Sidney William Anderson
November 25, 1928 – April 14, 2010
Arrangements under the direction of Yarington's Funeral Home, Seattle, WA.
Sidney William Anderson
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May 10, 2012
wow! I just wonder how the time has passed, 2 years exactly from my last entry and looks like I didnt keep up on my end of "Keeping in touch better" as promised!! Sorry to everyone for that!!! I'v been talking to Granmpa A in my head & out loud sometimes this whole time!! I should of checked to see if this was still open! I still feel at odds writing to Grampa when only everyone else will be reading it!!I think he hears be better when I just talk to him!!! Im funny that way, I suppose!! I miss Grampa soooo much!! I read over what I wrote before and it sums it up!! As I share more fun & cherished times I had with Grampa & others to my kids I think I even miss him more!! I still have his phone number in my phone! I just can't delete it! I bet you all know what I mean. I do want to keep in touch better with everyone! I miss all my Uncles, Aunts and cousins too!!! I have pictures for everyone. Please email, text or call me! I miss and love you all!
May 9, 2012
When the phone rings on Sundays, I always think of you. "Karen Kay!", you would say when I answered... "Hi there, Pop!" I would reply.
You'll forever be in my heart, Dad.
I miss you.
QSB. 88's - Karen
May 3, 2012
This being the last time I will be able
to tell you how very much I love You,
how very much I use the skills I have learned
from you over my lifetime! I pray every
night to thank our Lord for taking you
to a better place, to be free of pain,
an to be with Jesus. Dad you are so
missed by all. Stacey & Mike always
liked to bring the kids up for a visit.
You are so missed as Grampa A.& Great-
Grampa A.! Destenee, Anastacia, Kellen,
an now Kenzee, born April 12,2011, will
be told of how their G.G.A. loved them
all. I have my photo of you, with a
bobcat that I look at everyday and smile.I say,"that's my dad!"
Saying good by on the ferry was so
difficult, so permanent! Just know
I will never forget you.
Thank you for being my daddy!
Signing-off. your #1 daughter,
Terrible Terry the Termite!
April 24, 2012
One last fairwell to you Pop. Thanks for being Dad and all that you've done for all of us over our lifetime. I think of you all the time and know your pain is gone. We'll always miss you and have so many great memories to remember. I pray that you know how much we love you, over and out,
April 24, 2012
Dad, I can't believe it's been 2 years now. I'm glad I have pictures to remind me of you...Ken and I have moved that same year and are enjoying life. Our time here really is so short.It's comforting to know you are no longer in pain but in a better place.I love you, Helen
Roy & Dianna Anderson
April 22, 2012
Dad, It's been two years already and not a day goes by that I don't think of you. What you left us has been such a big help in so many ways to so many. Tom has questioned your love for him and I reassured him that you did. He believes me. He loves you and I tell him that you knew it. He really appreciates that he was remembered by you in the way that you requested.
I miss your morning phone call ,"I'm still kicking". I miss putting your groceries away on my way home & washing your dishes. You always apologized for taking up so much of my time and I would tell you, "your my POP and you need me".
One of the things I miss the most is sitting with you and listening to you talk about our family history and your experiences. My biggest regret is not having recorded your stories.
Dianna misses you very much too. She enjoyed buying you presents for all the occasions. I bought her favorite car for her thanks to you.
In case no-one else gets a chance to write again, I will say for all of us, we miss you and thank you for being our dad, grampa, & great-grampa.
Well Dad, this will be my final sign off, Good bye, We Love and miss You, you will forever be remembered Roy & Dianna
May 12, 2011
Dad, We missed you on Saturday when we had a birthday party for Mom. Life is so fragile and short, I feel sorry for people who can't enjoy it. You would have loved to see all the kids, grandkids and great-grandkids that are a part of you and Mom. I'm sure you feel it and are smiling.Love,Helen
May 19, 2010
Great Grandpa. I've felt the need to visit you again. Letting you go into Puget sound on the 15th was the hardest thing I've ever done,but it was your wish. Whenever I'm in doubt I think of you. I'm so proud to be your great grand-daughter. & an Anderson. I love you, forever and always.
May 19, 2010
Pop, We fullfilled your wish last weekend on May 15th, 2010. I know you would have approved. Tom couldn't come due to his illness but I know he loved you and would have come if he had been able. All the rest of us kids were there, mom too. Grand kids and great grandkids. Fred also joined us. John has some news for you!
All of us met at our house afterward. We talked, cried, laughed, looked at pictures, had good food, & your favorite; Dianna's patented potatoe salad.
I sure miss you Dad, we all do. I am still waiting for the phone to ring and hear you say, " I'm still kicking ". I miss our talks when I would stop by.
You gave me knowlege when I was young that developed into a lifelong skill and career that enabled me to support and raise my own family. When I thanked you for that you said, " I guess it just runs in the family". Right again ! Pop !
Saturday, May 15th 2010 It was a great day ! Your son, Roy
May 12, 2010
My Dearest Brothers,Sisters and many other family members,
I want to say how much I feel for all of you in loosing our Dad,
Grampa A, Great Grampa A., Uncle Kayo, Andy and Sid. I know
everyone will miss him, his simple smile and silly laugh! He had
a way of making things seem ok. He would tell me "oh well,it will
be alright." and things seemed to work out ok.I will miss that!
I Love all of you! I don't see many of you often but my heart is
always with all of you. If anyone wants to call me its ok,209-742-5479.
Please say a prayer with me on the 15th,as I can't come to wash-
ington to be with you! Dad would understand that Responsabilities
come first. I talked to him on the 11th of April, He was getting real
tired of being old and disabled! Yet he was happy and always thinking
of others and how they were getting along. I trust that our Lord is
comforting him now and his pain is gone. We will all be fine Dad,
just missing you! Please take care everyone, enjoy life and love each
other.You never know what life has in store for us.
Much love to all. All my thoughts and prayers to you and brother Tom.
May 10, 2010
I have been thinking of what to say and how to start for two weeks now and Im still stuck. Now that it's last minute I better get on it. Maybe that's why my nic-name is Lately. Still know sometimes as Stacey too and also known for years as "Daughter of Terry". I sit here and ponder do I start out with Dear Grampa A? Everyone will read it but him! But now is not the time or place to question if heaven has internet. So I'll share my favorite memories with everyone. There are so many I just need to buckle down and pick a few that come to mind. Many many camping trips with fond memories could be shared but the one that stands out the most is when Chris and I got lost in the woods and Grampa came to the rescuse and being found was short lived because we were fast in so much trouble. The best memory at the house was driving around in the cart pretending to sell fake ice cream to Kenny and Jake!!.. and almost taking out the neighbors fence right after just missing them by a hair. Again fast in trouble. I remember everyone laughing at me cause "Grampa and I weighed the same" on the scale but I knew we did not really. It took all us cousins to some how pile on the scale to realize it only went to a 100lbs and it turned a coulple times on Gramps. And playing with Super Kitty at Grampa's house, that was hours of fun. Hardly anyone to this day believes the cat was trained like a dog and could actually roll over on comand. I always felt like Grampa A was looking out for me cause he was always fixing the planes every time I flew on one. Then finding out that it was his job... it was still amazing to me even years later!!! I can still see him looking up at me through the glass as he walked out from under a plane waving with some part in his hand then he would stop, smile, and I could read his lips say "I love you Stacey" it would make the wait for the plane much better. As all us grandkids got older and moved away I always felt a close and strong bond with Grampa A. I know he had a way that made each one of us feel like "the favorite" My girls Dessy (Destenee) and Stacia (Anastacia) feel that same strong "favorite" bond. We spent many days each summer sharing with my girls about the good ol' days I had with Grampa as a child myself. Although Grampa A never got to see Kellen (Born Oct 12, 2009) in person. He got to hear him and he heard me call Kellen "KO". I found out durning that phone call with grampa that it was also his nic-name as a child too. I know I don't have to wait for heaven to get wifi to know Grampa loves me and I'm confident he for sure knows I love him very much. I'm selfishly sad to see him pass but understand it was time. Keeping in touch and talking to him often really helps with the passing part. But I still feel cheated on that one last visit just as everyone must feel. So lets all stay better in touch!!! I miss Grampa A a lot!!! Lets not let anyone elso get cheated out of family time. Please call me any time. Stacey A.
May 2, 2010
Dear Great Grandpa,
I am greatful that we were able to celebate the holidays with you. And glad that you got to see Clara as a baby. Also, I'm glad you got to know me, Kelsey, and Clara. I'm also greatful that we got to know you too.I will always keep you in my heart.
I will miss you.
Love you always,
May 2, 2010
Dear, great grandpa
i'm glad you got to know me and let me get to know you. we shared a lot of memories, like holiday pictures and visiting you.
I will always miss you,
love your great grand daughter,
May 2, 2010
Thank you for embracing me as part of your family. I will always remember your quiet chuckly laugh and small humble smiles. We always loved having you join us for holiday and birthday dinners. I'm so glad Kaelyn and Kelsey were able to build memories with you and they will be old enough to truly remember you and that you had the chance to hold Clara several times in the past year.
We love you, rest in peace
Your grand-daughter Shannan
May 1, 2010
I'm so glad for all the memories.
From camping and holidays,to rides in the old scooters.Lunch on the patio,to listening to old stories.From being lifted to the ceiling in the palm of your hands,to just visiting on the phone.I'm greatful you were able to see the family grow,and get to know my wife and your great grand-daughters.
I also know where my interest in
mechanical and hands on do-it-yourself projects comes from.
Be at peace and God bless you.
We all loved you.
Your grandson,Chris Anderson
P.S. Dad, thanks for helping grandpa,it is nice to know you could be there for him.
April 30, 2010
How I will miss you! I will always remember our talks at 5:30 Am.! (You and I were the only ones awake at that hour!) Whenever I needed anything you were there. I will always remember our adventures. B.C.Ferry trip, (how you loved the phosphorous water and the sound of the ocean.) Salmon fishing on that, “ugly red boat!” Camping in the Olympic Nat. Forest, (with its hitch-hiking Indians and out of gas, milk shake coated Chryslers), yeah, us! Thank you for taking us to Montana, the -30 below temperatures are just as the day i was born, (Where work pants stand on their own.) Hunting was the best! (You always told me I had a good eye!) The smell of gun oil and campfire will be with me always. You were so amazing, so smart! You built everything from TV’s and radios, to car engines, (the proof was all over the laundry-room and smelled of gasoline!), to flying aircraft better than some pilots, at least on your computer simulator! Thank you for my common sense, and teaching me to never doubt myself. To stand up and be the best I can be!
Going to “bent” lake at nearly dark was a blast! Just pack dinner up and let’s go freeze our butts off? Okie-Dokie! Building the snowball forts, now that was cool, but dumping out water on the sidewalk and let to freeze for our ice rink was ok? Not! I just didn’t want to be seen in that Root-beer colored Hudson!
I can hear you say, “Poor, old, sick, tired, worn-out, over-worked Pop!” or,” I’m going to see a man about a dog.” Don’t worry Dad, I’ll always know what a “gizmo” is! (The “goop” is on the shelve!) So now you are in a loving, safe, peaceful place with our Lord. (Peek over your shoulder, that’s where the whitetails are!) I’m happy for you and I’ll always remember, “My Pop loves me!”
” I just can’t say good-by,”
I’ll just say, “See you later Pop!”
Terrible Terry the Termite!
P.S. When we meet again the code is;
“Ugga-Ugga Boo, Ugga Boo-Boo Ugga!!!”
P.S.S. I guess i can tell you now Dad, I nearly tore the bumper off the old Dodge pick-up, so i fixed it! Leaned it with good RPM's against a phone pole, worked great nobody noticed? Good! Later!
Swede & Lynn Reynolds
April 29, 2010
Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the entire Anderson family over the loss of your Father, husband and dearest friend. Sid was always a good neighbor to us and we will surely miss him. Lynn and Swede Reynolds
April 28, 2010
Dad-There are so many memories of you! "Who wants to go to the lake?" Asked at dusk when we had already been there all day but now had to put on our cold ,wet bathing suits if we wanted to go back.(Who didn't?) We ruled Angle Lake with those John Deere sized Inner Tubes!! Thanks for not yelling too loud when we watered down the sidewalk to have a place to slide when it froze over. Thank you for the fun times , I know you're tipping a hat to all of us. Love, your daugther, Helen
April 28, 2010
Dad,There are so many memories of you. "Who wants to go to the lake?", even though it was dusk and we had to put on cold, wet bathing suits (we'd already been there all day) we were always game. We ruled with those John Deere sized Inner tubes. Thank you for all the fun times. Love, your daughter Helen
April 22, 2010
to my dear children,Roy,Teresa, Helen, John, Thomas, Karen, my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Dad.Sid was my husband for 32 years.You are the most wonderful treasures of our life together.He is in the Lords arms now and in no pain.May God bless him. Juanita
April 19, 2010
sorry about our loss of my uncle KAYO i dont know any one that called him by any other name. my mom mimi,his sister helen, the hoffman branch, the akerlund branch,i guess any one that has known him for a long time, sixtyfive years in my case. my mother mary anderson akerlund lynch, told me his nickname came to him as a child from the hat he constantly wore, just like the kid in the moon mullins comic strip. all my side of the family wouldnt know who you were talking about,with out a pause for thought.he used to ride us kids around on that big motorcycle,boy! that was exciting and after the flood he was there to help. ROY;now that you are the patriarch of the family would tou please find the family genelogy book that i loaned uncle KAYO?? it was made by my sister carla jean and it is precious to me, and uncle KAYO promised me he would get it back to me it has a history and pic. of the early akerlund family and the anderson family KAYO has had it for a couple of months. my ph#425 255 5497 i will really appreciate its return. thanks im going to miss knowing that kayo is there he always seemed larger than life and it was easy to belive on some level that he would always be there. yours sincerly FRED AKERLUND.
April 19, 2010
If I ever needed anything, I knew I could ask my dad. How fortunate I’ve been all these years to be one of the many recipients of his unconditional love.
Dad loved his family very much and I know he appreciated all they did for him in recent years as his health declined, especially his sons and their families.
He will be deeply missed-- his storytelling, his contagious laughter, the sparkle in his eyes, and his unconditional love.
I love you, Dad, you'll always be in my heart.
April 18, 2010
kayo, i'm going to miss you and our phone calls.there are so many memories over the years,especially thru our first 30 years.you are in a place now of no pain,but you are still here in our hearts.barb sends her love too.much sympathy to your family,ihope to be able to contact them. rosemary
April 17, 2010
good bye Dad,I'm going to miss you. I will always remember you and know that you are in good hands now. Thank you for all you've done for me.I'll keep that last hug in my heart forever,God bless you.I love you Dad
Your son John
April 16, 2010
I will never, ever, ever forget you and the joy you brought into my life. I'll keep you in my heart, my future, my life, forever & always. I love you, so much. May God take care of you. your pain is gone now, enjoy heaven. I will find comfort knowing your taken care of, and are watching over the family.
April 16, 2010
Dad [POP], Thank you for bringing me into this life. Your pain is over now so rest with God. You won't have to worry about squirrels sneaking in through your door any more ! I LOVE YOU ! and I am glad we told each other so the last time I saw you on the 12th. My heart is heavy, good bye Dad, and God bless.
Your # 1 son Roy