Sterling resident Debra L. Anderson died Sunday, March 30, 2008, at her home in Sterling. She was 56.
A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 5, at the Ministries of the Living Stones, 32930 Fair Game Ave. in Sterling. Pastor Vickie Walber will officiate.
Ms. Anderson was born Feb. 28, 1952, in Murray, Utah. She moved to Sterling in January of 1991. She was a member of the Ministries of the Living Stones church in Sterling. Ms. Anderson enjoyed dancing, camping, swimming with her grandchildren, reading the Bible and singing praise unto God.
"Our mother was a celebration of life in and of itself. She loved to help people, no matter who they were. She always would receive the best employee anywhere she worked. She was a loving, outgoing and tenacious woman of God. A true evangelist and gladiator for Christ. She was loved by family and friends. She never met anyone that she wouldn't tell of Jesus' unfailing love. She was a woman of true faith and had a desire to help anyone and everyone she met. In her years of being a CNA she brought life to those around her young and old," her family said.
Ms. Anderson was preceded in death by her sister, Peggy Ockey; and father, Grant Allman.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Stacie and Dusty Hopper of Sterling; sons, Michael Anderson of Sterling, Matt and his wife, Sherri Johnson, of Salt Lake City and Jesse Johnson of Salt Lake City; grandchildren, Audrey and Lydia Hopper of Sterling, Sean and Austin Johnson and Cynthia and Ashia Johnson, all of Salt Lake City; mother, Darlene Allman of Orem, Utah; brothers, Rick, Jamie and Scott Allman, all of Utah, and William "Billy" Allman of Wasilla; sister, Dana Chatterly of Sterling; and aunt, Karlen Ockey of Utah.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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