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Lillian Anderson

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Lillian Anderson Lillian Anderson, age 87, passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2004. She was born in Goteborg, Smoland, Sweden, on February 9, 1917 to John and Hannah Sundberg. She was the last of eight children. She came to America in 1921 at the age of four years. The family came through Ellis Island and then traveled by boat to Galveston; from there they went to live in Clifton, Texas. They moved to the Decker Community and her father ran a small store in that community until they moved to Austin. She married Chester A. Anderson of Elroy, Texas on September 3, 1947. They raised one daughter, Madilyn. She was very proud of her two grandchildren and her three great- granddaughters. Lillian worked in retail sales all of her life, beginning at Studers Photo Company on Congress Avenue and later working for Krueger Jewelers, Carl Meyer Jewelers and Gage Furniture Company. She enjoyed traveling with her friends to Hawaii and Mexico and playing cards and dominos with her family. She loved to read and always had books close by. She watched The Price is Right, Wheel of Fortune and The Young and Restless on a regular basis. Lillian always kept her Swedish traditions alive in her baking and she loved having her family get together at Christmas. They would all play, sing and have a great time. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester; mother, father, brothers, Clarence, Moody, Carl and Gus Sundberg; sisters, Lillie Sundberg and Verna Burk, and by two nephews. Lillian is survived by her daughter, Madilyn Dunlap and husband, Robert of Del Valle, Texas; grandson, Kenneth Tull and wife, Michelle of Lockhart, Texas; granddaughter, Riki Lynn Golan and husband, Brian of Del Valle, Texas; great-granddaughters, Alyson Molinari, Katelyn and Cecelia Tull; three nieces, one nephew and several great-nieces, nephews and several great-great-nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, November 13, 2004, at Cook-Walden Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, November 14, 2004, in the Colonial Chapel of Cook- Walden Funeral Home with Reverend Alfred N. Krebs, Pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Interment will follow at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery. Honoring Mrs. Lillian Anderson as pallbearers will be, Robert Dunlap, Kenneth Tull, Brian Golan, Drew Johnson, Gary Lykins, and Lawrence Huckabee. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Lillian s honor to Hospice Austin, The Austin Public Library or a charity of the giver s choice.
Published in Austin American-Statesman on Nov. 12, 2004
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