Gertrude F. Anderson, 87, resident of Tempe, AZ passed away on July 1, 2015. Gert was born in Pawtucket, RI on August 6, 1927 to Gertrude and Francis Campbell. Gert was a retired Motorola employee and Scottsdale school employee. She loved her family, reading, writing letters, her exercise buddies and crocheting. She had always loved the ocean; her entire home is filled with her sea shore collections despite having lived 50+ years in the desert. Gert is survived by her beloved husband of 37 years, Clayton “Andy” Anderson, her sister, Patricia Hale, and 7 adult children, Carol Osborne, Catherine Fisher, Charles, Frank, Paul, Gary, and David Johnson. Also, 3 step-children, Leslie Loughlin, Mark Anderson and Romelle Von Gnechten. She leaves 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. We are forever grateful to her caregivers Nellie and Nessie and Hospice of Arizona. We will all miss her smile, her sense of humor, and her loving heart but we are all thankful knowing that she is now resting in peace. Mom, we love you to the moon and back. Friends and family are welcome to her Visitation at 1:00 PM and Funeral Service at 1:30 PM Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ. Burial will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix. Contributions may be made in her honor to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.