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Anderson, Josephine Lois – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon
Josephine “Jo” Anderson, 83, of La Grande, died Monday at a local care center. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grandview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Baptist Church. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements.

A full obituary will be available later.

The Observer – August 26, 2008

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Josephine Lois “Jo” Anderson, 83, of La Grande, died Aug. 25 at a local care center. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. today at Grandview Cemetery. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements.

Jo was born June 23, 1925, to Daniel and Effie (Millican) Garinger in Omaha, Neb. She was educated in Colorado Springs and married West Anderson Nov. 11, 1943. They lived in various places and she owned and operated restaurants in Florence, Ariz., and in Oklahoma.

In the late spring of 1974 the couple moved to La Grande. She worked various jobs. Her last, when she was in her 70s, was for Dave’s Grocery as the ice cream lady.

Jo was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. The 700 Club and Billy Graham were a big part of her life. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and was known as the “QVC Queen’’ by her family. She gardened and canned and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her sons, Dan Anderson of La Grande and Jim Watson of Marion, Mont.; brothers, Dave Garinger of Spokane, Lloyd Garinger of Ritter and Harry Garinger of La Grande; sister, Pauline Henry of Wenatchee, Wash.; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Eileen Anderson, in 1965; and her husband in 2000.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Baptist Church in La Grande.

The Observer – August 27, 2008

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