Wilma Anderson of Tulsa, Okla., passed away on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, from natural causes. Wilma was born in Cambridge, Iowa, on Sept. 16, 1918, to Lewis and Alice Pulis. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa. She married Victor Anderson in March 1940.
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Wilma worked for Lockheed and Mid-Continent Airlines prior to moving to Alamogordo where she lived for almost 50 years. She enjoyed promoting the family business. She and her husband ran the Humble filling station for many years. Wilma loved the New Mexico history of the Old West, such as the Lincoln County War. She was an active supporter of the Alamogordo Tiger High School band, orchestra and choir from 1967-1970. She also volunteered her time in support of the Toy Train Depot.
Survivors include her son Bob and daughter-in-law Becky, of Tulsa; grandchildren Jason and Lindsey Anderson, of Conroe, Texas, David and Gabrielle Anderson, of Ponca City, Okla., and Jennifer and Joe Heatherly, of Tulsa; and great-grandchildren Patriot, Nora and Ben.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Moore's Southlawn Chapel, Tulsa.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Monte Vista Cemetery in Alamogordo with Pastor Howell Scott officiating.
The Anderson family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the local services. To sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.
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Alamogordo, NM 88310
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Sept. 28 to Oct. 27, 2013