Havinne Linay Anderson, formerly of Mora, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. She was 49 years old.
She was born Nov. 17, 1969. A blizzard was over Minnesota. She grew up in rural, small towns and lived on farmsteads with lots of freedom, animals, and adventures.
She was a precocious learner physically, mentally and personally-never the shy one in class. Coming to Mora in 1983 was an opportunity she seized graduating in 1988, eager for bigger things like college in Honolulu at the University of Hawaii.
She graduated earning a degree in social work. She moved on to a successful job at United Way and worked there for many years. Following, and for several years, she worked for the state of Hawaii as disaster mitigator in defense with natural disasters.
She was a brave, strong woman not afraid of challenges. She studied the Hawaiian language in college and became knowledgeable of her adopted state, knowing flora and fauna concerns, and the history of how it evolved into a state. She was a great tour guide.
During those busy years she gave birth to son, Kanoa, and daughter, Saxon. Both reside in Hawaii.
Havinne is survived by her children; mother; Becci Armstrong, father; Doug (Diane) Anderson, siblings; Heather Johnson, Noah Anderson, Theja Reese and Tanner Anderson, brothers-in-law; Frank Johnson and Paul Reese, aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins and loyal friends.
Her wish to “come back home” has been honored.