Roy Anderson

01/02/1929 — 02/26/2018

From Pasco, WA | Born in Roy, WA

Roy Anderson

Roy H. Anderson, 89, of Pasco, WA passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018 after a long illness. 

Roy was born on January 2, 1929 to Ernest and Irene Anderson at Roy, WA.  He attended McKenna grade school and graduated from Yelm High School in 1947.  After Roy served in the military during the Korean War he attended WSU in Pullman, WA where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dairy Manufacturing in 1957.  After graduating he was employed by Olympia Brewery of Olympia, WA.  Roy was trained in every aspect of the brewing industry which led to his promotion to Brewmaster In-Charge of Special Projects. While at Olympia Brewery he was president of the Northwest Brewmasters Association.  He retired from Olympia Brewery in 1973.  Roy went on to purchase a farm in Pasco, WA, where he first raised Polled Hereford, moving on to hay, asparagus, cherries, apples and various other growing adventures with his farming career spanning over 43 years.  Roy never really retired from farming; he just slowed down due to health issues starting in 2016.

Roy was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Anderson, his mother Irene, his sister Marcy, and his brother Clarence. 

Roy is survived by wife Sandy of Pasco, WA, his son Rodney Anderson of Shoreline, WA, his daughter Amy Anderson of Peoria, AZ, his granddaughter Elly Anderson of Pullman, WA, his sister Edna Mae of Puyallup, WA, his nephew Don Swinhart (Virginia) of Montesano, WA.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Einan's at Sunset, 915 Bypass Hwy, Richland, WA 99352.



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  • Dad I will miss you. Please know that you had a lot of family and friends show up morn you passing and celebrate your life. Love you always Rod.

    Rodney Anderson
    March 16, 2018
    Shoreline WA
  • Sandy, I was so sorry to learn of Roy’s passing. I always enjoyed his visits when he came by the office. He was fun to visit with. Please know that you and Roy are in my prayers.

    Cindy Wingfield
    (Libke Insurance)

    Cindy Wingfield
    March 17, 2018
    Richland, WA