Roy Emanual Anderson
Apr 23, 1928 – Nov 23, 2017
Roy Emanual Anderson, age 89, passed away on November 23rd, 2017 surrounded by family. Roy was born in Tacoma, Washington to Roy and Margit Anderson on April 23rd, 1928. Roy was a loving and dedicated son, husband, father, and grandfather who will be forever missed. He was raised in a loving extended Norwegian and Swedish family. He graduated from Stadium High school and served 2 years in the Navy and 2 years in the Marines. Roy went to the University of Puget Sound and majored in Geology. He spent his career working for the State Highway department as a Geologist. During his college years Roy’s cousin Marianne introduced him to her friend Elinora. They married and had four children. Roy and Elinora were married for 66 years and enjoyed family, friends and some traveling. Roy also loved singing in the church choir and attending Christ Church in Federal Way. Fishing, hunting, boating and his dogs also brought him joy.
Roy is proceeded in death by: His parents, Margit Johanna Anderson (Dahl) and Roy Daniel Anderson and step-father Ralph Conklin
Roy is survived by: wife-Elinora Anderson and children- Marsha Arnold (Don), Cynthia Mosebach (Jim), Brian Anderson (Cindy), Sheila Winter, (Don) 11 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
Memorial Service is at Bonney Watson Memorial Park 16445 International Blvd SeaTac, 98188 on December the 4th at 10am and later on a Veteran Tahoma National Cemetery ceremony at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers a donation to Red Cross and World Vision is appreciated.
This obituary is provided by Bonney-Watson, providing caring and compassionate funeral, cremation and cemetery services since 1868. We have a professional staff, four funeral homes, two cremation facilities and one of the largest cemeteries south of Seattle, as well as a comprehensive grief support program.