Margaret Louise Anderson

5 entries | 1 photo
  • "So many happy memories of family get togethers and Aunt..."
    - Tammy Bryant
  • ""...These memories we now will fold and store so carefully..."
    - Billy and Montana
  • "I have loved Maggie as long as I have loved Nick (probably..."
    - Laurie Johnson
  • "I love you Aunt Maggie."
    - Erick Blair
  • "Nick and Steve, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's..."
    - Darcie Wallace
The Guest Book is expired.

September 23, 1925 ~ January 31, 2011

Margaret Louise Anderson, 85, formerly of Ridgefield, WA, died Mon., Jan. 31, 2011 at home in Elma, WA. She was born Sept. 23, 1925 in Ridgefield, WA to Jess Louis and Annie Carrie (Schimelphenig) Haggard. She was raised in the Ridgefield area and is a graduate of Ridgefield High School.
Margaret was married to Walter Calvin Anderson in Ridgefield in 1945. He preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1994.
During her life, Margaret worked many places, including the Kaiser Shipyards in Vancouver during WW II, Libby Food Products in Portland, Goody Potato Chips, Vancouver and Jantzen Knitting Mills until her retirement in 1988.
In addition to Ridgefield, Margaret lived for a time in Portland, Woodland, Vancouver and Elma.
Margaret loved square dancing. She was a member of the Happy Hopper Square Dance Club. She also enjoyed golfing and even landed a hole-in-one at the Cedars in Battle Ground. She enjoyed archery and bow hunting, gardening and spending time with her family. Margaret attended a family gathering as recently as this past September 2010.
She is survived by two sons, Steven Wayne (Linda Diane (Pratt)) Anderson of Elma and Nicholas Wade Anderson of Haines, Alaska; sister-in-law, Claudia (Haggard) Grinnel of Portland; two nieces; one nephew; and two cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Jessie May Haggard, who died as a child in 1924; and brothers, William Harvey Haggard II in 1970 and Frederick Lewis Haggard in 1973.
Memorial services for Margaret will be held at Pleasant View Church of the Nazarene on Sat., March 5, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
Please visit and sign the online tribute to Margaret or view/sign her guestbook at
Arrangements are entrusted to Whiteside Family Mortuary in Elma.
Published in The Columbian on Feb. 10, 2011
Give others a chance to express condolences. Not right now.