In loving memory of Eilene Anderson: Feb. 20, 1944 - June 30, 2024


Eilene was born to Edwin and Hazel Keehn in Seattle, Washington. The family moved to Olympia, Washington, in 1946 after purchasing South Union Mercantile. Eilene spent the rest of her childhood growing up in that store, making many wonderful memories.

Eilene was loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her husband, Daniel Anderson; daughters, Cherri (Stacy) Crain and Tammie (Darrell) Schill; sons, Chris (Rhonda) Woodside and Shawn (Shannon) Anderson; 11 grandchildren: Danae, Alyssa, Joshua, Ema’Lee, Heather, Jordan, Carlie, Hailey, James, Julia, and Taylor; 17 great-grandchildren: Darren, Peyton, Caleb, Eden, Stevee, Nevaeh, Israel, Angeline, Roman, Bailey, Kaylee, Judah, Boden, Jack, Henry, Zahara and Travis; and two brothers, Louie Keehn and Wesley Pitman.

Eilene married Douglas Woodside on Dec. 23, 1962. They were married until his death in 1975. On May 27, 1988, she married Daniel Anderson, and they have lived in Rochester, Washington, for the last 30 years.

Eilene enjoyed sewing and making quilts for her children and grandchildren, taking walks, camping, gardening, canning and taking trips to Disneyland. She also loved being with her family, preserving heirlooms and sharing stories. Eilene was a long-time, active member of the Rochester Assembly of God and spent many hours in prayer, asking everyone she encountered how she could pray for them and what their needs were.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Doug; father, Edwin Keehn; mother, Hazel Keehn; brothers Fred Keehn and Michael Keehn; and sister, Darlene Anderson.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7.

A celebration of life will be held at Napavine Assembly of God, 414 Second Ave. NE, Napavine, Washington, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2024, with a graveside following at Grand Mound Cemetery at 2 p.m. 6300 183rd Ave. SW Rochester, Washington. Viewing is available at Covenant Funeral Home, 1535 Mt. Brynion Road, Kelso, Washington, on Friday, July 12, from 1 to 4 p.m.