed by those she left behind: parents Paul and Sarah Anderson, brother Nate (with Kim and Freya), sister Caroline (with Phil and Russell and Eleanor), maternal grandfather Charles Huttar, paternal grandmother Dorothy Anderson, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many close friends. Memorial contributions may be directed to Out on the Lakeshore (, whose mission is to provide a source of support to the local LGBTQ community.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 4:00pm, at First Presbyterian Church, 659 State St, in Holland.
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Published in The Holland Sentinel on Jun. 21, 2019.
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June 23, 2019
Dear Sara & Paul- I heard of Alice's passing yesterday, and was devastated by this tragic news. There is no comfort in hollow words, and yet I've nothing else to offer beyond the sincerity of my deep desire to hold you and your devastated family in prayer. So this I do, enveloped in blessing.
M. Linda Graham
June 22, 2019
Sara and Paul,
I only just saw this today. I can't even begin to tell you how much this breaks my heart nor can I wrap my mind around your grief! I only knew Alice as Peter but Peter was an intrical part of my early years in daycare and a sweet friend to Elliott! Just recently we were reminiscing about way back when and how Papa Putts would come over to our house on 23rd Street with his Cadillac convertible to take Elliott, Joe, and Peter for a ride. All three of the boys would get so excited but Peter always referred to the car as The Batmobile. That always makes my Dad smile! Alice, you are so loved! Your sweet memory will always be with my family! Love to all of you at this time!
Kris Berens
June 21, 2019
Im so truly sorry for your loss. My deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Alice. May you be comforted by your cherished memories, as you await the fulfillment of Gods promise to one day be reunited with your loved one again (John 6:40)
June 21, 2019
My condolences on the loss of Alice......she sounded like someone I would have like to know better.

Leslie Weinberg
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