1934 - 2020
Anavon passed away the morning of Friday December 11, 2020 in Boise Idaho where she had resided the last three years.
She was born in Lincoln Nebraska on September 16th, 1934 to Chester and Juanita Yvonne Nissen. During World War II, the family moved to California.
Anavon met and married Clyde Anderson in 1953 and they had three children. While raising her children she was very active in their lives as a Brownies and Girl Scout leader, member of the PTA and Vintage Booster Club. In later years she and Clyde spent their winters in Indian Wells and the rest of the time with family and friends in Napa.
Anavon was actively involved as a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. She loved to play Bridge, and had a long running group of close friends who used to gather on a regular basis. She was also involved with the Lilac Club for several years. Once her children were grown she worked at several local businesses including Herritts Floral Gift Shop, Dickenson Peatman & Fogerty, and The Mustard Seed. She enjoyed sports, particularly tennis which she also loved to play. She will be remembered by family and friends as kind and fun loving, with a feisty sense of humor.
Anavon was predeceased by her beloved husband of 61 years, Clyde H. Anderson, her parents, siblings Wanda Merrell, Beverly Kastan, Jerry Nissen, and nephew Adam Kastan.
Anavon is survived by her children, daughter Lauri (Gregory) Janos, son Harvey (Debra) Anderson, and daughter Corrin (Mark) Kornovich. Her grandchildren, who were so very precious to her Jacob White, Emily Bourassa, Nik and Andrew Janos, Zachary and Skyler Anderson, Alissa Hawkins, Anavon and Kaden Kennedy. Her great grandchildren Carson, Preston, Cora, Lily and Benny. Her nieces Minda and Anabelle Kastan, Abbie Glass, Jennifer Merrell, Andrea Nissen Byrum, Haley Nissen Darnelle, and her nephew Brian Merrell. She is also survived by her sister in law Sue Nissen, and brother in law Lyle Merrell.
She was well loved and will be missed beyond measure.
Condolences and words of sympathy may be sent to the family online at www.tulocaycemetery.org
Donations can be sent to the Alzheimer's Research Center in Anavon's name, or Canine Companions for Independence (CCI).