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Obituary for Graydon Dennis Anderson
Graydon (Dennis) Anderson passed away July 4, 2022 of a heart attack at his home in Gold Beach. Born in Coquille, Oregon August 12, 1945 to Graydon and Muriel Anderson.
He spent his first 8 years on the family dairy farm in the Coquille Valley. The family then moved to Gold Beach where he attended local school starting in the 4th grade, he made many friends that remained close to him throughout his life.
Growing up Dennis was in Boy Scouts, Little League and had a paper route. He attended the Boy Scout Jamboree in Colorado Springs. He paid his own way by earning money doing odd jobs. While at the Jamboree he placed 2nd in the nation shooting skeet. At the age of 16 Johnny Biggs hired him to be the bait boy on his boat the Shark. When they landed a real shark Dennis hid in the cabin. That didn’t stop him from falling in love with the ocean and wanting his own boat someday. Eventually he bought a boat, named it the Sarah Ann and started his own Charter boat business. Operating out of Jot’s Resort where he met many people from all over the world, who became repeat customers year after year. After graduating Gold Beach High School in 1963 he worked for the Forest Service and then in the fall attended Southern Oregon College in Ashland. Then he started work at U.S. Plywood then following in his father’s footsteps logging. Besides the logging and fishing businesses he had Captain Clean Janitorial. He was a hard worker but always had time for the people he cared about.
He loved the game of football, went to 2 Super Bowl games but especially the Oregon Ducks and frequently took his daughter Ashley to the games and he enjoyed hunting trips with his brother Bradley and close friends. He enjoyed driving and collecting classic cars. He then bought his first Harley and that led to many adventures.
Surviving family include his Daughter Ashley Anderson and Granddaughter Sarah Cook, brother Bradley (Judy) Anderson, Sister Stephanie (Brian) Herndon, Girlfriend Karen Phelps, numerous Nephews, Nieces and Cousins.
Grave side burial service was Saturday, July 16th, 2022 at Rogue Cemetery in Gold Beach at 1:00 pm
Celebration of his life August 6th, 2022 at Huntley Park, Gold Beach Oregon at 1:00 pm