Eva Anderson

Obituary of Eva Anderson

EVA ANDERSON, age 80, of Jefferson, died peacefully at home in her husbands arms, Friday November 16th, 2007. Eva was born on October 10th, 1927 in Marrakech, Morocco, the daughter of the late Joseph and Zimole (Surfaty) Benaim. Eva attended schools in Marrakech and received her baccalaureate in 1944. Eva worked as a secretary for a major import/exporter for several years. When the United States built an Air Force Base at Ben Guereer, Morocco, Eva accepted a position as an Interpreter Translator at the Air Base to assist the flow of instructions to the French employees and to the Arab employees. Eva enjoyed her work and the excitement of the multi cultural, multi language environment. Eva met her husband to be at the base dining hall as they enjoyed their meal and conversation. They were married almost a year later in a civil ceremony in Marrakech and later that day at the United States Air Force base chapel. Harlan took Eva, her two nieces; Aimee and Odette, and a friend Miss Himy to the top of the Atlas Mountains where they played in the snow. This was the first time they had ever seen or touched snow. "That was fun". They also bought a rock with amethyst quartz imbedded in it from an Arab boy who would break the rocks to show the quartz. On September 4th 1956 Eva and Harlan left Morocco and arrived in New York. They bought a new car and started their America journey west. They visited all the famous high points in New York and traveled to Philadelphia, Washington DC, Chicago, and arrived at Harlan's home in Rosholt, Wisconsin. In October they headed West stopping in Denver, Salt Lake City, Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and finally Riverside California the evening before Eva's birthday. Eva gave birth to their first son Glenn at Norco Navel Hospital and her second son at Castle Air Force Base Hospital near Merced, California. Eva, Glenn and six week old Paul left California for San Antonio, Texas, where Harlan Attended the United States Air Force Officers Candidate School and graduated a 2nd Lieutenant. In September 1961 they journeyed to Kassel Germany where they stopped for eighteen months. While at Kassel Germany, their third son Robert was born, at Sembach Air Force Base. They lived on the base for the next 18 months. While in Germany they visited Harlan's relatives in Norway, and Eva's relatives in Morocco. They also visited Berlin, France, Spain, Italy, Liechtenstein, Austria, Gibraltar,. Eva and her family have visited all of the States in the US except Alaska and enjoyed Harlan's Military career. Eva and her family returned to the United States and settled in Madison, Wisconsin where they lived at three different locations and in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. While in Madison, Eva attendee MATC and studied library skills. She used those skills as an assistant for librarian at the Sun Prairie School, and at the city library, and also at the Jefferson library. Eva was also a Red Striper at the Base Hospital in Missouri, and later assisted with the Blood Bank in Jefferson for many years. Eva was a member of the Dorcas Circle at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jefferson. She was naturalized and became a United States Citizen at the Federal Court House in Madison on November 17, 1959. Eva was baptized on June 11, 1961 at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Madison. Eva enjoyed sewing, knitting, and crocheting. She liked to work in her garden and loved roses. Eva is survived by her husband Harlan, her sons; Glenn, Paul (Elizabeth) and Robert (Janett), her grand children; Janice, Kristen, David, Kirana, Aric, and step grandchild Ryan. She has two nieces Aimee and Odette who live in France with their husbands Armand, and Jacque, their children, and grandchild; Stephan, Laura, Olivi, Vincent, Claire, and Nicolete. Eva was predeceased by her parents and Sister Renee Youly. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am .on Tuesday November 20th at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jefferson with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Comstock officiating, burial will take place in the Scandinavian Lutheran Cemetery in Scandinavia. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 at the Church. Memorial may be made to the family or to a charity of the donors' choice. Schneider-Michaelis Funeral, Jefferson is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Reception Information

St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church-Jefferson
324 South Sanborn Ave.
Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States

Interment Information

Scandinavian Lutheran Cemetery
N6417 County Road G
Scandinavia, Wisconsin, United States

Service Information

When Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 11:00am Officiating Rev. Dr. Kenneth Comstock Location St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church-Jefferson Address 324 South Sanborn Ave. Jefferson, WI 53549
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