OBITUARY

Jack C. Anderson

October 16, 1923July 5, 2018
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Jack C. Anderson, 94, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away peacefully on July 5, 2018. He was born in Chicago, IL on October 16, 1923 to the late Gustave Carl Anderson and Evelyn (Nielsen) Anderson. Jack graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School then furthered his education obtaining an Associate's degree from Santa Monica College. He was a proud WWII Veteran who served as a Bomber Pilot on 36 missions. On December 31, 1955 he married Helen Havens. Jack was an Accounting Supervisor for the U.S. Post Office. His Christian faith was immensely important to him and in retirement he had a passion for tennis and ballroom dancing. Jack was proceeded in death by his beloved wife, Helen; and his three siblings, Leon, Nancy, and Dan. He is survived by his three children, Kim (Robin) Anderson, Lisa (Don) Saba, and Chris Anderson; three siblings, Howie, Dave, and Carolyn; eight grandchildren; Amy, Erin, Ashley, Summer, Carissa, Danielle, Wyatt, and Stephanie and nine great grandchildren; Tristan, Isabelle, Cameron, Kyle, Jacob, Cailyn, Kaylee, Natalie, and Michael. Funeral service with Military Honors will be at 10:00 am on Friday, July 13, 2018 at Shadow Mountain Mortuary, 2350 E. Greenway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85022 with light refreshments to follow. In lieu of flowers contributions in Jack's honor may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at act.alz.org/donate or to Hospice of the Valley at hov.org.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Friday, July 13, 2018
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Laura Crawford

July 24, 2018

The house with the green palm tree is was Jack's house! Many fond childhood memories, with Lisa and Chris, ie the Pop Shop trips, swimming, Bethany Bible, even puked at their Thanksgiving table one year (right onto Kim's empty plate, sorry Kim). I being 8 or 9 at the time said i think i better go. ANGEL Jack said he would drive me home the 1 block to my house. I told him it was better that I walk. Adult life , after a conversation with Jack where he imparted to me that ; "Tennis is a sport you can play the rest of your life" got me kinda jazzed! Gave up racquet ball and Lisa and I started meeting the Jack and his merry band of tennis buddies at Encanto Park to play tennis. Needless to say Lisa and I didn't win much at the game, but the love was always paramount. Anderson (Saba) family and my friends Jack got his wings back finally, just as he wished. Godspeed Jack, love Laura

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Biography

Jack C. Anderson, 94, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away peacefully on July 5, 2018. He was born in Chicago, IL on October 16, 1923 to the late Gustave Carl Anderson and Evelyn (Nielsen) Anderson. Jack graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School then furthered his education obtaining an Associate's degree from Santa Monica College. He was a proud WWII Veteran who served as a Bomber Pilot on 36 missions. On December 31, 1955 he married Helen Havens. Jack was an Accounting Supervisor for the U.S. Post Office. His Christian faith was immensely important to him and in retirement he had a passion for tennis and ballroom dancing.
Jack was proceeded in death by his beloved wife, Helen; and his three siblings, Leon, Nancy, and Dan. He is survived by his three children, Kim (Robin) Anderson, Lisa (Don) Saba, and Chris Anderson; three siblings, Howie, Dave, and Carolyn; eight grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. Funeral service with Military Honors will be at 10:00 am on Friday, July 13, 2018 at Shadow Mountain Mortuary, 2350 E. Greenway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85022 with light refreshments to follow. In lieu of flowers contributions in Jack's honor may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at act.alz.org/donate or to Hospice of the Valley at hov.org.