Lives Lived: Sally Anderson |

Lives Lived: Sally Anderson

Sally Linn Drake Anderson, of Penn Valley, died Feb. 4 in Grass Valley. She was 76.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, at Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Drive, in Lafayette. Associate Pastor John Weems will officiate.

She was born July 1, 1933, in Washington, D.C. to Linn C. Drake and Katherine Boss Drake.

She married Ernest M. Anderson on March 28, 1958. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in art from Meredith College in North Carolina.

Mrs. Anderson was a homemaker and a teacher.

She was a member of Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church, where she taught 3- and 4-year-olds in Sunday school for 40 years.

Mrs. Anderson belonged to the Assistance League of Diablo Valley, through which she volunteered in a variety of community programs including Kids on the Block.

She loved to swim and do water aerobics.

Mrs. Anderson is survived by her sisters, Nancy Savage of Cary, N.C., and Beth Sorrell of Silver Springs, Nev.; children, Lauri (Yousseff) Abed of Martinez, Lisa (Roger) Haro of Holmen, Wis., Craig (Carla) Anderson of Ashland, Ore., Gary (Lynn) Anderson of Lakewood; grandchildren, Stephanie and Jordan Abed, Cody and Tyler Haro, Kailee and Brooke Anderson, and Miles Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2003; and sister Lois Drake Farmer.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Nature Conservancy at

Arrangements are by Hooper and Weaver Mortuary, Nevada City.

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