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Alice Anderson


March 22, 2016

July 24, 1939 - March 20, 2016

Alice Gail Anderson, 76, of Sweet Home died March 20, 2016.

She was born July 24, 1939 in Wright City, Okla. to Johnnie and Sentha Rachel (Coran) Harris.

She moved with her family to the Oregon area when she was 7 years old. She met and married William E. Anderson when she was 16.

Together they had eight children. That marriage later ended in divorce.

Mrs. Anderson moved to California in 1973, where she attended Porterville College and worked at the State Hospital as a psychiatric technician nurse until she retired.

She met Dewey Parks in 1978. They returned to Oregon and moved to Sweet Home in 1997.

She attended Holley Christian Church with her family. She loved crocheting hats and scarves for family and friends. She loved family outings, camping and making sure everyone was well fed.

Mrs. Anderson is survived by her partner, Dewey Parks of Sweet Home; children William and daughter-in-law Lorie Anderson of LaPine, Diane and son-in-law Robert Daggett, also of Lapine, Sandra Townsend and partner Ralph of Canby, Darlene and son-in-law Joe Davis of Sweet Home, Edward and daughter-in-law Naomi Anderson of Crescent, James and daughter-in-law Paige Anderson of Crooked River Ranch, and Karen and son-in-law James Davis of Sweet Home; siblings Delores Groshong, Johnny Dale Thorpe, Barbara DuBray, David Harris, Kennth Harris, Carmen Bostic; 17 grandchildren; and 19-plus great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Patrick Norman Anderson; son-in-law Gary Townsend; sister Pamela Rameriz; parents Johnnie and Sentha Harris; and husband William Anderson

A funeral service is planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, at Holley Christian Church. Final burial will be at Gilliland Cemetery.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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