Mina E. Anderson
Private cremation rites have been held for Mina E. Anderson, 98, of Coos Bay, OR, and recently of Newberg, OR. No services will be held. Mina was born October 15, 1919 in Great Falls, Montana and grew up on the family ranch on the Shonkin and passed away, April 25, 2018 in Newberg.
Mina married Kenneth R. Anderson September 14, 1941. Mina graduated from Fort Benton High School in 1937 and from Montana State in 1944. Mina and Ken moved to Coos Bay in 1946. Mina was a homemaker until 1956, when she began teaching Kindergarten, she retired 32 years later in 1982. Their retirement years were spent working in the yard, walking on the beach and spending time with family and friends, who were very important to both Ken and Mina.
Mina is survived by 3 children, sons, Kenneth R. Anderson, Jr., his wife Helen of Puyallup, WA, Darryl P. Anderson his wife Judith of Aumsville, OR, daughter Kathy R. Cicoria her husband Charles of Newberg, OR, grandchildren, Lynette L. Nelson her husband Darin of Vancouver, WA, Kenneth R. Anderson, III, his wife Alix of Seattle, WA, Anthony W. Cicoria his wife Lisa of Aloha, OR, Wendy A. Grassmann her husband Gerald of Coeur d'Alene, ID; 8 great-grandchildren; Madison, Sydney, and Rachael Nelson of Vancouver, WA, Brooke and McKenna Anderson of Seattle, WA, Hailey and Wesley Cicoria of Aloha, OR, and Colton Grassmann of Coeur d'Alene, ID.
Mina was preceded in death by her husband Ken Anderson, her parents Oria Wesley and Ann Mae Nottingham, 5 brothers, Wesley, Wendell, Oria, Edward, and George Nottingham and 2 sisters, Anna Mae Carlson and Ida Brust.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Talking Book and Braille Services, Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97310-0645.
Arrangements are under the directions of Attrell's Funeral Chapels, Newberg & Sherwood, (503) 538-2191, www.attrells.com to leave condolences for the family.