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Ervin Anderson


Ervin William Anderson passed away at his home in Goldendale on January 28, 2015 at the age of 74. He was born to Alma (Trumbo) and William Anderson in Goldendale on April 6, 1940. He was raised on a farm ten miles east of Goldendale. Ervin married Linda Kathleen Andersen on December 2, 1962 at the Goldendale United Methodist Church.

He worked for OC Murdock at a building supply and feed store, later he went to work at Goldendale Equipment. In the early 1980s Ervin and Linda purchased the business and named it Goldendale True Value Hardware and Implement. In 1989 they closed the business. In 1990 he went to work at the Klicktitat County Road Department’s shop working as the storekeeper. In 2005, he retired from the county, while continuing to farm. His interests and hobbies included collecting barbed wire, belt buckles, hiking, biking and creating metal and wood art sculptures.

He was a member of the Goldendale Masonic Lodge for over 50 years, and was a past Master, as well as serving as the Patron for the Evergreen Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, and as daddy adviser to the Rainbow Girls. He was a 50 year member of the Goldendale Grange, and was a lifelong member of the Goldendale United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday School for many years and serving on various committees. Ervin served on the City of Goldendale Planning Commission , Board of Adjustment and Citizens Review Board and retired from it in 2013. He was a 26 year member of the Rural Fire District 7. As a youth he was very active in the FFA and 4-H programs. Ervin also raised and sold registered polled Herefords under the name Double A Polled Herefords.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughters Lynn Herberholtz (John) of University Place, Washington; Lisa Brown of Albuquerque, NM; and Lori Anderson of Goldendale. As well as four grandsons Derick and Travis Herberholz; K. Cody Brown and his father Scott Brown; and Cordell Young. He is also survived by his two dogs and cat that he walked regularly. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Erma Williams, and grandson Justin Scott Brown

A celebration of life will be held on February 7, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Goldendale United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Klickitat Valley Health’s Hospice program, Klickitat County Historical Society or a charity of your choice.

Services are under the direction of Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel. You may send condolences to the Anderson family by signing the online guest book at


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