Elizabeth Ruth Anderson died Sept. 24. Born on Oct. 8, 1918, she was the oldest of seven children of Camburn and Ruth Shephard, who homesteaded near Crystal, N.D. Liz, as she preferred to be called, began her schooling in a one-room schoolhouse and boarded to complete Crystal High School, where she starred as a basketball player. Liz graduated from Mayville State Teachers College in Mayville, N.D., where she met her husband of 54 years, Roy Anderson. They had five children. Elizabeth and Roy spent years working in schools and in support of children. Elizabeth was active in St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, the community and neighborhood both before and following Roy’s death in 1993. Her son, Dick, preceded her in death in 2003. She is survived by four children, Lynne, Judy, Gregg and Mark; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joyce (Gee) and Donna (Rutford); and a brother, Albert. A private family service was held, with burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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