Roy Emanual Anderson

Apr 23, 1928 – Nov 23, 2017

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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.                                       



Denise Dunning Hougland
Mesa, AZ
Nov 29, 2017

I had the pleasure of growing up living next door to the Anderson family. Roy “Mr Anderson” was always such a gentle and strong man at the same time. I remember him best when he was working with his dogs or when he played his guitar and sang. His smile was contagious. He was a good father and will be missed greatly. Rest well.

Myrna Beckman
Auburn, WA
Nov 29, 2017

This young man will be missed by so many. Ed and I had many good times with Roy & Elinora, Sitting by our campers listening to the waves down on the Washington coast was one of our favorites. I am sure Ed welcomed him with open arms. They are both in the arms of Jesus now. Welcome home good and faithful servant. See you soon.

Joan Reed
Auburn, Wa
Nov 29, 2017

You will be greatly missed my friend. There are a lot of memories I have of you and my Roy together.

Bill and Pam Rienstra
Puyallup, Wa
Nov 28, 2017

A good man has entered Heaven. Well done good and faithful servant.

Virgil Kroontje
Port Orchard, WA
Nov 28, 2017

Goodbye dear friend. So many fond memories singing and serving together at Trinity Community Church. Asking God's blessing on the entire family. Take comfort knowing we will all be together again for eternity.

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