August 2, 2005
Niels Hanbury Anderson passed away July 7, 2005, after an illness of several years. He was born Jan. 18, 1919, in Los Angeles to Cordelia Agnes and Olaf Hanbury Anderson.
He graduated from Santa Clara High School, Santa Clara, Calif., and from the University of California, Berkeley, in the Naval ROTC program in 1941. He became an ensign in the U.S. Naval Supply Corps and served four years of World War II in the Pacific on several ships, and on many duty stations for 23 years. He attended Stanford University School of Business from 1947 to 1949 and received a master’s in business. He retired in 1965 as captain in the U.S. Naval Supply Corps. After four years at the Crocker Citizens National Bank in San Francisco, Calif., he joined the University of Nevada system as director of the computer center in Reno, Nev. He served for 13 years and retired in 1982. He spent several years doing consulting work with the National Judicial College, the Nevada Supreme Court and the city of Reno, before retiring for the third time.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara Justine of Reno; sons, Peter Hanbury (Sheila) of Carson City, Robert Stephen (Anita) of South Lake Tahoe, and David Scott (Angela) of Reno; brother, Richard Alden (Helen) of Burlington, Wash.; grandchildren, Daniel, Justine, Krista, Cassady, Trey and Marley; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Robert; and sister, Ruth Frances.
Memorial services will begin at 2 p.m. Aug. 13 at Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, 780 Del Monte Lane, Reno.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Niel’s name to a favorite charity or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10613.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Washoe Memorial.