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Kerry Anderson
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Kerry Dane
1959 - 2017
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Obituary for Kerry Dane Anderson

Kerry Dane  Anderson
It is with our deepest sorrow that we announce Kerry Dane Anderson has passed unexpectedly on Sept. 20, 2017. Kerry was born in Aberdeen, Wash. on May 5, 1959, to Earl and Dorothy Anderson, both of whom predeceased him. Kerry attended school in Hoquiam, Wash. and was in the graduating class of 1978. After high school Kerry began his commercial fishing career in Westport, Wash. He began deck-handing for his father when he was six-years old on the charter boat Sea King and then on the Stardust when it was launched in 1968. He loved life on the sea and worked with his brother Norm trawling in Washington, Oregon, California, and Alaska on the Blue Water, Margaret Lynn, Silver Chalice and Barbara Lee until 1986. In 1986, he captained the factory trawler Pacific Trawler in the Bering Sea until 1994. In 1995, he switched careers and began driving commercial trucks and tankers.
Kerry fell in love with Tanya and she set the hook with marriage following in 2002. Kerry retired at a young age. He was passionate about salmon fishing, spending time with family and friends, and giving back to his community through extensive volunteer work. Kerry was a kind hearted and tremendously generous man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
His surviving family members are: Spouse of 15 years – Tanya Bowers Anderson, Son – Nickolas Pazar; Sister – Christine Anderson (David); Brother Norm Anderson (Peggy); Margo Anderson (Lyle); and Dana Anderson Parker (Marty) and his much beloved nieces and nephews.
Kerry’s family invites you to join them in honoring his memory at the Celebration of Kerry’s Life on Oct. 7, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Westport Maritime Museum. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: YMCA of Grays Harbor c/o Kerry Anderson Fund, 2500 Simpson Ave., Hoquiam, WA 98550.
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