Kenneth G Anderson, 81, former long-term resident of Greenbank, Wash., passed away peacefully at his home in Eagle, Idaho with his wife at his side on Dec. 17, 2019.
Ken was born Sept. 7, 1938 to Victor and Sybil Anderson in Phoenix, Ariz. He attended Phoenix public schools, Stanford University and Harvard University, receiving an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and master’s in business.
On Aug. 6, 1961, Ken married Vava Gotlund in Pacific Grove, Calif. They had two sons, Kent Gregory and Nicholas Mark.
Ken went on to work for Pacific Bell, which became AT&T. He worked in a variety of management positions over the next 31 years, until his retirement as vice president of operator services.
On April 7, 1997, Ken and Lynda Bradley were married on the island of Maui. They moved to Jacksonville, Fla., where Ken welcomed his first granddaughter, Alexis Nichole.
In 2000, Ken and Lynda built their dream home on Honeymoon Bay on Whidbey Island, Wash. It was on Whidbey that Ken got to experience many hours of sailing on his 65-foot sailboat, Ceilidh (Kay’lee) and was one of the original founders of the South Whidbey Yacht Club.
They developed many lifelong friends, a beautiful church family at St. Augustine’s in-the-Woods Episcopal Church and many wonderful memories over the next 12 years.
As Ken’s health was declining, they sold their dream home and moved to Eagle to be closer to family and help.
He was preceded in death by his parents and older brother, Vic.
Ken is survived by his wife, Lynda; sons, Kent (Edie) and Nick (Jennifer); Lynda’s children, Tim Bradley (Tina), Tammy Gordon (Bill), and Kacy Proctor ( Jim); 19 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22 at St. Augustine’s in Freeland. A remembrance/wake will begin at 3 p.m. with the service to follow.