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Harriet Anderson

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Anderson, Harriet Harriet Pope Harvey Anderson, born in Shreveport Louisiana on September 5, 1935, passed away on February 28th, 2011 after a brave and courageous year long battle with pancreatic cancer. Harriet was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend who passionately cared for others by always putting their needs ahead of her own. Her friends would be the first to tell you that all of the special events of their lives never went without a card or a phone call from Harriet. Preceded in death by her mother Mary Pope Nelson and father Robert Libby Harvey. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Lt. Col. Jack E. Anderson, Jr.(USAF, Ret.), her daughter Laura Leigh Bledsoe, her Son Jack E. Anderson II(Trey), Laura's husband Ronald Bledsoe, and three children Brayden, Meghann, and Amelia, Trey's wife Sundee and their two children Cole and Madelyn. Harriet was raised in Shreveport and graduated from Byrd High School. She was a proud member of the Junior League, the Cotillion Court and of the Demoiselle Club, having made her debut in 1958. She attended Sophie Newcomb College and the University of Hawaii before graduating from Louisiana State University where she was an active member of the Chi Omega sorority. Harriet became a Flight Attendant for Delta Airlines in 1961 and so enjoyed traveling all over the US. It was during that time that she met her future husband and love of her life Jack on a blind date. Harriet and Jack traveled the world together including trips to the Panama Canal, Alaska, Hawaii, Thailand, Russia and several European destinations including multiple visits to France to visit a close family friend, Harriet's "adopted" French daughter, Florence Deltheil Rousseau. Harriet was a faithful member of Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church for over 30 years. She served whole-heartedly on several committees as well as being ordained as a Deaconess. Serving at Canyon Creek was one of her favorite things to do, regardless of the task at hand. She will be deeply missed by all that knew her and leaves a legacy of how to selflessly serve others. Last but not least, Harriet, or Doll as she was called by Jack or Mom as she was called by Laura and Trey will be unbelievably missed. We found some wording in her Father's Obituary that was perfect to include in this public tribute to her. Only the names and roles have been changed: "Harriet Anderson was a devoted wife and loving mother; her life was marked by acts of kindness, friendliness and considerations, and the memory of such a life, while it cannot erase the sorrow nor blot away the pangs of grief, will become a cherished momento as the years roll by, especially to the inner circle of her loved ones." We love you Mom! A Memorial Service will be held at Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church in Richardson on Saturday March 5th at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to The Pancreatic Cancer Action Net-work via www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/Harriet/Anderson.

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Published in Dallas Morning News on Mar. 2, 2011
Harriet Pope Harvey Anderson
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