Fred T. Anderson, 80, of Lake Kiowa passed onto his new life August 3, 2012, after a courageous 6 year battle with cancer, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family.
Fred was born in Great Falls, ND July 19, 1932. As a young child his family moved to Denver, CO where Fred attended Colorado College in Colorado Springs. Fred served his country in the US Air Force during the Korean conflict earning three medals. Following Korea, Fred then moved to Santé Fe, NM where he met Nancy Jo Kyle. They married in 1956. Fred and Nancy then moved to San Jose, CA with their sons Mark and Steve. Their youngest son Kyle was born in San Jose. The family then moved to Dallas, TX for a short time before moving to Lewisville, TX. All the while Fred worked as a Regional Sales Manager for Houghton-Mifflin, later retiring at Lake Kiowa, TX.
He is survived by his loving partner, best friend and devoted wife of 56 years Nancy; son Mark James Anderson, Sr., wife Maddalena, their children Jamie Lynn, Grace Angelina, Mark James, Jr., John Luke, and Frederick Thomas “Tommy”; son Stephan Gordon Anderson, wife Robin, and their daughter Briana; son Robert “Kyle” Anderson, fiancé Melinda Nemeth; many close friends and extended family. Fred was preceded in death by his father Frederick Theodore Anderson, Sr. and mother Flora Odell Root.
Fred was a very active 21 year resident at Lake Kiowa. Fred loved the game of golf. He assisted with the Men’s Golf Association and Water Board. Fred led a very full life, always giving much more than he received.
He was a mentor, coach, friend, and inspiration to many. He lived a bold life full of color. Fred had a spirit of excellence; he went “all in.” His life touched many and he will be greatly missed.
The family looks forward to seeing you at the “Circle of Life Memorial Service” to be held in his honor Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 4:00 PM at the Lake Kiowa Lodge Clubhouse.