Ronald Gene Anderson, 58, of Beckley, died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2001, at a Beckley hospital after a twoandonehalf year bout with lung and brain cancer. Born Sept. 7, 1942, in Johnstown, Pa., he was the son of the late Jennings Bruce and Helen M. Anderson. Mr. Anderson was a 1960 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, earned his bachelor of science degree from West Virginia Institute of Technology, and earned his master's degree from Marshall University. He taught in Kanawha County for 20 years and in Raleigh County at BeckleyStratton Junior High School for 15 years. He was a skilled woodworker, master electrician and farmer, and he enjoyed classic cars. He is survived by devoted brothers and sistersinlaw, Don and his wife, Lana, of Beckley, and Bruce and his wife, Nancy, of Beckley; and his devoted sister Bonnie Wareham and husband, Scott, of Farmington, Utah; two nephews, Todd Anderson of Beckley and Jay Lilly of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; two nieces, Michelle McKinney and husband, Danny, of Beckley, and Terry Bradley and husband, Jim, of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; two greatnieces, Tearson Annie McKinney of Beckley and Meredith Grace Bradley of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; his loving companion, Sandra Boland of Beckley; and devoted caregivers, Linda McKinney, Kay Blankenship, and Bertha Welch. He wished to leave a special message to his many friends, colleagues and students: that life and family are very precious, and that everyone should cherish and embrace every second with them. He had great pleasure in laughing and joking with everyone. Visitation will be 3 p.m. today at the Sunset Mausoleum, and final committal will be 4 p.m. at the mausoleum. Final committal service will be conducted by Pastor Ronnie Abshire of Grandview Christian Church and Pastor Allen Johnson of Beaver United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia, 103 S. Eisenhower Drive, Beckley, WV 25801. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.