George R. Anderson

April 26, 1925April 16, 2018


George died April 16 at the age of 92 after surgery for a fall. He left behind children Dave (Sherri), Natalie Dir and Kathy Baringer (Ron), seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Maggie, his wife of 59 years, passed away in 2008. George served in the Army in World War II and spent his entire professional career as an engineer at Boeing. George was a devoted husband and father. He never missed a family event. George enjoyed snow and water skiing, hiking, back packing, mountain climbing, camping, particularly at his beloved Baker Lake, traveling with Maggie in their motorhome, classical music, playing piano and fixing cars and household appliances. George and Maggie had an active social life, forming a bridge club that played monthly for 50 years, square dancing and participating in the St. Bernadette’s seniors club.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, April 28 at 4:00 p.m. at Purdy & Walters Floral Hills, Lynnwood, followed by a reception. Memorial contributions to The Nature Conservancy are suggested in lieu of flowers.

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  • Celebration of Life Saturday, April 28, 2018
  • Reception Saturday, April 28, 2018

George R. Anderson

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Dorrine Zelmer

April 28, 2018

George was good to be around. All the things you’d want in a person, George had: kindness, generosity, trust, loyalty, love of family. He had a love of life to share with everyone he met. I met George and Maggie when they needed help finding a home in Snohomish so they could be closer to their children and grandchildren. Specifically, they needed a one-story house, on a small yard, with room to park a motor home and a ski boat! It took a while, but in just under a year, we found it! Our home search was so delightful, and our friendship grew.

I admired George and Maggie for keeping active in their square-dancing club and regular visits to the gym, not to mention waterskiing well into their 70s. George adored Maggie and loved to make her laugh. They loved to go to breakfast and try out different restaurants in their new community. I always looked forward to those times and it was heartbreaking, for everyone, when Maggie passed away two years later. George still loved going to out to eat, and sometimes our mutual friend Julie Nelson joined us. Good times!
It’s hard to see lovely people pass out of our lives, but these people leave the best memories for us. I will remember George laughing at the stories we shared! It has been my total pleasure to know the Anderson family.

My best to the family.
Dorrine Zelmer