February 14, 1923 ~ November 3, 2012

Arlin "Andy" or "Spud" Tolfred Anderson, a resident of Columbia Ridge Senior Living in Washougal, WA, passed away Nov. 3, 2012. He was born in Rutland, SD, the last of 14 children of Thom and Julia Anderson.
At the outbreak of WW II, Andy enlisted in the Navy and served aboard several ships in the South Pacific.
He retired from Crown Zellerbach in Camas, WA in 1985.
Andy loved family reunions which he helped organize. He was a skilled carpenter, wood carver, and avid hunter. He enjoyed his horses and mules and loved music and dancing.
Andy is survived by his sons, Gerold (Barbara), Richard and James (Theresa); daughters, Janice and JoAnn; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and one on the way; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Sadie.
A memorial service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Camas, Fri., Nov. 16 at 1:00 p.m.
Contributions can be made to Hospice Southwest.
Please sign his guest book at:


Published in The Columbian on Nov. 9, 2012