Edven W. Anderson obituary

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Lt. Edven W. Anderson, 89, died Dec. 21 in Pascagoula, Miss. at Singing

Rivers Hospital from a stroke. He was attending a Navy reunion for the

U.S.S. Sigsbee DD502.

Anderson was born Sept. 4, 1913 in Dallas, S.D. to Hilding and Mary

(Christinsen) Anderson. He graduated from St. Edward High School in St.

Edward, Neb. He then enlisted in the United States Navy in 1934. He met and

married Mary Jane (Grady) on Dec. 28, 1942 in Latonia, Ky. The couple lived

in numerous places while he served in the U.S. Navy. He retired from the

Navy in 1957 at San Diego, Calif.

Anderson lived in South Bend for nine years and in May 2002 moved back to

the land his father bought in 1941 in Gig Harbor with his daughter. He was a

member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Raymond and was a lifetime member

of the VFW.

He is survived by his daughter Andrea; son Randy; granddaughter and two


Anderson was buried Dec. 28 beside his wife at Menlo Cemetery with full

military honors.

The Peninsula Gateway, Jan. 8, 2003

September Woods-Hyde

News Editor

Peninsula Gateway - Olympic Cascade Publishing



Webmaster's note:Edven W. Anderson, CQM (AA) reported aboard the USS Sigsbee March 21, 1943 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, NY.  He was appointed Ensign August 20 , 1944 and detached from the USS Sigsbee August 21, 1944, at Espirito Santos, New Hebrides Islands.