Update: Service Set for Carly Anderson, Kirkland Woman in Finn Hill Crash

The service will be at Northshore Baptist Church on May 19. Friends are also seeking donations to help pay the family's medical expenses. Anderson died last week at Harborview Hospital, several days after the May 4 collision.

UPDATE, noon Sunday, May 13: The family of Carly Anderson, the 30-year-old Kirkland woman who died last week from injuries suffered in a May 4 collision on Finn Hill, has scheduled a memorial service for Saturday, May 19 at Northshore Baptist Church.

Friends of the family are also organizing a drive to raise money to help pay the family’s large medical expenses. Donations can be made in the name of Marilyn Erb Anderson on behalf of Carly Anderson at any Banner Bank, which has branch offices in Kirkland and Bothell.

Friends of the family are also seeking help with the service, with cookies, snacks and flowers. Family friend Kari Scully writes, “Please contact the family coordinator Kelly Hudson (Kelly.Hudson@live.com) if you would like to help. Please know that we will make this kid-friendly so please feel free to bring the kids!"

Carly is survived by her parents, Frank and Marilyn Anderson, and family members Carrie, Colin, Shawn, Amanda, Alex, and Myles.

Northshore Baptist Church is in Kirkland at 10301 NE 145th St., Kirkland. The service begins at 2 p.m.


Original story:

Carly Anderson of Kirkland, a 30-year-old graduate, died Thursday, May 10 at Harborview Hospital in Seattle after being injured in a two-car collision last Friday, May 4, on NE 131st Way on Finn Hill.

Details of the crash have not been released, but Anderson, the driver of one of the cars, suffered head, neck and spinal injuries and was taken by aid car to Harborview after the collision. The other driver was not seriously injured.

The crash, at about 2 p.m. last Friday, closed for several hours 131st Way, a winding road that climbs Finn Hill from north Juanita.

Anderson, a Finn Hill native, was an employee of the extended daycare program at near her childhood home. Friends say she loved punk rock music and her small dog Hunter.

“She was quiet, but once you got to know her, funny,” said Tara Johnston, a longtime friend and tattoo artist who recently gave Anderson a tattoo. "She was covered in tattoos and loved Volkswagens.”

Added one of her best friends, Tanya Walls: "She was very generous and would go out of her way to cheer you up. She never took life for granted and didn't hold back on anything. She was a true friend who never judged you, just accepted you."

No services have been scheduled, but friends say the family is planning some sort of memorial event.

Delores Smith May 14, 2012 at 05:32 AM
Dear Marilyn and your family..So sorry to hear about Carly, I just found out yesterday. As a parent I can not even imagine what you are going thought right know. If I can help anyway I will. I know Austin was friends with her since they both like VW's. So So sorry. My heart is breaking, Don't know what to say. Love you, Delores Smith
Greg Johnston (Editor) May 14, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Thanks for adding your thoughts and memories Kyle.
Anna Fine May 15, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Marilyn - just heard today and cannot find any words to express how sorry we are to learn of your loss. Zoe's reaction was to ask if you were at work so she could come see you. Love and prayers to you, Frank and the rest of the family from Anna, Mike, Aron and Zoe
Jerome Wonder May 15, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Carly and her family changed my life. If it wasn't for there support I don't know where I would be right now but I'm sure it would have been a baaaaad place. THANKS TO EVERY ONE WHO HAS SHOWN SUPPORT FOR THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS!!!!! it has made a world of difference. LOVE U AND MISS U BABE!!!
Geri Ward May 15, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Dear Marilyn, My heart goes out to you and your family and Carly's friends. I will always remember when Carly worked at Thoreau for a while, I would arrive at work and see Karly and a few of the daycare kids walking or skipping down the hallway "going on a fieldtrip". They would be chatting and often giggling. She loved taking the kids on walks. And the kids loved Carly!!! She will be deeply missed by everyone who was Blessed to have known her. Love and hugs, Geri
Jym McMurdo May 15, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Marilyn - We were all deeply saddened by Carly's passing. When Maggie was in before school, she really did love and enjoy her time there with you and Carly. We will all miss Carly ever so much. Our love and thoughts go out to you and your family. Jym, Sandy, Maggie & Mike McMurdo
Cyrilla Fuller May 15, 2012 at 08:09 PM
There are no words of comfort that I can say to every one that loved Carlin. All I can hope for is that her journey towards the heavens allows her to watch over us and smile. She will be greatly missed, always loved, and often thought of. Till we meet again.. Cyrilla
Cyrilla Fuller May 15, 2012 at 08:12 PM
I will always hear her laugh. Her make you smile no matter what kind of laugh.
Marilyn Anderson May 15, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Thank you, Geri, for your kind words. It is still so hard to believe. I am going to miss my daughter/friend/coworker so very much. It hurts so bad. But everyone's kind words help ease the pain somewhat. Of course, I have many fond memories of Thoreau. I remember the one time either you or Kathy called me and told me that Colin came in the office wanting to call me because "I forgot to give my mom a hug and kiss goodbye!" So I think you assured him you would pass it along to me. Sweet. <3
Marilyn Anderson May 15, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Thank you, Jym, Sandy, Maggie and Mikey. She loved you and was looking forward, hopefully, to Mikey joining us at Extended Day. I am still not sure of my return, it won't be this year, but hopefully I can muster up the courage to come back in the fall. New school and surroundings, and a tree planted in Carly's honor...that should help. I miss her terribly. As we've all heard said, no parent should have a child go before them. Thanks for you kind words.
Sheri Morissey May 16, 2012 at 01:42 AM
Oh Marilyn, I am so sad for your loss. I find it difficult to put into words what I want to say but as I read ALL the wonderful, caring condolences from yours and Carly's friends and family I find they have expressed so many of my thoughts and feelings! Please know that I care and am sorry and saddened by this unexpected devistation that you now are living with. My heart goes out to you and your family. Carly will be missed by so many! And you are SO RIGHT your child should never go before you! Hugs to you Marilyn!
Marilyn Anderson May 16, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Thank you Sheri. The overwhelming support we've gotten in this tragedy has brought us so much comfort. We still are not believing that this has happened, and we feel like we are walking in mud, each dragging step to arrange all that goes with this is painful, but we are uplifted by everyone's prayers and support. We will miss her so very much but know that she is with Jesus, and that brings peace to our battered hearts. <3 I'll gladly take those hugs. ooo
Marilyn Anderson May 16, 2012 at 03:17 AM
Well Jerome....its not showing up here, but I left a reply that we love you so much and we will support each other through this. We miss Carly more every minute. But we rejoice that she is out of the cuccoon that trapped her spirit and is now a free butterfly. That has been said by others 5 times this week. One a stranger. I am going to honor Carly with a butterfly tattoo on my shoulder. First one ever. Love you.
Marilyn Anderson May 16, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Greg, I woke up this morning and got on here to ask you to change the picture of Carly to my favorite one, and there it was! God works in mysterious ways.
Marilyn Anderson May 16, 2012 at 05:08 PM
We love you, Fine family. <3
Marilyn Anderson May 16, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Thank you, Jacquee. <3
Marilyn Anderson May 16, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Thank you James. Well said. Thank you for the car rally you are planning in Carly's memory. That is so special, and she would LOVE it. <3
Marilyn Anderson May 16, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Thank you, Peggy. <3
Marilyn Anderson May 16, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Thanks Tammie for your kind words.
Marilyn Anderson May 16, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Thank you, Shelley.
Marilyn Anderson May 16, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Thank you Delores for you kind words. Carly mentioned Austin often. Love you.
Greg Johnston (Editor) May 16, 2012 at 05:33 PM
The second I saw I saw you had uploaded those photos I knew I had to feature one Marilyn. My thoughts and prayers remain with you and the family.
LORRAINE FRAULINI May 17, 2012 at 12:58 AM
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Marilyn Anderson May 17, 2012 at 04:39 AM
Wow. It got on twice Rainey. That and all in caps makes your kind words twice as good. This is such a tough time, and friends like you, with your sincere heartfelt words help us walk through this unfamiliar, hostile territory. God will get us through. He gives us you.
Marilyn Anderson May 17, 2012 at 04:40 AM
Thank you, Greg. That is my favorite pic of Carly. We miss her so much.
Zoe Fine May 21, 2012 at 03:01 AM
Hello Mrs.A I miss you with all my heart. Carly wil always be a special part of my heart. My prayrs go out to you and the rest of you family. I love you! -Zoe FIne P.S i hope ypu remember who i am :)
Marilyn Anderson May 21, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Zoe, how could I possibly forget you! :) I miss you, too. i used to flip you over when you were a toddler, but you don't remember that. ;) And then all the years we had you and Aron in Extended Day were fun, weren't they? I am working on the courage to go back to Extended Day in the fall. Please come see me. :) Love you!! Mrs. A :)
Marilyn Anderson May 28, 2012 at 03:42 AM
Hi Greg, I know it probably doesn't matter much now, but would you mind changing the dates? The facts are that the accident was on Thursday, May 4th at 2:13 pm and she died on Thursday, May 10th at 4:19 pm. Thank you. Marilyn Anderson
Greg Johnston (Editor) May 28, 2012 at 05:45 PM
OK, we've got it straight now, May 4 and 10. Thank you Marilyn, Heartfelt regards, Greg.


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