Berge (Skip) Alan Anderson, DDS Jesus said... "Because I live, Ye shall live also" John 14:19
Skip passed on to Heaven May 30th, 2011 at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle after a long battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
He was born to Berge and Alice Anderson in Yuma, AZ on January 26, 1944. Skip grew up in Olympia and remained close friends with many of his classmates. He had fond memories of playing football for Olympia High School. At Washington State University he earned a Bachelor of Arts, was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, and became a loyal fan of Cougar athletics.
His love of flying led to his first career as a pilot for TWA. Wanting a more secure and settled life for his family, he followed his dad and uncles into dentistry, graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 1979, and moved back to Olympia where he and his brother Rod joined in practice at Westside Dental for over 30 years.
Skip enjoyed bird hunting and raised various sporting dogs. Even his Standard Poodles, Baylee and Lucy, had to try hunting. He loved coaching and mentoring his sons and their friends in basketball, soccer and football. He encouraged young people to take advantage of all the opportunities the United States has to offer.
Skip is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ellen, and her mother Lori Kernander, their son Garrick (Janie), and grandchildren Asia and Ezra, their son Ryan (Paige) and grandchildren Shaye and Caleb, their son Kyle, his sister Verree Parks, his brother Rod (Carol), and many loved cousins, nieces, and nephews.