June 14, 1927 – September 29, 2012
Yukiko Naka Anderson passed away Saturday, September 29, 2012. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, October 1st at Central Christian Church in Killeen. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Christian Church or the charity of your choice. Yukiko Anderson was born in Kyoto, Japan on June 14, 1927 to Konosuke and Kiku Imai Naka. She was the oldest child of her family, having one brother and two sisters. She married Lewie Anderson in 1951 in Japan, then followed him to the United States, living in San Antonio and Oklahoma before settling in Killeen. She raised three children alone, with the help of her network of good friends who became extended family. She supported her family by working in various jobs as a baker and deli manager. Yuki was devoted to her family, and derived her greatest pleasure from being with them. She is survived by her daughter Linda Arrington and husband Ray, of Killeen; daughter Brenda Gallagher of Fort Worth; son Larry Anderson and wife Cathy, of Houston; and son Soji Naka and wife Kyoko, of Kyoto, Japan. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren: Tiffany Arrington of Killeen, Molly Gallagher of Denver, Colorado, Matthew Anderson of Austin, Christopher Anderson of College Station and Houston, Masato Naka of Kyoto, Japan, Satsuki Naka of Kyoto, Japan, and Miyuki Naka and husband of Kyoto, Japan. The light of her life was her best “Bubba,” great-grandson Ryder Hamden of Killeen. The family would like to thank all her devoted friends for their love and support throughout her life. Thanks also go to the staff of Scott and White of Killeen and Temple for their care.
- Memorial Service Monday, October 1, 2012
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October 14, 2012
I have known Mrs. Anderson since I was 5, I'm 33, this is Reiko's grandson, I have always considered Mrs. Anderson as family, I told people she was my other Japanese grandma, I will miss her and will always remember how she was, I will miss my grandma and I cooking gyozas for her, she was an awesome person and it pains me that I didn't get to see her one last time.
Brenda Rechalle Wesley
October 1, 2012
For Brenda, Linda, Larry and Family of Mrs. Anderson, You and your Family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your was a very nice person, I am sure, as her three children were a blessing to me while going to school. (Nolan Middle School)
September 30, 2012
Grandma, you are the reason I came to the US, and I'm glad I did. I wish you could come to Japan, so I could take you all the beautiful places around our beautiful hometown, Kyoto. I will always remember Japanese food you made for me. I don't want to say good bye because you will always be around from now on! Thank you! Arigato!
September 30, 2012
Grandma, you will be missed more than you may have ever known. The influence you had upon each and every one of us and the others that you touched is and will always be positive and uplifting. I feel so fortunate to have been able to spend as much time as I did with you, and am even more fortunate that you got to share your light with little Ryder. The legacy you've left here with us is one of reverence in your name -- and we love you more than words can say....Oyasumenasai -- but not sayonara! xoxo