Former area resident Gladys M. Anderson, 100, died April 29, 2011. She most recently resided in Moses Lake, Wash.
She was born Gladys Marjorie Carr on Dec. 10, 1910, in Ridgebury, Pa., the She fourth of 14 children born to Harry and Sarah Carr. She was raised in Thomas, Wash., near Seattle and graduated from Auburn High School in 1927. At a very young age, she started driving school bus and truck for her father and told many stories of her travels throughout the state. In 1933 she married Alf J. Anderson in Seattle. They lived in Seattle, Kent and Cle Elum before eventually settling on a dairy farm in Enumclaw. During World War II she worked for Boeing, helping build airplanes to support the war effort. She was active in her community and a member of a number of social clubs. She was an officer and member of Washington State Dairy Wives and a member of the Osceola Community Club. Upon retirement, she and her husband built a vacation cabin in Ocean Shores, Wash., where they spent happy times with family and friends. They enjoyed traveling by recreational vehicle throughout the western United States and Canada. They relocated to Moses Lake in 1993 to be closer to family. She became active in the community and returned to college in her late 80s to gain computer skills. She also participated in investment clubs and clogging and enjoyed bunco, card playing and bingo.
The next stage of her life was the 14 months living at the Hearthstone Inn. While there, she made many great friends and discovered the joy of Wii bowling, bingo and ice cream parlors.
She is survived by son Terry Anderson and wife Mary; sisters Sarah Brand, Peggy Cheadle and Mary Irick; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Alf, infant son Alf Jr. and numerous brothers and sisters.
A celebration of life is planned for 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Kayser’s Chapel in Moses Lake. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Hillcrest Burial Park in Kent, Wash. Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at Kayser’s Chapel.
All are invited to sign the online guestbook or leave a note for the family at www.kayserschapel.com.
Arrangements are in care of Kayser’s Chapel and Crematory.