Andersons celebrate 70 years yearsanniversary

Print Article

A celebration of the 70-year marriage of Bob and Shirley Anderson will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Kalispell. Friends and family are welcome to a luncheon reception.

Bob was a Marine dive-bomber pilot in World War II and had returned home to Denver to attend Colorado State University where he received a degree in engineering. Shirley was operating a restaurant where Bob and fellow returned veterans would come to eat.

The couple were engaged a week after meeting and married Sept. 22, 1948, at Shirley’s mountain home in Colorado.

Bob’s work entailed many moves including Missoula, Enumclaw, Washington, Pilot Rock, Oregon, and Denver. Retirement brought them back to Montana where Bob had spent a post-war summer as superintendent of a road crew on the Going-to-the Sun Highway.

His one-room cabin at Lake McDonald was a haven where he enjoyed his lifelong love of trout fishing. In 1990, after nine retirement years in St. Regis, they chose to move to Kalispell where Bob had traveled as a sales representative years ago. They enjoyed 25 years on their Helena Flats property before moving to Buffalo Hill Terrace in 2016.

The Andersons have two daughters, Karen Mercaldo and Kris Anderson, daughter-in-law Sharon, son Nels, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Print Article

Read More Anniversary

Ken and Carolyn Wilson

October 28, 2018 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake Ken and Carolyn Wilson celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary July 26, 2018, at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake. They also celebrated with their four children, David and Linda Wilson of Laramie, Wyo...

Comments

Read More

Mike and Jenny La Sorte

September 23, 2018 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake Mike (LTC, Retired) and Jenny La Sorte celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to visit family and friends, and a week-long stay at a resort in the Texas Hill country. The couple were ...

Comments

Read More

David and Linda Peterson

September 23, 2018 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake David and Linda Peterson of Lakeside celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently in conjunction with a family reunion numbering 85 and hosted by their children at the Edgewater Resort in Lakes...

Comments

Read More

Andersons celebrate 70 years yearsanniversary

September 16, 2018 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake A celebration of the 70-year marriage of Bob and Shirley Anderson will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Kalispell. Friends and family are welcome to a lun...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 755-7000
727 East Idaho
Kalispell, MT 59901

©2018 Daily Inter Lake Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X