Bonnie L. Anderson, 63, of Grays River, Wash., died Friday, May 11, 2012, in Grays River.

She was born Jan. 5, 1949, in Molhar, Tillamook County, to Monte and June (Dow) Whyde.

Raised in Zanesville, Ohio, she later became a cosmetologist in the early 1980s. She came to this area from Zanesville in 1963.

On May 26, 1967, she married Dan Anderson in Naselle, Wash. He survives, residing in Grays River.

Mrs. Anderson was employed by Kelly Services at the fish hatcheries for 30 years. She then worked for 18 years for Wahkiakum (Wash.) County at the KM transfer station as the manager/operator.

She was a member of the Valley Bible Church in Rosburg, Wash., for many years.

Family members said she loved spending time with her family and friends. She also loved cooking for them, knitting, baking, bingo and trips to the casinos. She treasured each of her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Shannon and Rob Maki of Deep River, Wash., and Beth Byrd of Longview, Wash.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Daniel Anderson of Texas and Ronald and Crystal Anderson of Port Orchard, Wash.; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Connee and Warren Haataja of Rosburg, Laura and Vern Bahlman of Loveland, Colo., Mary and Ray Haataja of Grays River and Susan and Ken Chapman of Hammond; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Bill and Merrilee Whyde of Barstow, Calif., Mike and Denise Davis of Hammond and Claude Davis of Forks, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Monte Whyde; and a grandson, Ryan Daniel Anderson-Ramirez.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, followed by a reception, at Valley Bible Church, 4723 State Route 4 W. in Rosburg. After the reception, burial will be at Grays River Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to one’s local hospice care provider.

Ocean View Cremation & Burial Service of Astoria is in charge of the arrangements.

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