SILVER BAY -- Darlene Kay (Tibbetts) Anderson passed away in her home on Feb. 1, 2004, surrounded by her family after a long brave battle with cancer. Darlene was the daughter of James Warren Tibbetts and Emma Johanna (Scheffler) Tibbetts. She was born in Aitkin, Minn., on Feb. 27, 1940. She attended Aitkin Public School and Aitkin High School. Darlene was united in marriage to John Anderson on May 11, 1957, in Aitkin, Minn. Darlene worked for the Co-op Store in Palisade, Minn., and the Ben Franklin Store in Aitkin, Minn. She worked for different restaurants in the Aitkin area. She moved to Silver Bay, Minn., in 1960. She worked for the local restaurant for 13 years. She started with the Minnesota Veterans Home as a nurse aide in 1992 until 2000. She also served 14 years on the Beaver Bay Township Board as treasurer and was on the Sychar Youth Board. She will always be remembered for the unconditional love she gave to those around her, the long time she have of her self taking care of her parents and most of all for the love and care to her family.
Darlene is survived by her husband John; daughter, Donna (Galen) Goutermont of Juneau, Alaska; two sons, Scott Anderson of Silver Bay, Minn., and Michael Anderson of Suisun, Calif.; three grandchildren, Pete Anderson of Silver Bay, Minn., Brandi Anderson of Reno, Nev., and Kristine (Casey) Collins of Casper, Wyo.; also survived by four brothers, James and Carol Tibbetts, Gerald and Sharon Tibbetts of Aitkin, Minn., Dale and Karen Tibbetts of Sauk Rapids, Minn., and Richard and Lois Tibbetts of Silver Bay, Minn.; one sister, Beverly Rueger of Aitkin, Minn. She also leaves a host of nieces and nephews, friends, cousins, aunts and uncles. She'll truly be missed.
Memorial services will be at Sychar Lutheran in Silver Bay, Minn., on Feb. 4, 2004, at 11 a.m. Private interment will be at Sawtooth Mountain Cemetery. Arrangements are by The Cremation Society of Minnesota, Duluth Chapel, 4100 Grand Ave., Duluth, Minn.
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