George D. ‘Rev’ Anderson passed away on August 19, 2023, at his home in Burlington, Washington surrounded by family. He was born in Underwood, North Dakota to Arthur O. and Mary (Knoblich) Anderson on September 13, 1934. George was the sixth of 15 children. He was baptized and confirmed in Augustana Lutheran Church in Underwood. He graduated from Underwood High School. While in high school he worked at Conoco Service Station. After high school, he attended the State School of Science in Wahpeton, ND and then worked at Garrison Dam and Minot Air Force base.
George migrated to Washington State in December 1956, where he met Mary Stafford. They married on August 18, 1957. They recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary.
In Washington State, he started plant maintenance at Shell Oil Refinery. In1960, he started working at Memorial Hospital in Sedro-Woolley, WA. After United General Hospital was built, he transferred there and retired after 35 years in maintenance engineering.
George wanted to be remembered as a “Family Man.” Family and friends were everything to George. He had treasured friends of all ages. He was never shy about expressing his love to his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He had a passion for old cars (and anything else antique), competitive car shows, parades, never passing up a garage sale sign (making sneaky purchases with a smile on his face) and family trips. His forte was taking pictures and videos; he never left home without a camera. He started a legacy of recreation and family time at Sun Mt. Ranch in Winthrop.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Stafford Anderson; son, Doyle (Phyllis) Anderson of Terrebonne, OR; daughters, Denise (Ken) Reijm of Bow, WA and Donna (Alan) Bridgman of Bow; grandchildren, Veronica (Phil) Gerhart of Redmond, OR, Taylor (Katherine) Reijm of Sedro-Woolley, Kyle (Natalie) Reijm of Coeur d’ Alene, ID, Beau (Mikalann) Bridgman of Bow, Mallory (Eric) Johnson of Bow; six
great grandchildren; brother, Leon Anderson of Bismarck, ND; sister, Marilu Ludwig of Mandan, ND; brother-in-law, Jerry Stafford; sister-in-law, Flora Woodring, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
His mother, father and twelve siblings proceeded him in death.
A Funeral Service will be at Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley, and will also be streamed live via Zoom, at Noon, Wednesday, August 30, 2023; Graveside Service will follow at Lyman Cemetery with a reception at 2:00pm at Riverfront Park in Sedro-Woolley. Please share your memories of George and sign the on-line guest register.