Virginia Ellen Anderson
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Virginia Ellen Anderson

Virginia (Ginny) Anderson, of Seattle WA passed away at the age of 90 on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Born in Monrovia California, Ginny attended grade school in Thermal CA, Clayton OK, Ronald WA, and Cle Elum, WA. After moving to Seattle, she attended Meany Jr. High and graduated from Garfield HS in 1947.

Ginny worked at Sears Mail Order from 1945 to 1987, then at Boeing from 1987 to retirement in 1992.

Ginny met the love of her life at age 11 on the play grounds of Meany Jr. High, Gerald (Jerry) Anderson. They married 10 years later at the age of 21 and were together for 61 years until Jerry passed in 2012.

In 1955 they bought a home in Rainier Beach where they raised their children, Barbara and Wade. Ginny joined Rainier Beach Presbyterian Church in 1965, served in many roles and enjoyed singing in the choir. She was a supportive member of the Rainier Beach community.

Ginny and Jerry loved to travel and cruise. Ginny enjoyed time with family and friends and was always ready for a lunch date, dinner party, or any excuse for a party.

She is survived by her children Barbara and Wade (Angela), grandchildren Jamie and Wyre, and foster sister Peggy King (Gary).

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Published in The Seattle Times from Jun. 29 to Jun. 30, 2020.
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July 3, 2020
My parents, brother and I were neighborhood friends of Ginny, Jerry, Barbara and Wade. We have many wonderful memories of neighborhood family activities; camping, trips to Driftwood Point, block parties and more. Thanks to Ginny and Jerry's planning my parents took wonderful trips with them in their retirement. Ginny was a great neighbor, a dear friend to my mom, and a dog lover. I will remember Ginny's smile and laugh and the little cut up hot dogs she would serve us for lunch! My deepest sympathy Barbara and Wade.
Vicki Wagner
July 1, 2020
Ginny was one of a kind. Funny, loving, and a special lady. She always took care of her wonderfully husband first, then doing for herself. What a beautiful couple they were, of course, they always talked about their family, how wonderful they were also. Being from Florida, we met them years ago on a cruise. We have sketches and post cards made by Jerry. Two stars that will shine in our hearts . Judy and Art Lucier
Judy Lucier
June 30, 2020
Hi Barbara, My sincere condolences to you and your brother. Love the picture of your mom; I think of her with a smile on her face, and I think of those lunch dates. We had the pleasure of spending time with her on cruises and your dad, as well. I still have drawings that he made. You joined us on at least one trip that I recall. She will be missed by so many.
Willa Mathison
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