Funeral services for Charles "Norwell" Anderson, 94, of Portales, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, in the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel with Marlin Poynor officiating. Burial will follow in the Portales Cemetery.
Anyone wishing to make donations, may send them to the New Mexico Christian Children's Home, 1356 NM 236, Portales, NM 88130, or any organization of their choice.
Charles Norwell Anderson was born Dec. 2, 1919, in Cone, Texas to the home of Mayme (Lyda) and Charley C. Anderson and died May 5, 2014, in Albuquerque. Mr. Anderson grew up in Floyd, and graduated from Floyd High School in 1940. On July 21, 1940, he was married to Rosalie Kimbell. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and was discharged in 1946. Following his discharge, he returned to Portales. Mr. Anderson reared his family in Portales and later Alamogordo. He owned and operated a dirt moving company for many years, and retired in 1984.
Norwell moved back to Portales in 2002, residing at Golden Acres, and enjoyed reconnecting with old friends and making new friends for the past 12 years.
Mr. Anderson enjoyed fishing and hunting. He always looked forward to the annual family reunions, when they would all go camping together. For several years, he participated in a senior observers program in the municipal courts in Alamogordo. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, C. B. and Darlene Anderson, of Albuquerque; and Jerry and Mary Anderson, of Las Cruces; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Kay and John Banfill, of Albuquerque; six grandchildren, Natalie (Todd) Lund, Chad (Jennifer) Anderson, Clint and Dawn Anderson, and Ashley and Landon Banfill; four great-grandchildren, Haley and Michael Thompson, and Cameron and Karissa Anderson; a brother, Sid Anderson, of Alamogordo; two sisters, Wilma Jean Kimbell, of Lovington, and Lura Miller, of Santa Maria, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Bette Kimbell, of Portales; and a close friend, Cleta Carr, also of Portales.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Helen Suggs and Wanda Grider, and by his wife, Rosalie, who died in 2001.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wheeler Mortuary, of Portales, 356-4455. Online at wheelermortuary.net
500 East 3rd Street Portales, NM 88130
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from May 8 to June 7, 2014