Mrs. Andrea Anderson, 67, went to be with her Lord and Savior November 30, 2011.
Born September 6th, 1944, to Ross and June Miller. She is survived by loving husband Robert
Anderson, her two sons and their wives, Ross and Lesley Slayton of Idaho Falls, ID, Brian and Deena Slayton of McKinleyville Ca, stepson Robert Anderson Jr. of Manteca Ca., sisters Robin Leddy of Shingle Town, Ca. and Theresa Rich of Redding Ca., three granddaughters Ruthann Marie Slayton, Katherine "Katie" Anderson, and Elizabeth "Beth" Anderson, two great granddaughter's Alexis and Abigail Anderson, and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins, as well as her two beloved little schnauzers Denny and Dixie.
Born and raised in Hayward CA, she graduated high school in 1962. She ran into a dashing young sailor on roller skates, Eddie Slayton, her future husband. They had many happy years in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1981 they moved to Calaveras County, enjoying many years living the country lifestyle.
They found a great church, Stone Corral Church in Jenny Lind and found a new purpose by starting a Christian Awana program there and again became active, dedicated church members. In 1987 Andrea lost her first true love Eddie in a tragic automobile accident. She recovered and single for the first time in her life, found herself anew and became a strong and independent business woman. It was around the early 90's that God blessed her with another wonderful man, Robert Anderson and she again found true love. They married June 4, 1994 at South Lake Tahoe. This time she was blessed with a stepson, Robert "Junior" Anderson and two wonderful granddaughters Katie and Beth. Throughout her life Andrea was an avid and creative artist. From toll painting to holiday decorations, crocheting to knitting and woodworking, her projects are to varied and numerous to list.
A whiz on the sewing machine she created many amazing costumes and outfits for her boys (no store bought costumes for them!) and her three granddaughters who were the true sparkle in her eyes. The last few years she took an intense interest in quilting but still had several different projects "in the works". She also had an intense love of gardening. She loved the smell and feel of the soil, and turned her yard into a beautiful garden which included a large handmade koi pond which she built and installed herself. Yes folks you read it right, she did it herself! She dug the hole, poured the concrete, built the waterfall, she even plumbed the pump and piping system all by herself. Well, mostly by herself, there was some assistance from her trusted laborer and loving husband, Robert. And finally what mostly speaks to Andreas life was her love of Christ. She instilled it in her children from anearly age, walked it throughout her life, and lived it by being active in her church. Despite being a bit shy, she constantly strove to share Christ's impact on her life with others through classes and speaking engagements as well as writing and "instigating" events focused on fellowship studies, and doing so all to the glory of God.
She was an avid theologian and enjoyed worship and her small group bible study. "Give it all to God" was her faith statement and she lived for sharing His love with friends, family and anyone else wiling to lend an ear.
She will be greeted in Heaven by Edward "Eddie" Slayton, her husband of almost 25 years, her parents June and Ross Miller, her dear friend Sharon Hubble along with the many others she touched throughout her life.
She was an amazing Wife, Mother and Friend. She will be sorely missed by all.
Visitation will be held on Monday, December 5, 2011, at Park View Funeral Home, in French Camp CA, from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Services will take place on December 6, 2011 at Crossroads Grace Community Church in Manteca CA, at 1:00 pm.
Manteca (Calif) Bulletin
Monday, December 5, 2011