Winifred P. Perry Anderson

March 20, 1913October 14, 2012

Winifred Sarah Anderson, nee Perry, 99, passed away peacefully, October 14, 2012, surrounded by loved ones. She was born in Westford, Vermont, and graduated from the University of Vermont, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Chi Omega. She met her late husband, Kenneth, while they both studied under Payne 4-H Fellowships in Washington, D.C. She was a long-time resident of Elmhurst and Sun City, Arizona, where she was the consummate homemaker, seamstress, bridge player, needleworker, and hostess. For the last four years, she has lived at Sunrise Assisted Living at Naperville North in Naperville, where she has brightened the lives of those she knew. She, in turn, was blessed by the kind and loving care she received from special friends,caregivers, staff, Home Care Physicians and Harbor Light Hospice.

She was the loving mother of Jeanie Guenther, Janet Anderson, and the late Patty Boyle (Jim); grandmother of Kristen (Greg), Eric (Melissa), Grant, and Laura; and great-grandmother of Elie and Theo. Memorial Visitation will be from 9:30-11 on Saturday, October 27, 2012 followed by a Memorial Service at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 5015 Lincoln Ave., Lisle, IL 60532 (on Rt. 53, 1/2 mile south of Ogden Ave. / Rt. 34) Phone: 630 964 9392.

Donations may be made to the National 4-H Council, P.O. Box 37560, Baltimore, MD 21297-3560 or online ( or to the Arizona 4-H Youth Foundation, The University of Arizona, 325 Forbes Building, Tucson, AZ 85271-0036.


  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, October 27, 2012
  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 27, 2012

Winifred P. Perry Anderson

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

Toniqua Johnson

October 27, 2012

She was a sweet person that everyone would have love if they knew her. She will be missed, and she will always share a special place in my heart forever. I love you Mrs.Wnni...

Mary Wilson

October 19, 2012

Dear Jeanie, What a beautiful tribute to your mother! I am glad you could be with her at the end as you have been for all these past years. Although I didn't have the opportunity to meet her, I know she was a very special woman because she had you as her daughter! My thoughts and prayers to you and your family as you remember Winnie's long and amazing life.

Marscha Chenoweth

October 16, 2012

Dear Jeanie,
I'm so glad you and the family were able to be with your mother at the end. As well, you have had lots of quality time with her these last several years. What a blessing to have had that gift of time.
I believe I only met your mother once - over the Christmas holidays as we played a rowdy game of Charades. She seemed very bright and full of fun.
I know you will miss her very much.
My love and prayers to you and your family,

Anne Swanson

October 16, 2012

I will always remember Winnie's beautiful needlepoint creations. I feel so lucky to have one myself. She and my mom, Olive, were very good friends, getting together weekly with Ro Kostiwa and Eleanor Frolick to share needlepoint projects and friendship. She was a very special person bringing a smile into the lives of everyone she met.