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Lavetta M. Anderson


1928 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Lavetta M. Anderson Obituary

Lavetta M. Smith Anderson went to join her Heavenly Father January 22, 2016. Lavetta was born in Blair, Oklahoma on July 29, 1928 to Pearl and James C. Tibbs. She graduated from Dill City High School in 1947. In 1946 she married Wayne Smith and they had two children. Wayne passed away November 20, 1959. Lavetta remarried June 13, 1963 to Reuben H. Anderson (Andy) who passed away December 25, 2008.

Lavetta shared her givingness to all who knew her--family, neighbors and friends alike. Her givingness also included volunteer work as a Sunday School Teacher and Nursery Director at Calvary Bible Church where she was greatly appreciated. She was an active member of Mission Bells since 1958. Lavetta was employed with the Bakersfield City School District for 26 years and 2 months as an Administrative Secretary. She retired in 1982. She always said there wasn't a day that she didn't learn something new. She loved her job and the many friends she worked with.

Lavetta, a Christian since the age of 15, has been a member of Calvary Bible Church since 1958.

Lavetta is survived by her son Jimmy Daryl Smith and wife Judy, her daughter Myrlene Ann Showman (Smith), step daughter Lisa Ohlgren, step son Chris Anderson and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Memorial
Service will be Friday, February 5th at 11:00 am, Calvary Bible Church 4850 Manor Drive, Bakersfield, CA

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Feb. 3, 2016
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