William “Bill” Floyd Anderson


Dr. William “Bill” Floyd Anderson, 75, of Arlington, WA went to be with his Lord on August 2nd, 2010.
                Bill was born on November 11th, 1934 in Tacoma, WA, to Floyd and Ethel Anderson.  He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1952.  While attending Pacific Lutheran College, he met Sharol Lawson.  They were married September 3rd, 1955.  He graduated, Cum Laude in 1956.  In 1960 he graduated from University of Washington Medical School with thesis honors.  His thesis, “The Relationship of Physical Illness to Suicide”, was later used as a chapter in a text book in psychiatry entitled “Suicide: Its Diagnosis and Management.”   He interned at Mountainview General Hospital in Tacoma.    In 1961, Bill and Sharol moved their family to Selah, WA, where Bill entered general medical practice.  A few months later, he was drafted into the United States Army and was assigned to the Pediatrics Department at Madigan General Hospital near Fort Lewis until 1963.  Again he entered general practice and remained in the town of Selah until 1966, when he was accepted by the University of Minnesota Medical School for his residency training in Dermatology.  He completed his training in dermatology at the Royal Infirmary at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland in an exchange program.  He began his practice in dermatology in Yakima, WA, in 1969 and continued there until 1976.  From 1976 until retiring in 2000 he practiced dermatology in Everett, Marysville and Arlington.  He enjoyed dermatology and getting to know his patients; always taking time to visit with them.    
                Bill was an avid student of the Bible and loved to share his knowledge and faith with others.  He had a passion for travel, cultures and languages.  He visited over 20 countries in Europe and Asia.  His greatest joy was spending time with his 21 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren, taking them for nature walks and playing games.  He will be greatly missed by his many friends and family. 
                Bill is survived by his loving wife Sharol of 54 years, his five children Peter (Dawn), Ruth (Bill Klein), Mark, and Becky (Kurt Kenworthy) of Arlington and Paul (Peggy) of The Dalles, OR, his brother Gary (Mardele) of Kent and his sister Patricia (Mike Iverson) of Everett.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Ethel Anderson, his daughter in law Marie Anderson, and his son Daniel. 
                The funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, August 7th at the Arlington Gospel Hall.  Interment will follow at the Arlington Cemetery.  Lunch will be served.

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