Dorothy Louise Jansen Anderson, 88, of Chapel Ridge, formerly of 184 N. Bennett St., passed away Saturday (Feb. 28, 2015) peacefully at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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Born Dec. 8, 1926 in Buffalo, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Allen S. and Irene Holmlund Jansen. She was a 1945 graduate of Bradford High School and earned her Bachelors of Science in Home Economics and Child Development in 1949 from Penn State.
In May of 1949 in St. Paul's Methodist Church in State College, she was installed as the first president of the newly formed Alpha Kappa Chapter Kappa Phi, a national organization for campus Methodist women.
Dorothy returned to Bradford and from 1950 to 1955 she conducted the Jansen Nursery Pre-school and from 1959 to 1974 she was the office manager for Jansen Dental Laboratories.
On July 1, 1955, in the First United Methodist Church, she married Maurice H. Anderson, who died on May 27, 2000.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Bradford, and served on various committees and headed the nursery and toddler departments. She was a member of and past president of AAUW and the Bradford Women's Literary Club.
Surviving are several cousins including Jim Holmlund in Northern Ireland, Dave Holmlund in New Jersey, Nancy Swanson in Idaho, Jon Holmlund in California, Steve Holmlund in California, Mark Holmlund in California, Jeff Holmlund in Texas, Marilyn Wadsworth in New York, Sidney Ponturo in Maryland and Becky Allen in Florida; close friends and caregivers including Linda Flynn, Marlene Zimmerman, Rita Hogan and Merle Swartzentrooper.
Family will be receiving friends on March 13 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 33 South Ave. At 11 a.m., funeral and committal services will be held with the Rev. Seth McClymonds Jr., pastor of the First United Methodist Church, and the Rev. J. Patrick Lenox, Kane District Superintendent of Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, co-officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the SPCA, the First United Methodist Church or CARE for Children.
On line condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
33 South Avenue
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Mar. 3 to Mar. 13, 2015