Muriel Leona Andersen

May 21, 1932 - July 07, 2013

Muriel Leona Andersen

May 21, 1932 - July 07, 2013


Muriel Leona Andersen passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 7, 2013. She was born May 21, 1932, in Marcelin, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Joseph and Colette (Desjardins) Sanche.

At the age of 11, she moved with her family to Kimberley BC. At 19, she and a girlfriend moved to Vancouver BC where she worked at a bank. It was at a dance in Abbotsford where she met her former husband, Clarence Andersen. Together they raised their 4 children in Bellingham. Family was the most important part of her life. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Muriel greatly enjoyed travel. She loved spending time in Hawaii and Arizona and was very fond of country and ballroom dancing.

She was preceded in death by her sister Irene Sanche.

Muriel is survived by her children, Gabe (Gladys) Andersen, Sharon (Butch) West, Janice (Robert) Clayton, Nancy Anderson; brothers, Leo Sanche, Gabe (Donna) Sanche, Ray (Lynda) Sanche, Dale (Gayle) Sanche; sisters, Lillian Nordby, Alma Amy, Annette Shumanski; former husband Clarence Andersen; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and 20 nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Bellingham Healthcare and Whatcom Hospice for their kindness and loving care.

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A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 16, at 1 PM, at Christ the King Church in Bellingham. Donations Information

Memorials may be made to Bellingham Senior Center or Lewy Body Dementia Assoc.

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3 responses to Muriel Leona Andersen

  1. I miss you, Muriel, and I’m thinking about you today.

  2. Sharon, Janice, Nancy: I’m so sorry for your loss. I love this picture of your mom. It captures all of the beauty she passed on to you “girls.” I will be praying for you during this transition without her. May God wrap his arms around you all right now.

  3. Kim Goertz says:

    Gabe,Sharon,Janice and Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss of your sweet mama.I have so many wonderful memories of her from our “teen” years , she was always funny, sweet ,kindhearted and really she was a hoot to be with even in her later years at the Woodway….I am so fortunate to have known her and to have the friendship of her dear daughter all these many years (love you little buddy) Our thoughts are with you all and Mur’s many grandchildren and loved ones…may you find peace and warm, happy memories to help you in the days ahead.Take care,Kim and Kevin Goertz

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