Natalie Louise (Hanson) Anderson, 94, of Bristol, died peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Silver Creek Manor in Bristol, surrounded by her family.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Leroy Hanson and Katherine Louise (Miller) Hanson. She was the wife of the late Robert Earl Anderson and sister of the late Virginia (Hanson) Bell. Mrs. Anderson was a 1936 graduate of East Providence High School and lived in Warren for 58 years before moving to North Farm in Bristol in 2001. She worked in the office of The Grinnell Company in Providence, and later in the office of American Tourister Luggage in Warren, retiring in 1987.
Mrs. Anderson was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Warren for nearly 70 years, teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir and actively participating on several committees throughout many of those years. She was also a member of the Kickemuit Grange #24 of Warren, the Rhode Island State Grange and the National Grange. She inspired many with her strength, independence and commitment to her family and her extended family.
She leaves her two sons, Paul S. Anderson and his wife Joanna of Tiverton, and Robert B. Anderson and his wife Robin of Seekonk; a grandson, Scott T. Anderson and his wife Alexseya of Seekonk; two great-grandchildren, Nathaniel and Julianna; three step-grandchildren, Anya, Patrick and Dante Krystman; her niece, Maureen Bell Broglia and nephew, Michael Bell; and several cousins.
A memorial service will be held at the Warren Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, followed by a reception in the church’s Fellowship Hall. There will be a private burial ceremony at the Anderson family plot in the North Burial Ground in Bristol. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 27 Church St., Warren, RI 02885.