Myrtle Anderson was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, who freely gave love and generosity to all those around her. She left this world after a long and independent life on August 8, 2021 at age 98.
She was born to William and Annie Grice on March 2, 1923. She grew up on a small farm in Shreveport, Louisiana along with 10 brothers and sisters. After graduating from high school, Myrtle moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and worked in organizations that honored her devout Christian faith, sending the money home to her family in Louisiana.
She met her husband, James Anderson, in Minnesota and together they had 2 children, Dorothy and Robert. The family lived many years in Oregon, where the children grew up. Following the death of her husband, Myrtle moved to Minnesota where her grandchildren lived. In Minnesota she met her best friend Don Dalquist, and spent her last 15 years enjoying his loving companionship.
Myrtle was a skilled and prolific quilter and there are many friends enjoying her quilts today. She worked in real estate while in Oregon, but her true love was making other people happy. Many of Dorothy and Robert’s friends found a home-away-from-home under Myrtle’s care and generosity.
She loved playing bridge and spent many hours with her friends at the bridge table and many more at home heatedly debating the merits of a no-trump bid"
Even before she had children, Myrtle wanted to be a grandmother and she was able to experience the joy of being the best grandmother possible to her grandchildren Tesla and Cooper. She referred to Tesla as her “precious” and got immense pleasure and pride from her grandson Cooper.
Myrtle was able to share in her children’s lives and in the love of her children’s spouses Christina Anderson and Cris Stainbrook. The family has a treasure trove of memories and we are so grateful that she lived a long life full of beautiful memories with all of us.
A funeral service is scheduled for 10 am on August 21, 2921 at the Mattson funeral home on 343 North Shore Drive. Visitation is at 9:00 - 10:00. All who knew Myrtle are welcome. Flowers can be sent to the funeral home, or In lieu of flowers she would have liked a donation to Habitat for Humanity on her behalf.