FIT FOR DUTY – Thirty-seven recruits graduating from the Alaska Department of Public Safety Training Academy's Law Enforcement Training Session 1802 take the oath of office this afternoon at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi. The audience was told that during the rigorous 16-week session recruits lost a combined 200 pounds of body fat. The graduates will be taking law enforcement positions around the state from the North Slope Borough Police Department to statewide Alaska Wildlife Troopers to the Ketchikan Police Department. Speaker at the ceremony was DPS Deputy Commissioner William Comer, who graduated from the academy in 1985. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Anita Anderson

Anita Anderson

Anita Anderson passed away April 2 from cancer at her home in Port Orchard, Wash.,  surrounded by family.

She was 63. 

She was born Dec. 23, 1953, in Sitka, the fourth child of Clinton and Alice (Brown) Holmes. 

In 1965 she moved with her family to Port Orchard, Wash. She graduated from South Kitsap High School in 1972. She loved horseback riding in those years. 

She received an AA in law enforcement from Olympic College in 1976, and held several positions in civil service. In 1983 she became a journeyman Electro-Plater, working at both PSNS and IMF-Bangor. She retired in 2009. 

Anita loved doing things with her family, and really “dug” being grandma. She was a mom figure to many, and very hospitable to all she met. 

Anita is survived by her husband of 20 years, Richard Anderson; children Daniel Weber and Jennifer Parris; grandchildren Celese, Morrigan, Rowan, Anthony, Dakota and Zoey; sisters, Mauna Lehmann and Linda (Mike) LaFrance, both of Port Orchard; sisters-in-law Becky Holmes of Wasilla  and Debbie Holmes of La Mirada, California. 

Anita was preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers, Jay D. Holmes, Marty Holmes and Ken Holmes. 


She will be missed by all who knew her, plus every casino in Western Washington.

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