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Arthur M. "Andy" Anderson, a longtime resident of Tularosa and beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012. He would have turned 90 years old on Aug. 3.
He was born in Ross, Minn., and later grew up in Grand Forks, N.D., where he attended school and joined the U.S. Army in 1941. He served four years in the military and saw action during World War II in Normandy, northern France and central Europe, where he served as a communications lineman. He was awarded the Bronze Star and received an honorable discharge in September 1945.
In 1945, he married Patricia Dotson and they moved to Tulsa, Okla., for many years before moving to Albuquerque. His last employment was with Sears Roebuck, where he designed kitchens and received several commendations for his outstanding sales in the Southwest region.
Andy was a proud member of the Masonic Lodge and a longtime member of Elks lodges in Albuquerque and Alamogordo, where he achieved the level of exalted ruler.
His father and mother, Anton and Anna Anderson, as well as his wife of 62 years, Patricia, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his brother Don Anderson (Jinny) and his sister Ruby Rylance; children David and wife, Jane, of Santa Fe, Kristi Crume, of State College, Pa., and Julie, of Tularosa; grandchildren Kim (Jeff) Gross, Jason (Catherine) Crume and Kelli (Ryan) Luther; and great-grandchildren Jordan, Riley and Hailey Gross, Logan, Hannah and Landon Luther, and Jackson Crume, all of Seattle.
Andy lived a long and varied life and was especially proud of his family. He was skilled in many areas of craftsmanship, but he loved woodworking and was known for making gifts for family members and taking on projects for various friends and acquaintances in his woodworking shop.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at 3 p.m. at the national cemetery in Santa Fe, where his remains and those of his wife will rest together.
Direct cremation will take place under the care of PCS Direct Cremation Services.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from July 25 to Aug. 24, 2012
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