Jesus said… "I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live." John 11:25 Carl Gilbert Anderson ('Andy') Carl ('Andy') was born in Sioux City, Iowa on July 17, 1918 to the proud parents Emil and Karin Anderson. Emil and Karin were both immigrants from Sweden. Andy was the third of five children. His siblings are Eleanor, Clifford, Margaret and Maurice. The family moved to Oregon and lived in North Portland. Andy's mother passed away when he was 11 and his older...
Jesus said… "I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live."
Carl Gilbert Anderson ('Andy')
Carl ('Andy') was born in Sioux City, Iowa on July 17, 1918 to the proud parents Emil and Karin Anderson. Emil and Karin were both immigrants from Sweden. Andy was the third of five children. His siblings are Eleanor, Clifford, Margaret and Maurice.
The family moved to Oregon and lived in North Portland. Andy's mother passed away when he was 11 and his older sister Eleanor dropped out of school to take care of the family. His father Emil ran a shoe repair in North Portland.
Andy graduated from Jefferson High School. His best friend in high school, Glen Genovich remained a great friend through out his life.
Andy met the love of his life, Sarah Diza Jones Couper from Payette, Idaho when she came to visit her uncle Norman who lived next door to Andy.
Andy served in the United States Army during World War II and was deployed to Guadalcanal and New Caledonia. His rank was Sergeant First Class, he worked with munitions and received a medal for Good Conduct.
Andy and Diza were married in 1945 when he returned from New Caledonia.
Andy was so proud to have been able to serve his country. He loved the United States and often commented on the beauty of the American Flag blowing in the wind.
After he was discharged from the Army, Andy got a job with J E Hazeltine & Co. by going into the office with a pair of work pants over his arm and telling Mr. Hazeltine that he was looking for a job. Mr. Hazeltine asked: "Son, when can you start?" Andy replied: "Right now Sir, these are my work pants!" Mr. Hazeltine hired him on the spot. Andy loved to tell this story to his children and grandchildren.
Andy worked in the Hazeltine steel warehouse where he almost lost his foot when a palate of steel fell on it. Luckily he found a surgeon who was able to reconstruct and save his foot.
Andy and Diza bought a house in Vancouver, Washington but eventually Andy was promoted to a salesman with J E Hazeltine's and took over a sales territory in Eastern Oregon and Idaho.
So, in 1947 Andy and Diza moved to Payette, Idaho and for a while they lived with Diza's parents, Merrill and Alice Couper. Andy and Diza had their first daughter, Linda Alice on April 22, 1947. They eventually bought a house in Payette that was right next door to Diza's brother and his wife, Charles and Bernice Couper. While in Payette, Andy and Diza attended the Payette Presbyterian Church.
Andy and Diza moved back to Portland in the early 50's and had their second daughter, Julia Louise. In 1954, Andy got a job as a welding supply salesman with Industrial Air Products.
Andy and Diza were active members of Cherry Park Methodist Church.
They remained in Portland until 1961 when Andy was promoted to the manager of the Industrial Air Products store in Spokane, Washington. They lived in Spokane for 2 years and then moved back to the Beaverton area. Industrial Air Products eventually merged with Liquid Air (Air L'quide of France). Andy became the General Sales Manager for the Northwest.
Andy and Diza purchased a vacation home at Gleneden Beach, Oregon and eventually moved there after Andy retired from Liquid Air in 1981. Andy loved the beach and liked working with wood, building picnic tables, planters, bird houses and garden decorations. After Diza passed away April 28, 1988; Andy remained at Gleneden Beach.
Andy fell in love again and married Lois Joan Sterling. Andy and Joan continued to live for a while at the Beach and then moved to Timberline Rim near Mt. Hood.
Eventually they moved to Dallas Oregon near Joan's son Phil Sterling and daughter-in-law Roberta ('Bert'). Andy and Joan loved being in Dallas near Phil and 'Bert'. The country setting gave them plenty to keep them busy helping with livestock, gardening and even raising chickens. Andy and Joan attended the Baptist Church in Dallas.
Due to both Andy and Joan's health issues, Andy moved to McLoughlin Place Assisted Living in 2007. He loved his friends and the staff at McLoughlin Place.
His second wife, Joan passed away April 13, 2009.
Andy remained at the McLoughlin Place until his passing.
Andy in his younger years loved to fish and bird hunt. He would duck hunt on Sauvie Island with his good friend Glen when he was in High School. He would hunt for pheasants in Eastern Oregon with Diza's relatives near Pendleton. Andy was an excellent marksman and always provided a feast of pheasants for dinner.
He fished with his brothers on Sauvie Island. He also would later fish with Diza and the girls in the streams of Idaho, on the Columbia River and in the lakes near Spokane. When fishing with his girls, he spent much of the time patiently untangling their lines.
Andy also loved to travel and took his family on many trips to California, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, the Oregon and Washington Coasts, Eastern Oregon and Idaho.
He loved friends and family and gatherings where all could spend time together.
Andy also liked to play golf and enjoyed the out doors. Andy always tried his best to eat healthy and stay fit by exercising and walking. He even at times helped lead exercises at the McLoughlin Place.
He liked watching boxing and kick boxing on TV. He also liked Dancing with the Stars. He loved to dance in his younger years and this show brought back many memories.
Andy loved everyone. He always had a smile on his face and had a kind word for everyone he met. He loved to sing and many commented that he always was singing on his way to his meals at the McLoughlin Place.
Andy was a 50+ Year Member if Masonic Temple, Washoe Lodge No.28 in Payette, Idaho.
He was also a member of the Elks.
Andy loved the Lord and always attended Bible Study at the McLoughlin Place.
Andy was preceded in death by both of his wives, his daughter Julia Louise Smith, his niece Karen Youngman and his brothers and sisters.
Andy is survived by his daughter Linda Anderson, granddaughters Nicole Loop (husband Brian), Brenda Hodgen and Alexis Smith; great grandsons Brandon Hodgen, Joel Anderson and Brian Loop; and great great grandson Tavyn Hodgen. Also survived by nephews and nieces who lovingly called him "Uncle Gil". Nephews: Bruce Hill (wife Nancy), Robert Anderson, Gilbert Ferguson (wife Jan), Darrell Ferguson (wife Portia), Richard Couper (wife Sue) and Norman Couper. Nieces: Vikki Biggs (husband Brian), Andrea Anderson and Diane Couper. Additionally survived by stepson's Phil Sterling (wife Roberta) and Dick Sterling (wife Laurie) and stepdaughter Patty Gaunt.
In lieu of flowers in remembrance of Andy, charitable contributions can be made to:
VFW Post 4248, 7118 SE Fern Ave., Portland, Oregon 97206