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Nancy J. Anderson

Nancy J. Anderson

Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Indians elder Nancy Jane Anderson walked on, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen. She was 67. Nancy was born Nov. 6, 1945 in Seattle, Wash., to Chester and Myrtle (Boutin) Anderson.

She graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1963 and moved to Montesano in 1968.

Nancy had worked as a bartender at the Eagles, Moose and 40 et 8. She was a life member and very active in the Montesano V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary, serving as past volunteer secretary/treasurer. She was a volunteer cook/bartender and publisher of the V.F.W. newsletter. Nancy organized placement and participated with placing flags on Veterans Day. She was a life member of the Women of the Moose in Montesano and also a life member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Elma.

Nancy enjoyed camping/RVing, traveling with friends, going to casinos, playing pinochle at the Montesano Senior Center, cribbage and collecting Native American items.

Her son Alan Thomas Bjorndahl was born on Valentine’s Day and she never fully recovered when he passed; that day, Nancy lost her heart to her Valentine.

She is survived by two sisters Linnea Ekman of Aberdeen and Charlie Moxley of North Bend, Ore.; two nieces and four nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Kenneth Anderson.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 23, at the Montesano V.F.W.

Memorials are suggested to the Montesano V.F.W. or PAWS of Grays Harbor.

To sign the online book of memories or to light a memorial candle please visit

Arrangements are by Harrison Family Mortuary of Aberdeen.