Bernice Lorie Anderson

March 14, 1924November 20, 2012

Born March 14, 1924 in Seattle WA, passed away after a life of love, joy, and laughter, on November 20, 2012. Bernice was a Seattle native, a homemaker, long-time volunteer for the March of Dimes Foundation, and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She especially enjoyed her time with family, morning walks with her friends at Northgate, winning at the casino, seafood dinners, and long weekends at the family cabin on Camano Island. Bernice is survived by her children: son Scott (Carma), daughter Joani (Gary), grandchildren Shauna, Brandi, and Brittany, and great grandsons Blake and Evan. Bernice was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Edward B. Anderson and her sister, Virginia Snyder. A memorial service will be held at Acacia Funeral Home on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 10:00 am. Interment will be at Acacia Memorial Park. Remembrances can be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund or your favorite charity.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 22, 2012
  • Reception Saturday, December 22, 2012

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Danielle Croom

December 22, 2012

im so happy to have been in bernices life if i could see her one more time i would be the happiest person in the world

December 20, 2012

I will greatly miss my "second mom". While growing up I spent as much time in the Anderson family home with Bernice and Ed, and Scott and Joani as in my own home. I can still hear that great laugh!!

Darrell Dunlap

Barb Harris

December 19, 2012

Bernice's laugh always had a way of letting you know the merry-making was about to begin. Like ice cubes clinking in cocktail glasses or deck chairs basking in the sun, her giggles were like an invitation to a party in which everyone was invited. We bid you a sweet farewell Bernice! Our parties won't be the same without you.

Teresa Sparks

December 17, 2012

To the whole Anderson Family, we love you and are thinking of you as we all mourn the loss of this beautiful, gracious, warm hearted, rich in heart and soul of a woman. We will forever hear her infectious laughter through the hallways of our mind! Much love and prayers....Tom & Teresa Sparks

December 16, 2012

I will miss your laughter sweet Bernice! Give Ed a hug for me! Love you, Gail Harris

Edee Harris

December 13, 2012

Dear Scott, Joani & Gary, Shauna & Matt, Brandi & Jeff & Family,

My dear hearts heart weeps for the loss of your Mother and Grandmother, Bernice, so dear to us all--extended family and her close friends. Once again and too soon, we're faced with that passage in Ecclesiastes that starts with "There is an appointed time for everything ..."

"....A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance"....

Bernice's death during this season of thanksgiving and Christmas hope and her memorable living spirit help to soften the blow for we who mourn. With Bernice, as with her dearly departed husband, Ed, this is not an "either/or" time, despite the Biblical passage. We can do both: weep AND laugh, mourn AND dance in memory of them both.

Bernice has given us the gift of her life -- her indomitable, enduring, joyful spirit, her beautiful smile and trilling laughter, her warm hospitality and generosity. It is because she has been such a vital force in yours and our family life through her loving spirit that SHE has given US everlasting life -- good, happy memories we can never forget -- while she enjoys eternal life with Ed, dancing and laughing in God's heavenly space ...and in our hearts and homes, especially at our festive gatherings.

I cannot use "past tense" when speaking of Bernice. Her spirit still lives with us in our hearts and minds. So weep and laugh, mourn and dance ....and embrace one another often for consolation.

May God bless you with His healing grace.
Love and Prayers,
Edee (the other Mom & Grandmother)

Shauna Gartz

December 10, 2012

Grandma, your persistent smile and infectious laugh will always be two of my most treasured memories. We will forever love and miss you, but knowing you, you've already made friends with all of heaven's angels. Give my love to Grandpa too. xoxo Shauna