Memorial service set for lifelong resident

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – A memorial service for lifelong Whittier resident Nina Louise Andersen, mother of veteran San Gabriel Valley Newspapers photographer Greg Andersen, will be held at 1 p.m. in Rainbow Chapel (Gate 17) at Rose Hills Memorial Park. She was 78.Andersen was born Dec. 19, 1926, at Murphy Memorial Hospital to Whittier residents Harold Hazzard Brokaw and and Winifred Estelle Bullock.She had lived in her current house for 55 years.She was an avid gardener, tending to a half-acre of avocado and fruit trees. Her father held the patent on the Haas avocado. Andersen took pride in growing roses and plumerias. She enjoyed cooking for her family, attending musicals and concerts, golfing and playing bridge. She looked forward to summers with family and friends at her beach house in Balboa.She served for many years on the 1944 Whittier High School Reunion Committee.Besides her son Greg Andersen and his wife, Karen, of Orange, Andersen is also survived by her son Jerry Andersen and his wife, Beverly, of Whittier; her son Jeff Andersen of Alta Loma; five grandchildren, Kristen, Kari, Steven, Derek and Colin; her brothers, William Brokaw of Aptos and Philip Brokaw of Balboa; as well as many nieces and nephews.The family issued a public thank you to the Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital hospice care facility and Andersen’s loving caregiver, Maria.The memorial service will be followed by a reception at 2:30p.m. at Rose Hills Reception Center inside Gate 1. Monday From staff reportslast_img

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