Juneau resident Eleanor Anderson died from an illness on Aug. 5, 2008, in Juneau. She was 87.
Born in 1920, she obtained her master's degree in social science from the University of Chicago and subsequently taught school in Illinois and Arizona and performed social work in North Carolina.
She hiked in the Arizona desert, kayaked in Prince William Sound and safaried in Kenya. Her family said she loved Juneau and its natural setting. Her favorite author was Edward Abbey.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Twomley; and second husband, Ralph Anderson.
She is survived by her daughter, Kristine Dougherty and her husband, Ralph, of Tallahassee, Fla., and her stepdaughters, Erika Pollner, Tara Norick and Deirdra Dougherty; son, Richard Anderson and his wife, Virginia, of Brentwood, Calif., and his stepchildren, David Mouw, of Carlsbad, Calif., and Diana and Robert Hathaway and family, of Surprise, Ariz.; daughter, Susan Anderson, her husband, William Kidd, and their daughter, Emily, of Albany, N.Y.; and son, Bruce Twomley, his wife, Sara Minton, and their sons, Chris and Jon, of Juneau.
A reception to commemorate her life will be held 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at Fireweed Place, 415 Willoughby Ave.