Carroll E. “Andy” Anderson, 72, passed away at his residence west of Havre on May 4, 2008, due to emphysema.
Funeral services will be Thursday, May 8, 2008, at 11 a. m. in the Fifth Avenue Christian Church with military honors, burial following at the Highland Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the North Central Senior Citizens Center in Havre or to one’s choice. Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook. Andy was born on July 30, 1935, in Arnegard, N.D., on the family farm to Carmen and Evelyn (Fjelstad) Anderson. He is survived by his mother, Evelyn Anderson of Havre; partner for life, Joan Showen of Havre; daughter Carla Jean (Dan) Sharp and son Roger Allen (Monica) Anderson, all of Vancouver, Wash.; son Randy Carmen (Crystal) Anderson of Havre; brother Gregory (Debbie) Anderson of Billings; sisters, Donna (Delmer) Ruff of Havre, Pat Barger of San Diego, Dianne (Jerry) Campbell of Sacramento, Calif.;, stepbrothers, Lynn Melby of Mukilteo, Wash., Max Melby of Fargo, N.D.; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Carmen Anderson. The Anderson family moved to Whitefish and in 1949 to Havre. Andy attended schools in Whitefish and Havre. He began working for Great Northern Railroad in 1952, served in the Montana National Guard from 1953 to 1955 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1957, near the end of the Korean Conflict. In 1956 he had the honor of meeting Eleanor Roosevelt at the commissioning ceremony of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Aircraft Carrier in Val Proviso, Chile. Andy returned to work for the railroad retiring in 1991 from Burlington Northern. He was a foreman of the electrical shop in Livingston and transferred to general foreman of the Chicago Regional Shops for eight years, supervisor of the locomotives at the Portland Oregon Division and was supervisor of the Seattle Regional Locomotive Shops before transferring as the Havre assistant superintendent of mechanical division. Andy married Lenore Norman in 1958 and to this union three children were born. They divorced in 1970 and he married Margaret Williams in 1979, and they divorced in 1992. As well as his railroad career his hobbies included farm and ranch activities, horsemanship, hunting, flying, playing a variety of musical instruments, playing golf, snowmobiling and doing handyman services. In the winter time he enjoyed doing wood working in his shop.