Obituary: Verla Anderson
Aug. 7, 1923 – June 26, 2013
We mourn the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Verla Orvalaine Anderson. Verla passed away peacefully in her sleep after a long illness on June 26, 2013. She was at home, with family and friends at her side.
Verla was a lifelong resident of the Carson Valley. She was born on August 7, 1923, to Heinrich and Frieda Hellwinkel. She graduated from Douglas High School, and married Henry Lloyd Anderson August 30, 1942. Verla worked as a bookkeeper for the Carson Valley Mercantile Company, Minden Mercantile, and Copeland Lumber. She loved gardening and tending to her beautiful flowers, and cooking and baking for her family. She was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Verla was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her two sisters, Vernita Pohl and Dolores Mortimer.
She is survived by her three children: Lloyd of Gainesville, Florida, Jim (Cheryl) of Minden and Karen Benavidez of Victorville, California; five grandchildren: Lloydina, Rachel, Eric, Brett, and Crystal; and three great-grandchildren: Jaxon, Taylor, and Melody; who will miss her dearly. Verla’s loving, caring dedication to her family will always be remembered.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 11 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, with the burial to follow at Garden Cemetery in Gardnerville. There will be a viewing the evening before, Monday, July 1, from 6 to 7:30, at Walton’s Funeral Home on Church Street in Gardnerville.
The family would like to thank Danielle and the rest of the Vista Care Hospice staff for all their kindness and care.