Lilly Jean Anderson

January 28, 1940 - January 10, 2024

Lilly Jean Anderson, passed away peacefully on 01-10-24 in Caldwell Idaho, the place she called home for over 49 years.
Lilly was born in Winnemucca, Nevada on January 28, 1940 to Charles Brown and Alice Bengochea Brown.
She was raised in Winnemucca where she attended the local schools and made many lifelong friends.
She is survived by her brother Omar Brown (Vonnie), her children Sam Johnstone, daughter Tauna Burhans (Jon); 3 grandchildren, Cassi Whitney (James), Annie Johnson (Randall), Ben Burhans (Bailey); 9 great grandchildren, Maryan Johnson, Fatuma Johnson, Roscoe Johnson, Bentleigh Burhans, Florence Whitney, Isola Johnson, Brylee Burhans, Fitz Johnson and Simone Whitney, and many dear cousins.
Lilly was preceded in death by her husband, Andy Anderson. 
Lilly attended beauty school in Reno after High School and was a beautician in Winnemucca and later a homemaker.
She moved to Caldwell, Idaho, and worked at the local hospital, West Valley Medical Center, for many years until she retired.
She then worked as an aide to home bound medical patients and was loved so by them.
Lilly made the trip to Winnemucca whenever there was a reunion or family event, she remained friends with many of her high school friends and looked forward to catching up with them.
She loved the game of golf and was a member of Ladies Day in Winnemucca and also in Idaho.
She also loved the outdoors and especially fishing. There was not a lake or river in Idaho that she did not fish.
Her dream vacation and road trip were realized when she and Andy spent weeks in Alaska fishing and exploring the State. 
Lilly was a member of the United Methodist Church, and donated her time in many ways, one being crocheting warm hats and scarves for the homeless.
She was very crafty and loved to bake and garden. Her family would like to thank Caldwell Care of Cascadia for their wonderful care and love they all showed her in the last 7 years that she was a resident there.
There will be a small family gathering later this summer to celebrate Lilly Jean. Rest in peace Mom.