Mrs Katie Anderson Scholarship Fund

$14,000 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 206 people in 32 months
Katie Lynne Anderson was born Dec 16 1983 to Lance and Linda Grave of Spencer Iowa. She passed away at the age of 31 on June 7th 2015 in a fatal car accident in Fairfield, CA. Her childhood was spent in the town she was raised, Spencer, IA. She was an active student participating in volleyball, basketball, track, and softball. Her love of school and athletics was her inspiration to pursue a teaching degree at the University of Minnesota, Mankato where she received a bachelor’s degree in education in 2006.

She began her career teaching 5th grade in Jackson, MN in 2007. She was active in several extracurricular committees as well as coaching volleyball and softball. In 2008 she married her high school sweetheart Mark Anderson. They began their relationship at the age of 17 which continued through college until their marriage on August 23rd, 2008. 

In 2011 Mark and Katie took a leap of faith moving to California to begin Mark’s career with the Air Force. Katie then found employment with Dixon Unified School District at CA Jacob’s Middle School as a math teacher. She blossomed and flourished in her role at CA Jacob’s going beyond the role of teacher by participating in STEM, Site Leadership Team, Math Department Chair, Sunshine Site Committee, No-Bully Solution Coach Leader, and the leader of the Chamber of Commerce Business and Education Alliance. 

Katie had an infectious personality and smile that commanded the attention of any room she entered. She enjoyed travel, entertaining her friends and family in her home, wine, shoes, selfies, sunglasses, losing sunglasses, and unorthodox hair styles. She will be missed by her faithful companion and jogging partner Kirby, Mark and Katie’s black lab.

My sincere appreciation goes out to everyone. Our families have decided in lieu of flowers or memorials, we request people make a donation in Katie's name for an annual scholarship fund. In this way she will continue to help and support students for years to come in the communities she impacted.
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Please designate if you would like your donation to benefit the Dixon CA school system, Jackson MN school system, or Spencer IA District schools. If no designation is made the money will be dispersed equally between the schools.
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Raised by 206 people in 32 months
Created June 10, 2015
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Mike Walbridge
27 months ago

Thinking a lot about Katie today

Michael Ruth
28 months ago

I am making this donation to honor Katie's life and to honor the people whose lives she touched.

Sonja Klykken-Urtz
28 months ago

We never had the chance to meet..but you were a huge part of Amy Whorrall 's life.. so this is to honor my friendship with her and her friendship with you..

Neil Bailey
28 months ago

Spencer HS Uncle Neil & Aunt Kay

28 months ago
Gina Grimsley
28 months ago

Wonderful sister and family! A teacher! I am so happy to contribute to this memorial scholarship

Anita Fortman
29 months ago

Please donate to Dixon school fund

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