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Miller Memorial Chapel

1120 West Goshen Ave, Visalia, CA

OBITUARY

Kevin Michael Anderson

October 14, 1958March 21, 2020

Kevin Michael Anderson Oct, 14, 1958 – Mar, 21, 2020 Visalia, California

Kevin Michael “Kev” Anderson, 61, passed away on March, 21, 2020 in Visalia, CA after his courageous and graceful battle with cancer.

Kevin was born to Burrel and Janet Anderson in Upland, CA on October 14, 1958. He graduated from Santa Ana High School in 1976. Kevin recently retired from Edison International after a very successful 27-year career as a substation operator.

Kevin was the baby boy of the family as he has three older siblings, Cheryl, Dana, and Jay. Kevin spent several summers at shaver lake as a teenager, where he met and eventually married, the love of his life Pamela Suzanne Anderson. They were married for 27 years at the time of his death.

Besides spending time with his family and friends, Kevin had a true passion for hunting, fishing, and camping. He loved to have family game nights (even if most of them might have involved some poker or card playing), he also enjoyed grilling tri-tips and deep frying his turkeys! As many know he also enjoyed watching his favorite TV shows such as I Love Lucy, The 3 Stooges, and of course The Andy Griffith Show. He had an incredible work ethic that he instilled in his daughters from an early age. He taught them what hard work looked like and that nothing in life was free. During the later years of his life he finally got the Harley that he always dreamed of and spent a lot of time just going for rides and revving that engine so loud for everyone to hear!.

Kevin is preceded in death by his parents, Burrel and Janet Anderson and his sister-in-law, Donna Anderson.

Kevin is survived by his wife, Pamela, his daughter Nicole Anderson (Cory) of San Diego, CA, daughter, Kimberly Forster (Zach) of Kula, HI, sister, Cheryl Avila (Tony) of Visalia, CA, brother, Dana Anderson of Las Vegas, NV, brother, Jay Anderson (Maria) of Visalia, CA, in addition to numerous grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews and of course, his beloved dog, Rooroo.

Kevin was a wonderful father, husband, and friend. He will be greatly missed and will be remembered for the love and support he showed his family and friends and for the incredible strength he showed.

Private family services will be held. Tributes and condolences may be made at www.millerchapel.com.

In lieu of flowers or gifts we ask that you please consider making a donation in the Memory of Kevin Anderson to the Sequoia Regional Cancer Center at https://www.kaweahdelta.org/Donations.aspx

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Bryan Lopez

April 1, 2020

Uncle Boot,

Not very often is there someone who comes into your life and impacts it in a life changing way. Not only were you like family to me, but you were also an amazing friend. I’ll never forget the good times that we’ve shared together, and all of the dumb things we’ve done. Thank you for help shaping me, and molding me into the man that I am today. You will not be forgotten. This is not a “good bye” only a “I will see you later”. I love you Uncle Boot, and thank you...for everything.

Jay Anderson

March 28, 2020

Thinking about my big, little brother.

I've been thinking for a week or so about writing something for Kevin.

Thinking about who Kevin was and what he meant to me and others who knew him, loved him, spent time with him and grew up and older with him.

Thinking about sitting with him after a day of fishing or hunting or just hanging, cold beer in our hands, telling stories and laughing about the ridiculous stuff we pulled over the years and got away with.

Thinking about how he dearly loved his family and friends.

Thinking about how a big, strong, gruff guy like him could be so darn sensitive.

Thinking about what a hard-headed, opinionated guy he was and how he could really tick me off sometimes.

Thinking about how he and I were a lot alike in this and many respects. From our love of good rock music (he could always carry a tune) to our pursuit of grilling, serving and enjoying that perfectly done Tri-Tip roast.

Thinking also, that like him, how we are all far from perfect but, thankfully and mercifully, forgiven by the grace of God.

Maybe I'm thinking too much but, I will miss him terribly and will think of him often.

Garrett Lopez

March 27, 2020

Uncle Boot,

Thank you for some really great memories. I think back on some of the insane crazy things that Bryan and I did with you while we were still teenagers, which make them even better. From going shooting clay pidgins with a good buzz going at age 14 max. To you, Bryan, and I bring out the Jack Daniels and bug zapper. That right there is already a recipe for disaster. Well sure enough, next thing you know there we all are with our shirts off zapping our nipples god knows why. But, we had the most fun. Laughing so hard that we wake up Auntie Boot and my Mom. Man they were so mad at first until they saw what we were doing and joined the contagious laughing partying. That’s a great memory. Thank you Uncle Boot for everything.

- Garrett

Taryn Gilbert

March 27, 2020

A Tribute to my Dear Friend Kevin,

You were always a brother to me, kind and generous in sharing your home to me and my family, and your precious time. We had some of the best times together with our families. Playing poker, gambling, drinking and laughing until we couldn’t laugh anymore. I thought you had more time here and that I will dearly miss. So, with the wind in our hair and the sun in our eyes, I cherished our friendship as life’s greatest prize. Now that you are gone, I will miss the days we would get together. I will remember all the beautiful memories, and never forget.

There are only a handful of people who come into your world, and touch your life in a dramatic fashion. Some of the people are just flickers of light during a long life, while others are consistent glows for years. For me, Kevie you were a consistent glow. I will miss you dearly Uncle Boot. Until we see each other again, I guess this is goodbye for now.
Love you and miss you tremendously,
Auntie T
XXXOOO

Austin Gouveia

March 25, 2020

Kevin was an great foster father to me, and an even greater example of what a man should be. He was an exceptionally hard worker and I'll never forget the family dinners watching Jeopardy and SNL with him. Whenever I hear a Harley I always think of Kevin. My love, thoughts, and prayers to the family he left behind particularly his daughter Nicole with whom he shared an immense bond.

Ronna Anderson

March 25, 2020

Kevin is my cousin on my fathers side, the only one I have met since childhood. I remember meeting him at his fathers retirement party from S. Cal Edison years ago. We were FB friends. I didn’t have much contact with him but the little I did have I remember fondly. He was kind to me, and funny and very outspoken with his political views. It’s sad that life goes by so fast, and that more solid connections with family are never made. I am very sorry about his loss, I wish I could have known him in real life. My condolences to his family..:

Kevin Ferris

March 25, 2020

Even though we never met in person the couple of times we spoke during your phone calls with my wife, your cousin Julie here in Texas was enjoyable and entertaining as we touched on the political climate in recent months...and I appreciate what you and Pam did for Caden during his time spent in California. God speed Sir my thoughts and prayers for the Family.
God Bless!

Carrol Holdsworth

March 25, 2020

Kevin was one of my special foster parents that I just felt a connection with. I have always felt a special bond with you Pam, Kevin and Kim. I will always remember Kevin sitting on the front porch at the Tipton house enjoying (a well deserved) beer and a cigarette. He usually looked pretty exhausted from just getting off of work. He was probably one of the hardest working men I’ve known. He always took the time, however, to visit and share with me how things were going.
It was very obvious that he loved his family very much. He was unique (in a good way) and that is part of what made him special. Behind his gruff personality, there was a sweet and kind man.
He will be missed.
Love and prayers to all of his family
Carrol

Nicole Anderson

March 25, 2020

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