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Luther Sherman Anderson

November 22, 1952 - March 18, 2021

Luther Sherman AndersonLuther (Lou) Anderson of Puyallup, Washington passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully in his sleep, on March 18, 2021 at the age of 68. Lou was born on November 22, 1952 in Salem, Oregon. The son of Frederick (Fritz) and Virginia Anderson. Growing up in Salem, Oregon, he frequented his grandparents farm in Jefferson.

His family moved to Burien around 1968, where he attended Glacier High School, graduating and meeting his wife, Elaine, of 28 years. They moved to Portland around 1972, where his older children were raised and they resided until around 1989.  They then moved back to Washington where he spent the rest of his life. 

In his younger years, he worked at his parents dry cleaning service. However, he was a man of many trades and has held various jobs over the years. The last 15 years of his life, he helped care for his grandchildren, whom he loved very much.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father. He is survived by his son Eric Anderson (age 40), daughters, Angela Anderson (age 49), Denise Babineaux (age 44), and Rebecca Anderson (age 26); grandchildren, Brianna, Anthony, Michael, Alyssa, Max, Mason and Olivia; brother, Levi, sisters, Gehla, Glenda, Gretchen, Greta and Gwinne, and many nieces and nephews.
Family was his life. He loved spending time with us. He was always a shoulder to cry on, he could lift us up and always make us laugh. He will be greatly missed by his family and all his many friends he has touched along his life path.

Rest in peace daddy, you are finally back in the arms of your momma, we love you.

Visitation will be 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service followed by a 2:00 PM Graveside service at Jefferson Cemetery (Cemetery Hill Rd SE) in Jefferson.


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Will be missed greatly was a father figure for me and taught me how to play pool,along with other things I adored. much love goes out to the family

Gonna miss you Lou Dog...a lot of good memories..That damn car I almost owned...Love you Man. my condolences to the family-you all are like family to me.

I spent a lot of time with Lou when we were kids, especially at the Anderson Century Farm, as well as at Fritz and Virginia's.  I'm sad that I didn't see him much these past several years, but happy that we reconnected a bit on the FaceBook.

I miss you uncle Lou you taught me hot to work on cars an how to box. You help me out when I was down, we had a lot of great times I'm going to miss you uncle.

Rest In Peace, cousin. I remember how excited you were as a youngster when we went onto a basketball game at Willamette University in the 1960’s. I send all your family love and support at this sad time.

Lou, I'm going to miss you. We had just talked 2 days before. We had been friends forever. I won't forget you. I love you Lou dog. R.I.P .

There are so many words to Express my feelings and thoughts for Lou. All the years and times we had in familyship and friendship. He always stuck up for me, the laughter, tears, and times we all had. Such great memories. I will cherish them and he will always stay forever in my heart. Love you Lou, I will see you again .

You were always so great and funny and always made me feel like part of your family. You will be missed so much. RIP. Prayers to all of you.

Take it easy papa, take it easy

Luther helped shape who I am.  I will pass the stories of our epic adventures on to my grandchildren and they on to theirs.  He may be gone, but I will not let him be forgotten.  Rest in peace bro, your work here is done.

Dear brother, my earliest memory of you was comfort. With 11 years between us, you were a superhero who kept us safe when mom and dad weren't home. Your door was always open. You loved family and friends unconditionally. Thank you for your sacrifices, your sense of humor, your perseverance and mostly for your love of family. Until we see each other again big brother, enjoy your journey. Love your baby sister, Gretchen Stephens

My brother Lou will always be remembered as a family loving man. He loved his siblings with everything he had. I will miss you brother. See you in heaven. Your sissy, the drama queen Gay.

Some of my fondest memories of Luther were the times I would take the bus from Seattle to Portland to visit Luther and my sister Elaine and niece Angie.  They would always greet me with hugs and smiles and take great care of me while I was there.  On many Saturdays during those early teenage years, I would join Luther on his runs throughout the Portland Area to repair Washer and Dryers along his route.  We would listen to music, laugh and talk along the way. Those weekends were always very special! 

My heart and prayers go out to my nieces, nephew and their children, to my sister, and to the families and friends whom are mourning his loss.  May Gods Love and Grace surround you all during this difficult time.  May all the wonderful memories give you strength today and in the days to come. 

Love & Blessings,

Aunt Shirley


my brother Lou don't know what im going to do.  I'm absolutely lost.  I love u big brother.  Say hi to Mom and Dad 4 me.  I'm sure I'll be joining you soon.  Damn it man - God bless my brother, Lou.  God bless.

Lou sometimes we didn't see eye-to-eye but you were the best Grandpa I've ever seen will miss you.