Denise Vivian Anderson passed away at home with her loving family by her side on July 4th, 2015. She had fought a courageous 6 year battle with cancer.
Denise was born June 17th, 1962 in Grangeville, Idaho to Jesse and Sandra Ratcliff. Denise attended Medford schools grades k-12. She graduated in 1980 from Medford senior high. She graduated in 1983, from Western Oregon University with a 2 year certificate in American Sign Language. She then worked for ESD, as sign language interpreter, for hearing impaired children in schools throughout the Rogue Valley. Including, Grants Pass High School and Lincoln Elementary. In 2014, she retired from ESD after 31 years.
Denise is survived by her 3 daughters, Ashley, Chloe, and Halle Anderson; The father of her daughters, Craig Anderson; her parents Jesse and Sandra Ratcliff; her siblings Denis Ratcliff and Debbie Georgeon; as well as, her 2 year old grandson, Aubrey jr. Anderson-Elsasser.
A celebration of life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 18th, 2015 at Hull & Hull Funeral Directors in Grants Pass.
Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the Stomach for Cancer Foundation, either online or by mail. Donation forms will also be available at Denise's celebration of life. www.nostomachforcancer.org or PO Box 46070 Madison WI 53744.