Jacob “Jake” Jeffrey Anderson, born Feb. 13, 2000 in Springfield, Ore., passed away on Dec. 19, 2020 in Cottage Grove, Ore. He was 20 years old.
He was born to Jeffrey Jerome Anderson and Effie Diann (Kendall) Anderson and joined his sister, Amanda Lee. Jake graduated in 2018 from Cottage Grove High School and joined the Oregon-Washington Carpenters in Local 146 Apprenticeship program. He was employed by Western Partitions (WPI, Inc.).
Jake was an avid sports fan and played football, basketball and baseball throughout his school years.
Jake loved, loved the outdoors – everything from hunting to fishing and camping. He loved his family, his longtime girlfriend, Haley Willcox, and his friends even more. And his heart was bigger than all outdoors.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents Gary Lee and Carol Sue (Kennedy) Kendall. He is survived by his parents Jeffrey and Effie Anderson; sister Amanda Anderson; grandparents Jerome and Laura Anderson; and his uncle Gregory Anderson and aunt Stacy Manning, all of Cottage Grove; his aunt and uncle, Carla and Brian Severe of Eugene; and his aunt and uncle Martha and Gary Curl of Prineville. He is also survived by many cousins who loved him very much: Devyn, Amber, Draper, Brandon, Brittni, Kayla and Trent. Arrangements in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel.
Memorial Service was Dec. 27 at Living Faith Church in Cottage Grove.