Baker City, Oregon
Lyndell Louise Anderson, 57, a Baker City native, died March 20, 2003, at her home after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Respecting Lyndell’s wishes, there will be no memorial or graveside services.
Lyndell was born Feb. 16, 1946, in Baker City to Al and Wreatha Hudson. Except for brief stays in La Grande and Keene, Texas, Lyndell grew up in Baker City. From the age of three, she longed for a horse of her own. When that dream was finally realized, her horse and her 4-H riding club were the dearest joys of her life.
Lyndell attended grade school in Baker City and graduated from Gem State Academy in Caldwell, Idaho, in 1963. She went on to graduate cum laude from Walla Walla College in 1968 with a bachelor of science degree in secretarial science and minors in business administration and secondary education.
Following graduation from college, Lyndell located in Southern California, where she taught and held office positions at San Pasqual Academy in Escondido. While there she met and married Phil Anderson in 1969. They had two children. As a family they returned to the Baker Valley in 1973.
After taking graduate courses to receive her certification in elementary education, Lyndell taught at the Baker Seventh-day Adventist Elementary for a number of years before joining her dad in the operation of Hudson Printing Company in Baker City.
She was instrumental in updating the shop’s capabilities and she became owner of the business when Al retired. She formed a partnership with her son, and most recently purchased and managed Palmer Particular Printers in La Grande as an expansion of that partnership.
Lyndell formed friendships easily and took a deep interest in each of her friends as well as those who walked through the shop doors. She loved learning new things, and her quest for knowledge, especially in the area of alternative medicine, was insatiable. She loved her children and was a devoted daughter, always keeping her parents a top priority, even when very ill. Her beliefs and faith were unshakable and she held God’s hand tightly through her long illness.
Lyndell is survived by her children, Tony and Jen Anderson of Baker City, and Lisa and Tom Baker of Haines; six grandchildren; her parents, Al and Wreatha Hudson of Baker City; a brother and sister, Larry Hudson of College Place, Wash., and LaVelle Ernest of Homedale, Idaho; and her companion and friend, Homer Abell.
We will miss you Mom, Toots, Lyndell. We look forward to seeing you again when Jesus comes. Until then, rest easy. We love you.
Anyone wishing to honor Lyndell’s memory may contribute to the charity of your choice or to her memorial marker fund in care of Silverado Credit Union, P.O. Box 130 Nampa, ID 83653 Attn: Anderson Memorial. This may also be done through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 27, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor