Lynne Anderson, 70

Feb 15, 2017

Lynne Claire (Harrison) Anderson, 70, of Sandwich passed away on Feb. 10 at the Cape Regency in Centerville.  She was the former wife of George Anderson.

Born in Wareham, a daughter of the late Walter Nelson Harrison and Phyllis T. (Coville) Gouge. Stepdaughter of Roy J.B. Gouge of Sarasota, Florida and Hampton, Tennessee. She was educated in Bourne Public Schools and graduated from Bourne High School in 1964. She resided most of her life in Bourne and in Wareham. As a child she sang in the church choir and was also a member of Girl Scouts alongside her sister Paula and her mother Phyllis, as troop leader. Lynne attended secretary school in her 20s and later worked at a school cafeteria in Sagamore Beach. She kept busy by attending several adult day health programs over the years including Gateway in Wareham, Cozy Corner in Plymouth and for the last several years at the JML Care Center in Falmouth. Lynne’s family is thankful for the care the staff at these programs has provided to her over the years. Lynne recently resided at Cape Winds Rest Home in Sandwich where she was treated like family and loved by friends and the staff; and for this the family is truly thankful.

She enjoyed knitting, word search, painting, gospel music, listening to Elvis and Billy Graham. She enjoyed winter trips with her mother to Sarasota, Florida for many years. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Wareham. Lynne lived for her family, children and grandchildren. They brought so much joy to her life.

She is survived by a daughter, Michelle L. Selens and her husband Jeff of Centerville and a son, Carl W. Anderson and his wife Kara of Sandwich; her grandchildren Ryan and Lily Anderson, and Zachary and Owen Selens; a sister, Paula L. Millet and her husband Rick of Bridgewater; a step-sister, Kathy Aden and her husband Scott of Playa del Rey, California; a stepbrother Al Gouge and his wife Mindy of Greenville, Indiana. She was loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, caretakers and friends.

Her funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene 6 Rogers Ave. Wareham. Interment at Sagamore Cemetery Sandwich Road Sagamore. Visitation Friday, Feb. 17, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home 154 Route 6A Sandwich.

Donations can be made in Lynne’s memory to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) at or by mail at NAMI PO Box 62596 Baltimore, MD 21264. Include Lynne C. Anderson in the memo line.

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