Robert Duane Anderson
08/02/1930 – 11/02/2012
Bob Anderson was blessed to have a very long life and a wonderful loving family who was by his side through his long battle with cancer. Bob had a zest for life and a very strong will to live which was with him until he passed on November 2, 2012. Born and raised in Minnesota, Bob moved to California more than 54 years ago with his wife of 64 years, Marjorie Mae Anderson. Little Margie preceded Bob in death just three months ago on July 28, 2012.
Bob played semi-pro baseball in his early years and was a sports enthusiast throughout life. He very much enjoyed spending time with family and friends and traveling whenever possible to visit them. Bob was one of three children and is survived by his sister Marilyn Nitti in St. Paul, MN, his five children Jerry Anderson and Joy McAndress in Santa Barbara, CA., Michael Anderson in Medford, OR and Tom Anderson and Judy Montgomery in Las Vegas, NV. Bob is also survived by his 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Bob’s family is extremely grateful to the care and love he was given by all his healthcare providers, especially Dr. Gregg Newman and his wonderful nurses, Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care, Laura Haywood for her loving care, and Serenity House. Services for Bob will be at Welch- Ryce Haider Funeral Chapel, 15 East Sola, Santa Barbara at 2:00 pm on November 17, 2012. Bob’s family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions be given to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care and Serenity House.