Mrs. Lois Elder ~ F-Faculty ~ 1968-1973

Mrs. Lois Elder ~ F-Faculty 1968-1973

Departed ~ 08/2007



mention your name and i’m gone again, ohhhh i’m gone again.

I learned all my most important first lessons about travel, fine cuisine, culture, markets, silver jewelry and fabrics from my amazing, talented artistic beautiful Mother Lois Potthoff Elder. She exuded style, grace and beauty in all she did. She was a gifted watercolor artist and had a deep appreciation for the art of Spain and Mexico, India and Thailand. In Bangkok our family spent our entire Sundays at Snam Luang weekend market. Hunting for treasures, admiring an infinite variety of creativity in wood, textile, precious metals, Thai Silks, spices and munching our way though acres of food stalls. Toasted coconut treats, grilled pineapple, mee Krob . Toasted peanut thingies! Aside from the beaches of southern Thailand, these were my favorite memories of our family. Everyone going their own way for hours, then reconnecting off and on all day. What few gifts I possess as a human being I Lay them all at her feet.

Missing her deeply today.

David Elder

David Elder

May 13, 2018

Kudos!! For my amazing Mother Lois. My father Art always called her “Lady” and she always called him “Man” .. I know it could not have been easy being a Navy Wife with 5 kids. but you wanted to travel the world.. and that is exactly what we did! You were in charge and let everyone know it. Occasionally, Art would come home on leave from the ship, or some tour of duty abroad and give you serious “back up”. In Spain and France you would pack up the Peugeot and we would set out on another adventure. Driving to wherever the next port of call was for the USS Springfield. Flagship of the 6th fleet. Such great times we all had! I loved watching you paint! Such great Art genes flowed through you to all your children, and now mine as well! Thanks for all your hard work. I could not imagine or want it to have unfolded any other way!

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Jerry Anders ~ Class of 1968

Jerry Anders ~ Class of 1968

Arrived ~ November 14, 1950

Departed ~ November 24, 2006

Jerry Anders Obituary

Jerry was born November 14th, 1950 in Fukuoka-Kyushu Japan. He passed away on November 24, 2006 with all of his family by his side. Jerry was diagnosed with Amyloidosis which he fought for a very short time. His life was filled with laughter, and stories. He became an Eagle Scout at the age of 14, and later went on to serve in the United States Air Force.

He graduated from the International School of Bangkok, Thailand, and attended college in Oklahoma and received his B.S. degree. During his life he traveled all over the world and finally found his home in Spokane, WA in 1992. Jerry was an active member of the Inland Northwest Region Porsche Club of America, and served as the secretary for over two years. He spent his life in construction, and was able to design and build the home of his dreams.

He was survived by his wife Nancy Olson-Anders, his children Elizabeth Carrigan and her husband Kevin, Alisha Hutcheson and her husband Greg, John Anders and his wife Tiffany, his step-son’s Justin and Derrick Smith, several grandchildren Jaylen, Mason, Helen, Austin, Carter, his sister Pamela and brother Vincent Anders, his in-laws Ruth and Dutch Wagar, his loyal friend Wayne Jackson, and his dog Jake. He was preceded in death by his parents Vincent and Kathryn Anders. Throughout Jerry’s life he touched many and left an impression on all. The Service will be held on Thursday the 30th of November at 7:30pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3606 S. Schaffer Rd.

Spokane. Arrangements entrusted to HAZEN t JAEGER VALLEY, SPOKANE VALLEY. WA.

Bonnie Geilfuss Naldrett ’68 lovingly wrote:

Jerry found my information while Jim and I lived in Portland, OR and contacted me. He and his wife, Nancy, visited Jim and I in Portland, Oregon. I let him know that Sally Lounsberry Anderson ISB ’68 was also living in Spokane. They connected and had a close friendship. When I visited Sally in Spokane, I was able to see his home that he designed and built. It was gorgeous! It was so sad when he was diagnosed and he didn’t live very long after that. Jerry was a GREAT guy!

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Sue Pearcy (Sherer) ~ Class Of 1958

Sue Pearcy Sherer

Class of 1958

Departed 2/10/2007

Maiden name: Pearcy

Years attended ISB:

It is with regret that I have to inform you that Sue died on 10 February 2007 after a long battle with rheumatoid arthritis.  She is survived by her husband, Paul, four children and seven grandchildren and also her brother Mark, class of 1968.


Mark Pearcy

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