Virginia Mae Anderson

June 26, 1934January 8, 2019

Virginia Mae Anderson, age 84, died on Tuesday January 8, 2019 at The Hospice of the Valley, Surprise. She was born on June 26, 1934 to Paul and Zella Carey in Rockford, Illinois. She is survived by 3 children, Dana Reed, Jeanne Anderson and Charlie M. Anderson Jr., 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Virginia was a passionate godly woman who had many accomplishments in her life. She traveled to Brazil as a missionary for the Lord as a young woman to spread her love for Christ. Later in her life she spent her career working at The State Capitol as an Administrative Assistant to multiple Representatives. Her love for Christ and her work shown through every part of her daily life. Services will be held Friday, January 18, 2019 at noon at North Phoenix Baptist Church followed by her Graveside Service at Green Acres Cemetery located in Scottsdale.


  • Funeral Service Friday, January 18, 2019

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Connie Dow

January 18, 2019

I met Virginia many, many years ago at the AZ House of Representatives. She wasn’t just a co-worker. She was a bright spot in your day, an amazing worker, a friend and much more... she was truly a kind person who cared. She had a loving, giving heart and we will feel her loss for a long, long time. Rest peacefully, my friend.

Donna Homsher

January 17, 2019

It was January 2011 that I met Virginia. As the floater at that time, she was the friendly face in the lovely colorful clothes that welcomed me to the House of Representatives. Even though I had many years of legislative service, I needed a gentle soul to guide me in the "ways of the House." Virginia did just that with a smile and remarkable energy. She will be remembered as being "Our Virginia." Each day she gave it her all and had a pleasant smile for anyone that walked by. She may have been an Administrative Assistant, but she certainly had a welcoming personality that created conversations and friendships. She will be missed by all.

Rhonda Ervin

January 17, 2019

I spent many milestones and holidays at Virginia's home. She was the most gracious of host's and always made me feel like part of the family. You were a great and amazing woman. I'm so glad I got to be a part of your world. I will miss you but I'm glad that you are no longer in pain.

Linda Dern

January 16, 2019

I was fortunate to meet Virginia 23 years ago on my first day working at the AZ House of Representatives. She was always helpful, enthusiastic, full of energy, generous and full of fun! Farewell to a beautiful lady.

Jessica Anderson

January 16, 2019

Grandma I will never forget all the nights you read us stories out of the Bible and how you instilled in us the love that God talks about. You were such a big piece of my childhood that I honestly don't know where I would be today if you hadn't of been there. I am so thankful that we got to speak and I was able to tell you all that I'm doing with my life before you went to Paradise. Anyone who had you in their life was blessed in ways that words will never be able to explain. I'll see you one day I love you so much grandma.

Nicole Young

January 16, 2019

I love you momma! I came in to ur life at a bad time in mine. You loved me no matter what or how bad it was you raised and cared for Little Charlie as your own and he is such a good boy. All the love and joy you spread will always be remembered! You are missed greatly! Fly with the angels! I love and will always miss you!

Sue Sweeten

January 16, 2019

Virginia was my first full-time seatmate at the AZ House of Representatives 25 years ago when I was Sue Smith. She taught me so much and showed me what to do and what not to do with my Representatives that I worked with. She was also a dear friend and we shared a lot about our moms, our kids and our grandkids. We also shared our faith in God. Virginia gave me my first elephant because she knew I loved them and coveted her collection. She also gave me additional elephants for my birthday every year. I now have a lovely collection of them at my desk in the House of Representatives.

I know Virginia is now pain-free and dancing with our Savior in Heaven. I am sad she is gone, but glad I will see her again one day. Till then, my prayers are for her family, that God will comfort them and give them peace.