James Jerome Anderson

Apr 26, 1929 – May 31, 2015


James Jerome Anderson, who passed away on May 31, 2015, was born in Moscow, Idaho on April 26, 1929.

He was the middle son of John Arvid and Anna M. Anderson. The family moved to Enumclaw and Jim graduated from Enumclaw High School. At University of Puget Sound he majored in music and was active in the band and became a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia as well. After some time spent as a professional musician, he returned to school and earned degrees in both Music and Education from Western Washington University.  He later earned a MA in Education from the University of Washington. Jim enjoyed a long career in teaching and spent happy years in an active retirement with worldwide travel as well as building and flying radio control model airplanes. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and both his brothers, John Robert (Bob) Anderson and Dr. Charles LeRoy Anderson. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Maralyn, and their two daughters, Sheryl and Cynthia. At his request, there will be no services. If desired, memorials may be made the Ted Brown Music Outreach Program. Ted Born Music Company, 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd, Tacoma.


Karen Parsons
Mercer Island, WA
Sep 19, 2015

Dear Maralyn....I just found out that your husband had passed...I am SO very sorry and share with you memories we now both have as a widow. My husband Fred passed in July, and yes, we both were married for a good ling time...For us nearly 55 and for you and Jim, 60! Lots of good memories for both of us. Wish you could be here with the other cousins that can make it on Oct 1st! My phone is the same....Wishing you peace and love! XXOO Karen

Tim Seckel
Spokane Valley, WA
Jun 15, 2015

Mrs. Anderson, you and Mr. Anderson have been such good, lifelong friends to Mom and Dad, and to me as well. It feels like a part of my childhood is gone with Mr. Anderson's passing. Your family is in several of Mom and Dad's home movies. I have a lot of memories, starting from the time we visited you down in Chehalis, and the times we went radio-control plane flying (well, we kids had fun searching for the plane when it went down in the corn field), and just so many small but memorable things. We will pray for you, and Sheryl and Cindy also during this hard time.

Paul and Judith Hansen
Lake Tapps, WA
Jun 13, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and your family.

Dana and Caroline Seckel
Kirkland, Washington
Jun 11, 2015

We will miss you dearly Mr. Anderson.

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