Viola Jensen Anawaty

Viola Jensen Anawaty



Dear fellow 1969 classmates: I’m wishing I could be with you in person, but I’m glad to be included in our class remembrance book.

God has been very good to me through the years.

I am currently in rehab after a total knee replacement on May 13th, and am doing well.

After almost 48 years of marriage (our anniversary is in August), Paul and I have retired to North Platte, Nebraska. It is a quiet little town (but with quite a bit of history). Fortunately there are excellent health care facilities here, which at our age is very important.

My year with you at CUC was one of the happiest parts of my life!

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s updates on the website.

My family: Husband: Paul W. Anawaty; Children: Todd Anawaty, Tina Wenzel, Trey Anawaty, Troy Anawaty
Grandchildren: 6

My work: Full-time Mother and Grandmother

Change I wish to see in the world: Jesus’ second coming

My life motto: To live for Jesus and share His love.

Where I turn for inspiration: Women’s ministries Bible studies

Most interesting place I have traveled to since high school: Cancun, Mexico

Trait I admire most in a person: Kindness

Best advice a teacher gave me in high school: My English professor encouraged my creative writing.

Favourite CUC memory: “The Sound of Music” production

The books on my bedside table: The Bible (large print edition), books on tape (from the Nebraska Library Commission)

Song that reminds me most of our senior year: Oh, Canada

I can never have too many: Friends

Biggest surprise about life: That it’s been 50 years since our senior year.

Song that always puts me in a good mood: “Jesus Is Coming Soon”

Risk worth taking: My Right total knee replacement

Rule worth breaking: The speed limit

Next big project: My Left total knee replacement

Classmate I wish to honor: Elvine Trenchuk Skoretz

Advice I would give to a graduating senior: Be grateful for your Christian education, and live for Jesus every day.