SUGAR LAND Pauline Josephine Anderson, a longtime Odessa resident and San Angelo area native, died in Sugar Land, Texas, Wednesday, Jan. 16. Born in Rowena, Texas, in 1915, to W.A. and Julia Halamicek, she attended school in Rowena, Ballinger and San Angelo. She was also a graduate of San Angelo Business College. The Halamicek's were longtime residents of San Angelo and her father was a former mayor and early west Texas entrepreneur. Pauline originally moved to Odessa in 1940, to become bookkeeper for the Cash Food Mart. She married Odessa native, Z.R. (Zada) Anderson, in San Angelo in 1943, while he served in the war. Following the war they returned to Odessa and operated South Side Dry Goods on West Murphy for 20 years followed by Anderson's Department Store on West 10th for 19 years, until retiring in 1985. They also owned and managed rental property in Odessa and helped support family ranching and property interests in Reeves, Coke and Upton counties. They raised two sons, J.Tom and Jerry Dee. They reluctantly had to leave Odessa in 2000, to reside in the Sugar Land area after Zada had a major stroke. She was preceded in death by Zada; her parents; her sisters, Adeline, Dorene, Maxine; brother Eugene; and her son, J.Tom. Survivors include her son, Jerry Dee and his wife, Lani, of Missouri City, Texas; granddaughter Josi Anderson; step-granddaughters Teyah Hults and Benay Wettle, along with Benay's husband Magnus and daughter Mya; sister Wandine (Dinky) Teague of Longview, Texas; brother W.A. (Bill) Halamicek of Colorado; and several nieces and nephews. At her request, no public services will be held and any memorials should be sent to the
. Her family appreciates your remembrances and prayers and encourages you to drink a toast in memory of a good life.
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Published in GoSanAngelo from January 20 to January 21, 2013