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.
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.