Darrell Wayne Anderson of Renton, WA passed away after a long battle with Leukemia at the age of 87 on March 13, 2018 at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. He was born on February 23, 1931 in Seattle.
Darrell’s profession was that of a postal carrier, but his passion was music. He sang and played music all his life. He was a member of the Western Swing Society in Seattle and was inducted into 3 Hall of Fames for playing his Fiddle and Guitar. Darrell also played for many community events and club meetings for the Rainier Valley Historical Society.
Darrell also played music for the Church where he met the love of his life, Violet Louise Hunt. They were married 54 years.
Together they thoroughly enjoyed life to the fullest. Darrell and Violet loved backpacking and they traveled all throughout Europe by train.
He enjoyed keeping scrapbooks and would listen for hours to shortwave radio and collecting contact cards, received when he would call into stations after listening to their broadcast. The stations would acknowledge Darrell by mailing a card to him. He had a wall full of them.
Darrell is survived by his wife Violet and sons Jay Scott of Renton and Craige Scott of Pasco; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 24 at 3 p.m. at the New Heights Christian Church at 21620 116th Avenue SE, Kent, WA 98031