Nancy Anderson

February 11, 1952November 5, 2020

Nancy Bonelli Anderson, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully at her home, with her husband and daughter by her side on Thursday November 5th after a long illness. She was 68 years old.

Nancy was born Feb 11th, 1952 in Escalon California to James and Amanda Bonelli, and was the youngest of three daughters. She attended River School, Escalon High School, Modesto Junior college and Fresno State University, graduating with her degree in early childhood development. In 1979, she and her longtime friend Valerie Vesa-Glor started The Learning Tree preschool in Escalon. They later started the Learning Tree Oakdale, which in addition to the preschool in Escalon is still operational today and has had a great, positive impact on the community. She served as director for the Preschool 38 years. Nancy always had a love for children and touched many lives during her time at the Preschool.

Nancy married Harry Anderson on July 5th, 1975. They were married for 45 years and had two children, Harry (HB) and Becki Anderson, as well as two grandchildren, Nash and Esme. Nancy had a strong faith and was very active in church activities, hosting many events in her home, and serving in many areas of the church. She will always be remembered for her loving, kind ways, and steadfast willingness to help. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, son HB, and her sister Patty. She is survived by her husband Harry, her daughter Becki and husband Justin McMurry, her sister Barbara and husband Gary Bostrom, and her two beloved grandchildren Nash and Esme McMurry. Her family would like to give a special thanks to her caregivers Isabel Masterson and Lisa Masterson for the excellent love and compassion they gave to Nancy over the years.

Memorial services will be held at Lakewood funeral home on Saturday November 21st, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. A graveside service will follow as well as a reception at The Fruit Yard. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shelter Cove Community Church, the Salvation Army, or the charity of your choice.


  • Harry Anderson, Spouse

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  • Gary Bostrom
  • Mike Rodoani
  • Joe Bostrom
  • Tom Ventimiglia
  • Aaron Bostrom
  • Justin McMurry


  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, November 21, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, November 21, 2020

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John Knight

November 23, 2020

My deepest condolences to Nancy's husband and family. Nancy was an incredible lady. She was a high school friend to me, always gregarious and good spirited. We shall all miss her beautiful personality and presence. May she rest eternally in Peace with the Lord.

Rick, Katie, Marissa & Lauren Knerl

November 14, 2020

We are thinking of everyone at this of time of loss. Nancy was such a kind and thoughtful person. She was always full of life, happiness and inspiration. She has touched many lives and will be dearly missed.

Nancy was always so sweet to visit Aunt Mary, they had a special bond as they shared the same birthday.

We will always remember her smile. If the world were filled with more people like Nancy, it would be kinder and gentler place, she touched us all.

Love the Knerl’s

Ptricia dos Santos Matai

November 14, 2020

My deepest condolences.
I had the opportunity to know Nancy during our Senior year at Escalon High School (1969-70). I remember her as a very nice person who greeted me daily, with a friendly smile.
Pat dos Santos Matai

Ann McKee

November 13, 2020

I loved sweet Nancy.

My heart goes out to her family who have been through so much. I ask God to bless your days with peace and rest and restore to you the joy of your salvation.

Claire Ferreira-Owens

November 13, 2020

Graduated Escalon High School together in 1970. But fond memories of picking up my children at the Learning Tree during 1979 -1984 ish. Nancy loved on our children. I appreciated her friendship and support as my husband died the year the Learning tree opened. I think my boys were her first students. Delightful, caring, loving, and always ready for a good old talk. Rest In Peace. Well done, good and faithful servant. Matthew 25:23


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