Robert Edwin Anderson Junior
Robert Edwin Anderson Junior was born May 29, 1926 in San Francisco, California to Lorraine and Robert Edwin Anderson. He passed away peacefully on December 15, 2018 at the Hospice House in Spokane, Washington.
Bob grew up in Yuba City, California, excelling in academics and athletics. After being elected student body president and lettering in several sports, he graduated from Yuba City Union High School in 1944. He was then appointed to the US Military Academy at West Point.
After World War II he moved on to Stanford University, where he achieved a master’s degree in business administration. He loved spending time at Lake Tahoe, where he met his future bride Diane vanderZee on the beach at Meeks Bay Resort in 1948.
After marrying in 1951, they moved to Hawaii where he was an efficiency expert for the Oahu sugar cane plantation, until soon after their first child came along. Bob and Diane returned to California, and he began his career with Wells Fargo Bank. They raised four children together and enjoyed spending time at their lake cabin as much as possible.
Bob was a voracious reader, often having a pile of library books on his desk at home, and loved golfing with Diane. Once he retired from the bank, the two of them often traveled to far-off places with their golf clubs in tow. Family and friends remained the most important things in his life. Bob will be remembered as always greeting others with a warm smile, showing kindness to those he met, and caring about Lake Tahoe and the people who lived there. Tall, humble, tender-hearted Bob was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife Diane, his parents, and his sister Charlotte.
Bob is survived by his sister Judy, sons Thomas (Barbara) Anderson, James (Jagoda) Perich-Anderson, and Richard (Barbara) Anderson, daughter Elizabeth (Lance) Bousley, grandsons Michael (Katie) Bousley, and Noah Anderson, granddaughters Ariel Bousley, Hannah Anderson, and Moriah (Lavelle) Thompson, and great-grandchildren Parker and Quinn Bousley.
A private memorial service will take place at a later date.
Donations in Bob’s name may be made to the North Lake Tahoe Boys & Girls Club at BGCNLT, P O Box 1617, Kings Beach, CA 96143.
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