Thursday, April 18, 2024

Washburn High School

Class of 1956 - In Memory Of

Arthur Edward Anderson

Arthur Edward Anderson of Henderson, NV died July 6, 2011 from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was born to Agatha and Theodore C Anderson on April 20, 1938. He attended Washburn High School in Mpls, MN and graduated from the Univ of Minn, BS Mining Eng, 1961 and MS Mineral Econ, in 1963. Karen Rouse and Art were wed in Minneapolis on St Patrick's Day 1962 and were in their 50th year of marriage.

Art was employed by Kennecott Copper Corp. and worked at various locations in Salt Lake City UT, Hurley, NM, McGill, NV and back to Salt Lake City where he eventually became Chief Financial Analyst for Utah Copper, doing economic evaluations and strategic planning.

Art and Karen are proud that their three children graduated from liberal arts colleges (Colorado College, Lewis and Clark, and Linfield). None of them moved back home, they got married, stayed married and provided four wonderful grandchildren. Taking an early retirement in 1997, the Andersons moved to Sun City MacDonald Ranch in Henderson, NV where they shared good friends and many activities including being organizing members of "Splash and Laugh" water exercise. Both found Green Valley Presbyterian Church to be an inspiration in their lives.

Art is survived by his loving wife Karen, daughter Linda (Dave) Olshan and Justine of Henderson, NV; daughter Leslie (Scott) Freck, Elena and Ivan of Raleigh, NC; son Mitchell (Christal) Anderson and Sabrina of Vancouver, WA; and sisters-in-law Donna (Glenn) Scudder of Edina, MN and Bonnie Anderson of Eden Prairie, MN.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 on July 30th at Green Valley Presbyterian Church (Wigwam and Valle Verde) with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, Art asks that he be remembered with a glass of Oregon Pinot Gris and an occasional fresh turkey on the barbecue or with donations to his church. Special thanks to Dr Charles McPherson for compassionate care at the Lung Center of Nevada and to Nathan Adelson Hospice.

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