Alice Anderson, the widow of Charles "Sliv" Anderson, formerly of Mayville, now Fluvanna, N.Y., died on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Heritage Park Nursing Home in Jamestown.
She was born in 1914 in Jamestown to John and Matilda Stark, the youngest of five children, Ruth, Mildred and Irene Kling and Robert Stark. She was mother to Cynthia I. Anderson, Susan A. Chamberlain and Charles "Phil," deceased, (Marilyn) Anderson.
Alice raised her family with lots of love, inspiration and gentle discipline. After her three children left home, she and her husband Charles raised 14 foster babies from birth to their adoption. When her husband retired, they moved to Fort Wayne, Ind., near their daughter. There, Alice became a receptionist and second mother to the students at the Lutheran School of Nursing. During her tenure there, three graduating classes dedicated their yearbook to her. She has been the center of her growing family and adored by all.
She is survived by 11 grandchildren, Marguerite C. (Andrew) Stambaugh, Kimberly S. Chamberlain, Kris A. Chamberlain, Kendra C. (Steven) Sinner, Julie C. Johnson, Marcy Anderson-(Kirk) Viers, Christopher (Lisa) Christen, Kevin R.(Jacqueline) Chamberlain, Marcia Anderson, Steven (Jennifer) Chamberlain and Kathy (Phillip) Weston; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
A summer memorial picnic is being planned to celebrate her life.