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Anna Marie Anderson

Anna Marie Anderson



Anna Marie Anderson, known best as Ann, passed away in Boise on Friday, March 24, 2017.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 28 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4848 N Five Mile Rd, Boise, ID 83713. A reception will follow the service. Burial will be at Dry creek Cemetery. Services are under the direction of the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel.

Ann was born on April 21, 1933 in Nampa, Idaho as the second daughter of Everett and Mildred Campbell. She was raised in Bellevue and attended Bellevue High School where she was student body President and a member of the girls’ basketball team.

Ann continued her education at Idaho State University, followed by The University of Idaho where she was a proud member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority.

While in Boise working at Idaho Power as an Executive Assistant, Ann met the love of her life, Virgil Dean Anderson on a blind date. They married in April 1965 and were blessed with five children – Linda Irwin, Susan Perlow, Pam Anderson Humphrey, Kim Anderson and Debbie Mooney. In 1967 Ann and Virgil went into the laundry and dry cleaning business and bought McRae’s Cleaners, which they owned for nearly 20 years.

Ann and Virgil spent much of their life traveling. They enjoyed camping in Idaho’s forests, exploring the sites in Europe, enjoying the beauty of Alaska and spent many hours on their boat cruising from Anacortes into Canada. One of the true joys of her life was traveling with her children and grandchildren on family vacations in Mexico. Ann was a devoted wife, and mother. She and her husband, Virgil, were married for 36 ½ years.

Ann was involved in many volunteer activities throughout the community including the Assistance League of Boise and Soroptimist International. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church and loved participating in bible study and numerous church activities. She enjoyed the time she spent with friends, playing bridge, golfing and traveling with good friends Judy Mendiola and Anne Rogers.

Ann is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Virgil, father and mother, Everett and Mildred Campbell, sister, Catherine Lindsay, and daughter, Linda Irwin.

She is survived by her loving children, Susan Perlow, grandson Brian and his wife Amy of Canton, Ohio; granddaughter, Caren Perry and her husband John of Phoenix, Arizona; granddaughter Katey Anderson and her husband Russell of Meridian; Daughter Pam Anderson Humphrey and her husband Ray of Meridian, and two granddaughters Veronica Adams, husband Chuck, and Allison Loven, husband Lamar; Son Kim Anderson, his wife Tracy, and grandson, Erin; Daughter Debbie Mooney, her husband Jeff of Boise, and two granddaughters Kristin Dascenzo, husband Devin, and Erin, plus 11 great grandchildren.

Ann is also survived by her brother, Jim Campbell of Wendell and his wife Lucil e, brother-in-law Kent Anderson, his wife Shirley of Rigby, plus numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a charity of your choice in Ann's Memory.
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