Patrick William Anderson
Patrick William Anderson died on May 18, 2010 at his home after an extended illness. Pat was 80 years old. He was born in Seattle, WA on July 17, 1929 to Harold and Margaret (Potter) Anderson. They both preceded him in death. When Pat was 17, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps where he served upon an aircraft carrier. At the end of World War II, he served in the Reserves and was called back into action, in 1951, during the Korean Conflict. He married Mary E. Williamson on March 25, 1949. She survives at their family home in Maple Valley. Pat was employed at Western Electric in Seattle in 1948. He retired after 32 years. Pat and Mary were instrumental in building the Covington Community Church of the Brethren. Pat served for many years as the church’s moderator. He and Mary also served as foster parents to a multitude of children. Pat was a major player in the development and building of Camp Koinonia, located in Cle Elum, WA. Through the Church of the Brethren, he volunteered with Disaster Relief, both as child care specialists and in rebuilding efforts. This work took him to various parts of the United States and beyond. In his free time, Pat enjoyed woodcarving. Besides his parents, one sister, Marge Stilwell (Alaska), preceded him in death. He is survived by sisters Jean Moser, Carol Ronan and Arlene (Gil) Nash, all of Seattle; brothers-in-laws Robert Maffey, Oroville, CA, and Murray Wray Williamson, Pinehurst, North Carolina; his children Nick (Beth) Holstrom, Wenatchee, Karen Shreve, Lynnwood, Anna Mancini, Bellingham, Theresa Holstrom, Oregon, Marlene (Ron) Thomasson, Ocean Shores, Angela Holstrom, Bellingham, Max (Luci) Anderson, Moses Lake, Patrick (Bridget) Anderson, Maple Valley; 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Remembrances may be made to Providence Hospice Seattle Foundation, 425 Pontius Ave. N. #300, Seattle, WA 98109.