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Michael Dale Anderson

Michael Dale Anderson passed away July 16, 2005, in Simi Valley, Calif., of a heart attack.

He was born Feb. 17, 1950, in Glendale, Calif., to Eugene Dale and Betty Arlene (Conger) Anderson. He grew up in Reseda, Calif., and graduated with honors in 1968 from Reseda High School, where he played football and baseball and was senior class president. He attended community colleges in Los Angeles.

Michael was the director of sales and marketing at Progressive Insulation and Windows, owned by his brother Steven Anderson. He spent most of his life in sales and excelled in his profession.

On July 12, 1980, he married Kathy Lee Johnsen in Reseda. They lived in San Diego County for the first 12 years of their marriage, and then moved to Glenwood Springs, where they lived for the next 10 years. They moved to Simi Valley in 2002. They shared a wonderful celebration weekend for their 25th wedding anniversary the week before his passing.

Michael loved the outdoors. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed camping, boating, and other sports activities, and reading.

Michael is survived by his wife; daughters Tracey, of Florida, Tammy (Scott), of Alabama, and Ashley; sons Jordan and Joshua; granddaughte,r Mackenzie; his mother, Betty Anderson; two brothers and their wives, Gary (Patty), of Tarzana, Calif., and Steven (Anastacia), of Calabasas, Calif.; many nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law, Hope Johnsen, of Simi Valley; other relatives, and many lifelong friends.

There is a celebration of the life of Michael Dale Anderson at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Crossroads Christian Fellowship in Simi Valley. A lifelong family friend and Christian counselor will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the Michael Dale Anderson Memorial College Fund for his three younger children is being established at Citibank, 2860 Cocheran, Simi Valley, CA 93065.

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