Eleanor Cosby Anderson
1923 - 2015
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Eleanor Cosby
Anderson
2/3/1923 - 1/30/2015


Eleanor Cosby Anderson passed away on January 30, 2015 in Auburn, Calif. She was born in San Francisco, Calif., on February 3, 1923 but was raised in Auburn, Calif.
She was the only child of her parents, Ted and Kathryn Cosby. She attended Scripts College in Pasadena Calif., and majored in social studies. Ellie met her future spouse at Placer High, class of 1939, Bud Anderson. When he returned from World War II, a decorated combat fighter pilot, they were married in Berkeley, Calif., on February 23, 1945. Ellie was a homemaker following her husband around the country and on overseas assignments. She was active in with the Officer's Wives Clubs and later the Assistance League. They raised two children, James and Kathryn. In 1984 she and Bud retired and they moved back to Auburn. They kept busy traveling around the country and Europe attending aviation events and enjoying their children, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was best known for her caring and loving spirit.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, C E Bud Anderson, her son James Anderson, grandsons John and Matthew, her daughter Kathryn (Bill) Burlington, granddaughters Jenny (John) Markham, Liz (Jake) Davis all of Raleigh, NC and 4 great grandchildren, Jack, Will, Ellie and Noah.
In lieu of flowers donations to the following scholarship funds would be appreciated. Society of Experimental Test Pilots Foundation, P. O. Box 986, Lancaster, CA 93584 or American Fighter Aces Association, 940 East Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108. Please include scholarship in the by line.

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Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Feb. 3, 2015.
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November 6, 2015
Just read the Bud Anderson story in the "California Senior" November 2015.
All I can say is "unbelievable" as to Bud's aviation career and Bud and Eleanor's married life. I am from the next decade at 82 with Korean Service at Naval Air Facility, Oppama, Japan and a attorney trial practice career.
My heart goes out to Bud and the family for the loss.
God Bless You, Rick Bradley, Lincoln
Rick Bradley
February 7, 2015
RIP ELEANOR Sorry to hear about her passing .My mom will miss her
Greg & Stephanie Cassidy
February 7, 2015
Bud Anderson and Family
Our sincerest condolences on the passing of Eleanor. Our prayers are with you.
Dennis and Sylvia Denham
February 6, 2015
My heart was touched by your being married for 70 years! That is a true testament to the love and memories you shared over the years and must reflect on the deep loss your family feels now. Please know that I will include your family in my prayers. I hope the fond memories of your loved one help buoy your spirits during this trying time.
February 6, 2015
COL Anderson: We are very sorry to hear of your wife's passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies in your and your family's time of sorrow.
Ken & Melba Delfino
February 5, 2015
Please accept my sympathy. Eleanor was one of my first clients when I became a manicurist 25 years ago, and she stayed with me for many, many years. I loved hearing the stories of Bud, Jim and Kitty and her grandchildren. She was so proud of all of you. She was a wonderful, kind and loving woman and will be missed.
Lesley Flannery
February 5, 2015
Col. Bud Anderson, Our deepest condolences for your great loss. God is watching over you at this difficult time. Jane and Neil Fergus
February 5, 2015
Dear Bud JIM & Kitty;My deepest condolances for the loss of Eleanor .Iknow your sorrow .The many memories of happy times will always be with you .One of the many I have Is of Ellie and Charlotte learning to play golf together down in Montgomery Ala . Now there was a pair. But they did have a blast.
Bob Riley
February 4, 2015
So sorry for your loss Mr. Bud.
Lisa Harrison
February 4, 2015
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one may God give you strength and comfort during this difficult time Ps 46 : 1
February 4, 2015
Col. Anderson, my deepest sympathies.
Steve Elmes
February 4, 2015
Col. Anderson - My condolences on your loss, and my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you and your entire family during this time. Many thanks for your service as well!
Andrew Talbot
February 4, 2015
Bud,sorry for your loss,but the two of you had a good long run..never forget her memories..will be thinking of you.
Dave Kauffman Jr
February 3, 2015
Dear Bud, Jim & Kitty -
What a kind, wonderful, beautiful Lady she was. Please accept our love and deepest sympathies expressed to the whole family upon your loss.
God Bless the Andersons.
Karen & Lewie Webb
February 3, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Harold (Buck) Gein
February 3, 2015
Bud I'm so sorry for your loss. We met Ellie many years ago and she was a wonderful and kind person.
Marty Kloberdanz
February 3, 2015
I am remembering a fun trip to the desert with Kitty for a week when we were young. Kitty was in our wedding and I was in hers. We had wonderful times when she visited her grandparents. I also remember when Eleanor made a baby blanket for us when we adopted our son Chris. She was very special.I am sorry for your loss.
Kathy Gein Johnson
February 3, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Andy Sarcinella
February 3, 2015
My condolences to the family during this sad time. (Psalm 18:2) ~ Nicky
February 3, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
annie horne
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