In Loving Memory of a Very Special
Mrs. Anderson



About this page

       This page has been dedicated to a very special person who has recently passed away to the other world(s) beyond. Mrs. Connie Anderson taught at Palos Verdes Intermediate School for many years and has left us students a lot of memories. Although some of us did not have her for a teacher, we feel that she was a great teacher who did not teach for a living and for money, but to be with the children and to actually TEACH. She was somewhat strict, but she was a wonderful teacher and adult. She respected students like an adult would respect another adult. We only wish she had more time to live, that she had found out earlier about her illness. What also makes her death tragic and grievous is the fact that her daughter was supposed to have a baby this week and that her son is getting married in May. Her death leaves all of us, students and teachers alike, shocked and melancholy by her sudden and sorrowful departure from our lives. This page is completely dedicated to the loving memory of Mrs. Anderson, who passed away on March 27, 1998 of liver cancer. May she rest in peace.

        Life isn't always fair. We all leave, at one point in our lives, whether we be young or old. In Mrs. Anderson's case, she died not of old age, but of liver cancer. It just wasn't fair for her to die so young, when others of her age get to live for years after. Many others die of the same fate, cancer. Why did SHE have to die, not someone else? Some say she was the best teacher at our school. Why did one of our best teachers have to die? Life sometimes seems like nothing is ever fair. That's why Life is a journey, a perilous path to our death with lots of lessons on the way. Why?, we ask, why did Mrs. Anderson have to die? Life doesn't necessarily provide us with answers, so we must journey along and learn to cope with the facts.

        With all our hearts, we wish that Mrs. Anderson didn't die, for she was a great woman and teacher. For all you people reading this right now, I hope that you will take care of yourself so your death will not come like this. Not that she used drugs or anything like that, but the fact that she died so early and that she found out about her liver cancer when she had only nine months left to live. The news of her death left all the students that knew her weeping, either openly or in their hearts. Students of our age aren't built to take such news, of an honorable, worthy, and virtuous teacher passing away. We hope that our other such teachers in this world don't die that way. I feel so helpless and awful that I could not stop her death or stop her suffering. All I can do is create a crummy webpage devoted to her. It's crummy compared to what she was and what her life was.



This is a letter from one of the students at P.V.I.S.:  
    Subject: Mrs. Anderson

Dear everybody,

This is a letter to inform you about the event going on at PVIS. It is really sad. One of the nicest teachers at PVIS died on Friday morning of liver cancer. Her name was Mrs. Anderson and she was a really nice teacher. She was strict at times, but in the end, it helped everybody. She was gone a lot and we had a substitute. But even though she was very sick, she still came to school and taught her students.  She was a teacher that was dedicated to her work and her job and her students. I heard that she learned that she had liver cancer on the last day of school last year. Nine months. She fought for her life. She knew that she was dying, yet she still went to school more than half of the year and taught her students.

It was a very sad day. Everybody at school was quiet. I was among many who were crying. I first heard about it at lunch. I heard it from a friend. I didn't believe it since a lot of rumors go around and most of them aren't even true. But this one was. At the beginning of period 5, PE, our principal came on over the intercom and said that Mrs. Anderson died. And then I knew that it was true. That's why they were playing "My Heart Will Go On" at lunch time. It was really sad. People were sobbing.

I couldn't really believe that she wasn't ever coming back. She was one of those teachers that reached out to her students and helped them. She touched the hearts of many kids. Well, I'm sorry if this letter makes you sad, but I felt that people should be reminded of how she was a very nice and caring teacher and she thought of not herself, but her students.




This is another: 
 Dear Grace,
       Hi. I just wanted to say that you have really touched me about this
homepage. I have experienced 2 deaths of my parents' friends before, but I have never really felt anything. But after reading this page, i just wanted to say that may God guide her family and help them through this difficult time.

Psalms 23:
The Lord is my Shepherd,
I shall not be in want.
He maketh me lie down in green pastures
He leadeth me beside the still waters
He restoreth my soul
He leadth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I will fear no evil
for thou art with me.
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies
thou anointest my head with oil
my cup runneth over
surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life
and i will dwell in the house of the lord forever.

I just want people to think about this Psalm, the people who aren't religious or didn't even know Mrs. Anderson or the ones who knew her because it talks about  being not afraid, know that you are safe, and that when you pass away, you will live in a place of happiness forever.
~Echo Da Fly~



Some say the end of the world is coming, that we will all die in an eternal fire. If that truly does happen, that will be one piece of information that will lighten our hearts from grieving, for then she would not have to suffer through that. We only wish for the best for everyone, the teachers, students and the world alike.



This page was created on March 29, 1998
in memory of Mrs. Connie Anderson.

May she rest in peace forever


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Dow-An Kou, June Cheng, Lisa Malek, and Rachel Chen.
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