Barbara P. Anderson
November 16, 1924 – January 7, 2020
Barbara P. Anderson, 95, of Fort Collins, passed away peacefully Tuesday January 7, 2020 at home. She was born November 16, 1924 in Sugar City, Colorado. As the only daughter, she was one of 4 children born to Elza and Mabel (Brooks) Clay. Barbara grew up in the rural community of Blue Cliff near the town of Sugar City. After graduating from Ordway Public Schools in 1942 and from Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado in 1944, she studied and received her teaching certificate from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Barbara returned to Arriba, Colorado and taught school there for 2 years.
On June 1, 1946 Barbara married Rex Anderson. They ranched and farmed near Arriba, Colorado and in 1951 moved and purchased a farm near Fort Collins. In 1958 Barbara and her husband’s interests turned to construction where she was the company bookkeeper. She was a wonderful mother to three children, grandmother to six grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Barbara was an active member of First Christian Church, volunteering and teaching Sunday school. She also enjoyed gardening, baking, canning and reading.
Surviving Barbara are her children: Gary Anderson and wife Jean, Cheri Richardson, Robin Kepler and husband Ed, grandchildren: Shelly, Patty, Megan, Kelly, Brandon and Matthew and her seven great grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be at 11:00am on Wed. January 15, 2020 at Allnutt Drake Chapel, 650 W Drake Rd., Fort Collins with visitation at 10:00am. Graveside service will be in Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association or The Gideon’s International.
- Gary Anderson
- Bret Dalton
- Ed Kepler
- Brandon Richardson
- Matthew Richardson
- Scott Williams
- Visitation Wednesday, January 15, 2020
- Funeral Service Wednesday, January 15, 2020
- Graveside Service Wednesday, January 15, 2020
- Reception Following the Service Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Barbara P. Anderson
January 17, 2020
I became acquainted with Barb at Eagles Nest Assisted Living when visiting my Mom. Barb shared her faith with my Mom and showed great concern for her when her appetite began to wane at meals. I will remember her caring spirit, her smile and "spunky" personality; so glad I was given the opportunity to know her.
January 14, 2020
Dear Anderson family. What a wonderful life your mom lived. She impacted so many lives in such a positive way. We have have so many fond memories of your mom and your dad. Even our girls remember meals at their house. I even have a couple of your mom's recipes in my collection. January 7th was a day of rejoicing in heaven but our hearts are sad for her loss to this world. Our prayers are with you all!
Love Steve & Peggy Hunter
January 12, 2020
I recall growing up just up the road from Barbara and Rex. I have so many memories from going down to their garden and picking fruit and vegetables to knocking on their door to go play in their basement with all the fun games they had! Me and my sister saw them as family and always wondered if they were our grandparents or aunt and uncle! We sure will miss you Barbra!