Enumclaw resident A. Kenneth Anderson, M.D., died April 5, 2014. He was 83.
He was born March 5, 1931, in Wenatchee, Wash., to Norwegian emigrants Albert and Ida Bertina Anderson, joining siblings Eldon and Alberta. His academic and athletic success at Wenatchee High allowed him to follow his brother to Wenatchee Valley Junior College, where he excelled academically and did well enough athletically to earn scholarships to allow him to attend the University of Washington. At the UW, he was president of the SAE fraternity, played baseball for the Huskies and majored in pre-medicine. He married Ethelmae Nygard in March 1953, attended medical school and was a resident at Harborview Hospital.
Following graduation from medical school, the family moved to Enumclaw. He joined doctors J. Gordon Adams and Leonard Asmundsen at Enumclaw Medical Surgical Clinic, where he practiced for close to 40 years. He was active in the Enumclaw community, serving on the boards of Enumclaw Community Memorial Hospital, Sacred Heart Church and Cascade Bank and an advisory committee for the Enumclaw School District. Also, he was the team doctor for Enumclaw High School throughout his career.
He is survived by wife Emae Anderson; sons Ken Anderson of Seattle, Tom Anderson and wife Cyndi of Burlington, Wash., and Eric Anderson and wife Margy of Kent, Wash.; daughter Mary Holland and husband Dale of Enumclaw; and nine grandchildren.
Services are pending; for details, contact Weeks Funeral Homes at 360-825-3548.
Burial will be at Enumclaw Evergreen Memorial Park.
Donations are suggested to the Monsignor Farrelly Memorial Youth Fund, 1614 Farrelly St., Enumclaw, 98022, or the Dr. Kenneth Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o 1810 Wells St., Enumclaw, 98022.
Arrangements are by Weeks Enumclaw Funeral Home. All may sign the online guest book at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.