Charlotte Dorothy Anderson

Charlotte Dorothy Anderson, 91 passed away peacefully into the presence of the Lord on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022, in Bellingham WA after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Charlotte was born July 27th, 1930, to Henning and Blanche (Jinkerson) Anderson of Ferndale. She graduated from Ferndale High School, Class of 1948. She married Dwaine W Anderson on March 22nd, 1949, with whom she shared the same birthday. Both were born on July 27th. She was a child of the depression years and knew the importance of working for what you wanted and being thankful for what you had. Her parents provided for the family by doing several jobs including dairy farming, raising turkeys, sawmill work, and operating the Black Hawk Café Restaurant in Ferndale for a time. Charlotte was always learning new skills but especially how to cook. In her later years as a wife and mother, she put those skills to good use and served in food preparation at the Forest Grove Ballroom as well as special event catering around the county. Her passion to keep people fed led her to work with the Ferndale Food Bank where she served as president for a number of years. Her desire to provide good food also extended to many of God’s creatures that showed up on her doorstep. Stray cats always found a way into her heart. Charlotte and Dwaine had two children, Larry and Diane who were the priority of their lives. They tried to make their home a place where family and friends were always welcome. Many smaller travel trips were enjoyed together as a family and then when Dwaine retired Charlotte, Dwaine, and daughter Diane toured the USA trailer camping all the way to Newfoundland, Canada.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dwaine, her son Larry, her sister Evelyn McGuire and brothers Bill Sandberg and Ray Anderson. She is survived by her daughter Diane of Everett, WA. She is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces.

At Charlotte’s request, there will be a private graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ferndale Food Bank or the charity of your choice.