Helen M. Anderson

Helen M. Anderson passed away in Reno on July 27, 2014, with her children by her side.  She was born on April 12, 1921 in Ely, Nevada to parents Catherine (Oillarburu) and Antone Laxague, and was the oldest of four children.

Helen married Earl Anderson on September 7, 1940, and had three children, including a son, John, who died in infancy.  Also preceding her in death were her husband, Earl, as well as her brothers, John and Joe.

She is survived by her son, Robert (Mary); daughter, Mary Kay (Terry); sister, Sister Mary Laxague, SNDdeN; three grandchildren, Jason (Bridgette), Jennifer Anderson and Craig (Crystal) Jacobsen; two great-granddaughters, Ashley and Rennie Anderson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins in both the U.S. and France.

There will be a visitation on Monday, August 4, 2014, beginning at 6:00 pm at Walton’s Sierra Chapel, 875 West Second St., Reno.  A Recitation of the Rosary will follow at 7:00 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 5th at 2:00 pm at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, corner of Kings Row and Wyoming Ave. in Reno.  Entombment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please remember Helen with a donation in her memory to a charity of choice.


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  1. Mary Schneider says:

    My sincerest condolences and prayers are with all of your family at this sad time. My sister Joan was a good friend off Sr. Mary Laxague and I was a friend of Mary Sue, both at home and at work. I also played bridge with Opal. The Laxague family is a beautiful reminder of love and faith. May Helen rest in peace now in heaven..

    Mary An (Strange) Schneider

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