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Frances I. "Fran" Anderson

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Frances I. "Fran" Anderson, 84, died March 19, 2013 in Colorado Springs. Fran was born October 7, 1928 in Caldwell, Kansas and moved with her family to Denver in 1936. She graduated from Denver's South HS in 1946 and the University of Denver in 1950. She married H. Carl Anderson in June 1950. Fran worked as a home economics teacher in Denver. In 1970, the family moved to Grand Lake, Colorado where she and her husband owned Columbine Lake Realty. After retiring, they split their time between Grand Lake and Littleton. In 2011, they moved to Colorado Springs to be near their daughter. Fran was an active member of her sorority, Sigma Kappa, and its alumni clubs. She loved to dance, read, scrapbook, hike, and spend time with her family. Fran supported a favorite cause by walking in the 2010 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer with her daughters and granddaughter. Fran is survived by her loving husband, Carl, and her three children: Janna (Richard) Sampson, of Lisle, Illinois; Richard (Melanie) Anderson, of Larkspur; and Patricia (Henry) Reitwiesner, of Colorado Springs. She also is survived by her grandchildren Lauren and Matthew Sampson, and Theodore and Thomas Reitwiesner. Fran was preceeded in death by her parents: James Edward and Leah Friend Isenhart; and her brothers James Edward "Jim", Harold Ernest "Bill" and Thomas Earl. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Avon Foundation for Women to support breast cancer research. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30pm Friday, March 22, at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Colorado Springs followed by a reception at MacKenzie Place.
Published in Denver Post on Mar. 21, 2013
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