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Goldie Yvonne Andersen
04/21/1940 — 03/16/2008
From Pasco, WA, US | Born in Chetopa, Kansas
Goldie Yvonne Andersen
Goldie Yvonne Andersen of Pasco, WA died Sunday afternoon, March 16, 2008. She had been battling Alzheimer’s for 5 years.
She was born April 21, 1940 in Chetopa, KS to Carlos and Evelyn McCullough. While growing up in Kansas she enjoyed playing on family farms with her many cousins.
During elementary school she moved to the Tri-Cities area and later attended Chief Joseph middle school. She then moved to Finley where she married Lavern Stearns and had her first son, Wade. During her stay in the Tri-Cities area she worked various jobs including a local favorite, Zip’s burgers as a teenager. Later while working at WOOPS she met and married James Andersen. He preceded her in death on February 7, 2008.
Vonnie moved to New Orleans in 1983 and then to Chattanooga, TN where she and Jim raised their son Dax. Vonnie was a weekly bingo player most of her life. She was an animal lover and donated to numerous animal charities, she tap danced, volunteered, and traveled often with Jim.
She is survived by two sons, Wade and Dax; two granddaughters, Afton and Ashlee; as well as aunts and cousins in Kansas.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 24th at Einan’s Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday the 22nd from 4:30-8:30 PM at Einan’s.
Wade, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I was talking to my mom and all of the memories there are of us together when you, Devin and I were kids. I am sure we could talk about just those alone for along time. We loved your mom. She was best friends with my mom for so long. Wade my thoughts and prayers go out to you and Dax, God bless you both.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss Wade. Talking to mom about her passing has brought back so many memories when we were kids. As mom said, the trouble you and Devin got into. You are in my thoughts and prayers. If you are ever in the Seattle area look me up. 360-770-47574. Paula Meyers
Wade and Dax,
I knew your mom for almost 40 years. We became good friends when she moved next door to me in Kennewick. 610 S. Fir. Those were the best of times. Wade.. I’m sure you remember all the trouble you and Devin got into??? I’ve thought so often of your mom through the years and the late night talks, card playing with Phil and Jim or just a girls night out. We enjoyed taking you kids to Disneyland and then to Las Vegas. I still run across those pictures. Vonnie was a wonderful and fun loving person and she will be soarly missed.
God Bless you in your time of sorrow.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during the loss of Vonnie and Jim. They were both caring and thoughtful people who treasured their family and friends.